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“Nice legs, shame about the face..........”
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The Unicorn Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Somerton
Gosport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice legs, shame about the face..........”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

...... might be one way of describing The Unicorn.
It is a place of contrasts. The decor/furnishings/fabric are all beyond rustic, even dilapidated. Scruffy doesn't mean character.
However:
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The towels and bed linen gleaming white.
Plenty of tea and coffee in the rooms, and help yourself refills on the landing. Plus bottled water.
Restaurant food served in good time, well presented and hot.
A good selection of beers.
Overall, if the decor were improved (not brought up to date, but improved) it would be a typical Olde Worlde pub with accommodation.
It was nice to see a pub so busy on a week night. Lots of regulars. Possibly down to the quality of the staff.

Room Tip: Room 6 overlooks the smoking area; The boiler/fan can be heard all night.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

popped in for a drink and see what new management was like,shame the old bar maid was so grumpy she needs to know customers pay her wages, the owner was slouched at the bar she was completely disinterested in any customer service. We will not be going back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had a recent one night stay here and met up with some friends in the bar for drinks and food .
The room was a good size and so was the bathroom . Selection of tea,coffee ,etc The service in the bar was good though it did get a bit noisy with locals later on . THe food was excellent plenty of it , well cooked and well presented . So why not 5 stars? The mattress was terrible . One of the worst ones we have slept in

Room Tip: Number 5 room I hear is very small . Plenty of parking around the back in the public car park . The...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cahir, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed in The Unicorn Hotel recently and would definately reccommend.

The room was warm and very comfortable..cannot say a bad word about it

Had a meal there that evening--When asked for the menu, the gentleman in the bar came over and went through the menu, listing out what specials were on that evening (massive thumps up for me)
I had a pork and apple burger- delicious

The shower was nice and warm the following morning, followed by a lovely cooked breakfast.

Above all, the staff really impressed me..They were very friendly and went the extra mile..

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We ate here a little while ago, but we are inspired to write this review on reading the unusually positive comments made by others. We felt we should share our horrible experience of lunch at this pub.

On arriving in the pub, we received a rather unfriendly greeting from the man behind the bar, but were shown to our table in the empty and run-down dining room. Because we were a little on the late side, we ordered the battered cod with chips and peas. When it arrived, one smell of the fish was enough to tell us that it was off. We were able to eat the accompanying cheese and chips, but when we pointed out to the waitress that the fish was inedible, she merely said 'I'll tell the chef'. We never received any explanation, and were obliged to pay in full.

I have to say, it was one of the worst eating experiences of my life. AVOID.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Sturminster Newton
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2012

En route home after a disastrous overnight hotel stop elsewhere, looking for a decent lunch, we revisited this town centre pub where we'd had a good meal some years before. We had an excellent Sunday lunch, supplied at moderate cost, and without a prior booking. Helpful and welcoming staff, in spite of it being very busy. Unpretentious, good solid English pub fare.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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hants
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Only stayed for one night it was very clean and comfortable. The bed was a bit old it had the old fashioned springs so creaked a bit and every time you moved you rolled together. The bathroom could do with an overhaul and maybe some non slip lino would be better. The breakfast was perfectly cooked to order so you dont get anything that has been hanging around and there was plenty to choose from and if its not on the menu you only have to ask. Lovely helpful staff as well.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Unicorn Hotel
Address: West Street, Somerton TA11 7PR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Somerton
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Somerton
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Unicorn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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