We stayed in the Generals room (lovely four poster bed room in the main part of the hotel) and had dinner in the Restuarant and neither disappointed. My wife and I took our baby son and we were made to feel very welcome. The quality of th food and the accommodation is very high, I don't think I have ever stayed in a room as nice as this. The food was lovely, the portions were a bit on the small side, but to be honest they were plenty for us. I had a lovely venison special for main and my wife had the pork, and they were both delightful. I think one minor point I would make, and it is only a very minor point, is that he service generally could do with being a little more attentive, I got the impression that at times there were not enough people doing certain jobs and for people who had never been here before it wasn't as clear as it could be where one was meant to go for meals etc. I think with a tiny bit of a focus on tightening up on the service slightly this could be a truly outstanding hotel. Definitely worth a visit for food or accommodation. I think some of the more negative reviews have been left by people who just don't like this sort of restaurant / hotel and perhaps are looking for something altogether a bit different, whatever that may be, but don't be out off if you are the sort of person who likes good quality stuff and doesn't mind paying for it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit's destination. The pub has eight beautifully appointed double en-suite rooms, four in the pub itself and a further four in the old Stables. If you want to add an extra luxurious touch to your stay, choose our General's room which comes complete with floor-to-ceiling French windows, darkwood antique furnishings and a stunning four poster bed. Each of our bedrooms come with luxury Feather and Black bedding, flat screen digital television, direct dial telephone, Wi-Fi internet access, and tea & coffee making facilities with homemade biscuits. Our 2 Rosettes restaurant serves seasonal British food and you can expect that every plate on the Museum Inn menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. With low ceilings, flag stone floors and a roaring log fire, the Museum bar has a cosy, traditional feel with a relaxing ambience that ensures a steady stream of local clientele. It offers a wide selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list. Salisbury and its cathedral are only a 30 minute drive away whilst the beautiful hillside town of Shaftesbury is only 20 minutes. The Museum Inn also sits 2 miles away of the historic Rushmore Park, an area of lawn and open woodland home to the Rushmore Golf Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Museum Hotel Farnham
- The Museum Inn Farnham, Dorset