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“Fantastic stay, would recommend!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hardinge Arms
Ranked #1 of 3 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Fantastic stay, would recommend!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lovely friendly owners, fab rooms with plenty of room and great breakfast, was a shame they dont do food on sundays but they did recommend a fantastic pub only 5 mins away that we had a stunning meal at. we only stayed 1 night but will definitely return next time we are in the area!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for spending your time to write us a review, we really do appreciate it. Hopefully we will see you again for some more traditional pub food and well kept ales. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

We received a warm welcome on arrival our room was located across the courtyard with parking outside our room. Well furnished with a massive bed and a hospitality tray, lovely big towels and a bathroom with soap and shampoo available we have found in a number of places this is no longer the case. We dined in the restaurant and it was first class we both chose the ribeye steak and certainly weren't disappointed. The following morning breakfast again was just the job freshly cooked and very enjoyable. The owners and staff were great to get on with, very friendly and welcoming we are certainly looking forward to our next stay at the Hardinge Arms.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharon W
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. Tom and I have worked extremely hard since we took over at the end of February so it is fantastic to get such kind feedback.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Just called as a passerby on Tuesday lunch. Warm welcome good range menu at reasonable prices.Our group of 4 are always very critical of pub lunches, but NO complaints on any respects!
Highly unusual for us!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank nigel c
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We spent the night at the Hardinge Arms last Sunday as we were attending a wedding at the nearby Donington Parkhouse Farm Hotel. We arranged early check in with ease, and on arrival were warmly welcomed by the landlord and lady in the pub (which has been tastefully and thoughtfully renovated). Our room was across the courtyard in a quaint cottage, with our own entrance, which was gorgeous inside, with a comfy bed, large shower, and personal touches. The breakfast was delicious and high quality. We felt the price offered good value for money and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay at the Hardinge Arms to family and friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

stayed here last night on way to a meeting at Calke Abbey. The new owners were delightful and friendly, the room (across the courtyard) was clean and roomy and the Burger I had for dinner was splendid. A good range of local real ales and a fantastic full english (with the best back bacon and black pudding that I have had for a long time)
thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ian G
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Leicestershire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We expected on our second visit for lunch with friends, it would be as good as the first time-unfortunately not

It was a very cold snowy day and we expected the fire to be on, unfortunately a very cold atmosphere in the pub. Also the food was okay, but was not as good as our first visit, - not sure if a different chef also very different atmosphere

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on a Tuesday night. We were greeted by a young and friendly landlord. The wine selection was very good and the beer excellent too. The menu has classic pub dishes and served to a very high standard, hearty, well cooked and flavoursome. The pub itself was clean, bright and had an excellent atmosphere. Will be returning again soon!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Hardinge Arms

Property: The Hardinge Arms
Address: Main Street | Kings Newton, Melbourne DE73 8BX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carolyn and Kevin now run this beautiful,refurbished 16th Century Inn. The restaurant serves a superb menu of fresh, seasonal food with an extensive wine list. The six en-suite letting rooms in the converted stable block together with a delicious full English breakfast make it an ideal place to stay. Being close to Donington Park race circuit, East Midlands airport, M1, M42 and the Calke Abbey estate. ... more   less 
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