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All reviewsthe pubsherborne abbeyno liftthe ritzgood sizecar parkingate herenice roomfood was lovelynice breakfastone night staycouple of nightsbottled watercomfortable bedfull englishold buildinga lovely stay
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Whilst visiting Sherborne Abbey we noticed the Half Moon Inn across the road, as it was raining hard we decided to go in rather than look for another restaurant as we were hungry and wet. We ordered soup and a main meal at the bar and sat down to wait for our meal. We found the bar staff had an attitude problem and couldnt car less if we ate there or not, the customer service was non existant. We could not believe it when the soup arrived, it was supposed to be Potato and Leek but looked more like porridge, it stuck to the spoon and tasted like wallpaper paste. I can honestly say that in all my life I have never been served such disgusting soup. We called the waitress over, returned the soup and got a full refund on the meal as we did not wish to experience the main meal if the soup was so poor. We then got up and left. We noticed that a lot of food was left uneated by other customers.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Christopher05
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

My husband and I visited Sherborne on a rare Sunday out, we parked in the town centre and thought the Half Moon looked nice for lunch. The pub is a typical English pub, quite nice inside and good beer! Not so the sunday roast, My husband had to return his straight away as it was cold, the second one was not much hotter, the meat was very thickly slices and very dry as if it had been sliced hours ago, veg was ok but could have been hotter, the gravy was horrible, very watery and had a weird synthetic taste like mouthwash!! Has we not been so hungry we would have left it all ! I suppose at £6.95 you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Dont order the roast!
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sue W
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

I have used this hotel on several occasions over the last few years and have had several complaints. However, the new management seem to be making an effort to turn the place around.
The staff were very professional and very helpful. The rooms are more than adequate with a nice array of biscuits, coffee, tea, chocolate and bottled water a very nice touch. The water pressure as always, is excellent filling a good large bath in an astonishingly short time.
Did not try the evening menus, as the local restaurants (The Green) are to die for, however, I am sure that the food is acceptable given the number of patrons.
Breakfast was very good, for what it is with an array of yoghurt's, cereals, fresh fruit and toast to be chosen from via self service and cooked breakfast to order.
Excellent central position makes this a definite option for a stay in Sherborne.

Room Tip: All good but ones at front tend to be more noisey.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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4  Thank SeakingVisitor
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Our room was o.k., small, but clean as was the bathroom, it was the rest of the pub that was the problem, the food we had was not very good, everything seemed a bit grubby and when one of the kitchen staff came into the bar carrying a tea towel, which was to say the least a very unfashionable shade of grubby, that really made me wish we had stayed somewhere else. Breakfast the following morning was just about passable, but the memory of the tea towel put me off and the coffee was undrinkable.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Dottytoinfinity
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Check in was easy, and our room was pleasant and clean . Fairly big bathroom with amazing water pressure. Prefer king size bed but slept reasonably well.
Breakfast was pretty good, although staff are over-stretched which meant we were waiting a long time for some items. Also on our 2nd morning there was a very loud smelly hoover going in the bar near the breakfast area which I felt could have been done after breakfast was over. Staff are polite and helpful and a couple of minor service issues were quickly and personally dealt with. You would be pushed to find better value for money in Sherborne and it has a car park, which is handy given it's central location. We did eat there in the evening and the food was reasonable for the price.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank melharb
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