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Best Western Shrubbery Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Ilminster in Somerset provides a fantastic base for breaks. Visit this quiet market town and enjoy the stunning countryside that lies on our doorstep. Ilminster is a charming town home to medieval streets, independent shops and regular markets. It is a great base to explore the many cycling routes, National Trust Houses & Gardens that Somerset has to offer. Located just half a mile from the A303 and 10 minutes from the M5, the hotel makes a great base from which to explore the beautiful county of Somerset. Individuals, tours and groups of varying sizes are welcome – the hotel has 23 bedrooms to choose from in a variety of styles. The hotel has ample car parking with easy access for guests. Recently, the hotel’s reception, bar and restaurant areas have all been refurbished. The bar, lounge and Revival restaurant are open all year around. Enjoy a simple snack, tasty carvery or more formal a la carte dining. This 3 star Edwardian Country House is a great venue for small intimate weddings, large receptions and civil wedding ceremonies. The hotel's ballroom (the largest in the area) can seat up to 250 guests for a wedding reception venue and there are 4 licensed rooms where a civil wedding ceremony can take place. Guests can stay in one of our 23 individually furnished en-suite bedrooms. We'll get involved from the initial planning stages right through to the big day itself. Our aim is to make your wedding day as special as it can be while alleviating some of the stresses along the way. For all enquiries, please contact the hotel directly.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Historic Hotel


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40Car recommended
Grade: 40 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
72Room tips
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Our daughter got married at the Shrubbery on 30th December 2018. We want to pass on our sincere gratitude to Simon and all his team for everything they did for us in both the preparation for, and on the day of the wedding. Simon was down to earth, approachable, and accommodated
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We stayed for two nights ,which the second was the wedding day. It was a fantastic day and well looked after bye all staff ,food and catering was delicious.very well organised.rooms were clean .on suite was tired,room 2 ,silicon so messy! Had to change shower 🚿 head as it was
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When making the booking, particularly asked for a table that was accessible for my elderly disabled Mother, knowing that there are 3 steep steps down to the ballroom. Was assured that this would not be a problem and a note was made to that affect when I booked. On arrival,
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At first looks it’s a lovely place but the rooms are quite dated (we had a deluxe room, though with and need a revamp the sealant round the bath at present a large messy smear that has loosened! The TV was temperamental probably due to the remote being held together by
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We booked 24 tickets for Blues Bros Christmas night on 13th December. The manager emailed to say that the band would not be able to perform as they had an 'accident'. I suspected this was a lie and contacted the band who confirmed that they were playing on the night, had no
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Room 7.
Newly updated bathroom
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Amazing Bed!
We have 3 ground floor rooms, access to the hotel is from the outside on the level, and access to our restaurant and bar is on the level, I trust this the information you require Regards Stuart Shepherd General; Manager
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"Room 7 much better than room 8."
"we had room 17 it was lovely"
"Check air-con is working before you stay in hot weather Garden area great for a quite drink in the evening"
"Don't go for no. 10 or the one with the fire escape running through it"
"There are three rooms in a sort of annexe which have doors opening onto the car park, motel style, and are covnenitnyl acessible."
US$111 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel
United KingdomEnglandIlminster
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