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“Excellent Hotel”

The Ilchester Arms Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 193 Restaurants in Yeovil
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Ilchester Arms offers lunch every day with evening meal served Monday - Saturday. We offer a bistro setting as well as boasting a sheltered garden area. A child friendly establishment we have a play area outside and offer toys inside to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy your meals, we also offer a children's menu. For those looking to host a function our private function area overlooking the garden is available, here we can provide a full 3 course meal or a buffet to suit your needs. If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as our kitchen are more than happy to cater to your needs.Our website has our current menu to wet your appetite. We are also proud to offer our bar snug area for those looking for a relaxing drink.The Ilchester Arms also offers 16 en-suite bedrooms.
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Our first visit to the Ilchester arms, we initially booked for two nights,the owners Brendan & Lucy have just about covered everything in the needs of hospitality, very friendly and helpful staff, superb food which was plentyful &cooked to perfection, we enjoyed our stay so much we stayed an extra night, rooms very well equipt, tea,coffee, water &biscuit's, even supplied a hairdrier. We would certainly come back and recommend it to our friend's as the place to stay if visiting the area, Allan & Yvonne Gough

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ilchesterarms, Manager at The Ilchester Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you Allan and Yvonne for your kind words, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Bistro at The Ilchester Arms looks attractive but the food looks better on the menu than on the plate. Two of us started with duck pancakes and the usual sauce with spring onion and cucumber. The duck was plentiful, but soggy and the pancakes were cold. The cucumber and onions were fine as was the sauce, which no doubt was bought in. This was followed by a beef stew also for each of us. I have never seen two such similar portions! Each contained 5 small pieces of beef with a thin waterey sauce and an identical assortment of vegetables: suspiciously like "boil in a bag" On a cold winter's night we had hoped for something substantial with some good body to it and a generous helping of beef. We were disappointed!
We were still hungry and ordered sorbet for dessert. Whilst it was not the weather for sorbet we hoped it might have been bought in from somewhere reasonable. It hadn't been. Between us we had 4 different "flavours" and they all tasted exactly the same! We even tried to fool one another by closing our eyes, but no; they all tasted of nothing except ice.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Popped in for a meal the other night and I think has improved over the last couple of years. Really good choice on menu for all tastes and excellent value for money. Food and service are both top quality

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ilchesterarms, Manager at The Ilchester Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We popped in here on the way home from Bovey Castle - highly recommended. Sunday lunches are excellent here - great selection of veg - quality meat - served in nice surroundings. Great service too.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very nice welcome from the owners, food really is very good and fresh. The prices are on the high side but worth it for a special one-off.

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