We were invited to a Wedding at The Eastbury in June. We tried to book rooms in January, but the hotel restricted us by insisting they would only allow booking for 2 nights across the weekend. Which left nearly all of our party looking for alternative accommodation, or a bill for 2 nights when we only wanted 1....
We found rooms for around £60 in a local pub, but unluckily for us they closed down and fortunately at the last minute the Eastbury changed their policy. They still had 11 vacant rooms the night of our event. I believe these would ALL have been booked had they not been so greedy asking for 2 nights.
The Hotel is average but charges top prices. There are some nice rooms and a lovely garden, but there's also some very tired decor, corridors & bedrooms which are absolutely not worth the £120+ they are trying to charge per night.
Bar prices seem ok, though the selection of beers is poor. No real ales or bitters. I imagine they struggle for the trade needed to sell these.
The billing process wasn't simple with a number of guests complaining about VAT being added to their bill. Or the price not being as expected.
A good day, the service was generally very good. Though an improvement on customer room pricing and communications would be welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Georgian Town-House Hotel dating from 1740, located near Sherborne's train station, historic castles & Abbey. Typical of the period, it has graceful, light and spacious rooms which offer home-from-home comfort throughout. Located in the heart of historic Sherborne, you can relax in our walled garden while only being a short walk from all the town's shops and amenities. Our Conservatory Restaurant is award winning, having achieved 2 AA Red Rosettes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eastbury Hotel Sherborne
- The Eastbury Hotel Sherborne, Dorset