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“A proper country inn”
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The Cott Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Dartington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A proper country inn”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for just one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The welcome was good and the room was lovely. The bed was large, but a little too soft for my liking, although I did sleep pretty well. Plenty of tea and coffee in the room.
We had drinks in the bar (a little expensive at over £8.50 for a small glass of wine and a beer), and ate from the specials menu. The food was good and reasonably priced.
Breakfast was fine, but I agree with previous reviews that the breakfast room is a little stale.
Overall, a comfortable stay in a great old pub. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Fantastic friendly staff at this wonderful atmospheric Inn. Immaculate modern bedrooms with a white cloud of a bed and so comfortable. We were made so welcome and did not want to leave. The food is wonderful and the presentation immaculate. We will definitely return we had a wonderful weekend. Beautiful place.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

a spur of the moment booking and they cud only fit us in early but that was fine it was a Saturday night.we arrived and had a drink in the garden then came down to our table,noone offered us menus so I had to go and ask.when the food arrived it was good, tasty garlic prawns(could hve been a few more)the mains were very well cooked steak and peppercorn sauce,the chips we not so good.the steak pie was super with a really good gravy and shortcrust pastry top and well cooked veg.the wine was good and reasonable.overall a good meal but think staff were very busy.nice pub.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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ashford kent
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

stayed to nights at this lovely hotel stairs to room a bit tight but ok room clean the bed good we slept well food good staff and service good when you look at the pic in the breakfast room what the owners have done to this hotel in such a short time is wonderful i hope thy will keep it up and are repaid for all their hard work

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited The Cott Inn for an evening meal with family, we weren't staying there, so can't comment on the rooms but if the rest of the place is anything to go by they should be great. We all had something different from the menu and were all very pleased with our choices. We chose from the main menu and a specials board. The staff are all really lovely , quite young and bubbly , nothing was to much trouble for them. It wasn't particularly cheap, but it was money well spent. The building itself has been used as an Inn/pub for 500 years and it is full of character, the newly renovated thatched roof is amazing. Good beer garden aswell. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The recent owners have enhanced this lovely inn with altering the character. The rooms are much improved (ours was 6) with modern shower and furnishings. The garden is lovely and the new paved terrace a real suntrap. Food was excellent including breakfast - as a fussy coffee drinker an Espresso machine would be an added bonus. All in all a great stay with friendly and efficient staff. A terrific acoustic duo provided added pleasure on Sunday night without being at all obtrusive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cottingham
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The inn is a little bit off the beaten track but it is well worth staying here. It is a charming long thatched building and the bar /eating area has bags of character. We had a very good evening meal and the beer was well kept. The rooms are on the first floor and are accessed by narrow curving stairs. The rooms are well laid out with a modern ensuite. Breakfast is served in a separate room off the bar area and there was a good selection on offer.
The inn has a large car park and there is an outside seating area for relaxing with a drink on a warm evening.
All the staff were friendly and very helpful. On a Sunday Nina & Pete played and sang some excellent music at low decibel levels. Nina's singing would easily win on "The Voice" and Pete was majestically skillful with his guitar riffs.
I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Cott Inn
Address: Cott Lane | Cott Lane, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Totnes > Dartington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dartington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The famous Cott Inn in Dartington is one of the oldest thatched inns in Britain. It is reputed to have been built in the reign of Edward II (1307 to 1327) and has been an Inn / Pub since 1320. More information here.Situated in the village of Dartington near Totnes with beautiful countryside all around, The Cott Inn is a charming traditional family run pub. We are proud to serve excellent locally sourced seasonal food, fine wines and well kept ales, including daily fish specials and fabulous Sunday roast lunches. Perfect for romantic dinners and evenings out with friends, The Cott Inn is also a great venue for private parties with a separate dining room for up to 30 people. Come and enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere, with cosy log fires in the winter months and a large, pretty garden and patio area in warmer weather. ... more   less 
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The Cott Inn Dartington, Devon - Totnes

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