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Instow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off to watch the football. Nice pub, decent beer, clean, friendly staff. Didn't want to eat, wish I hadn't bothered. It was vile. Never have the ham, egg and chips.it was cheap - and when it appeared I could see why. The ham was watery supermarket ham, wafer thin. The strawcut fries were overcooked and fried in old oil....

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Thank GillyF2012
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Whilst the sheets and room were clean. The room was very small as was the shower. Larger people note! Plenty of hot water. To get up in the morning to find scribbled note on door to pub which read"no breakfast owing to unforeseen circumstances." Not just one night but two nights! Not 3 star accommodation or treatment.

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Thank Alan P
Worcestershire
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here, thankfully for only 1 night with 2 friends from Sweden. Both rooms were dirty - we had 12 dead flies amongst the cobwebs on just one window. The carpet had a number of stains, the shower was disgusting. In our friend's tiny en-suite the light must have been powered by a 1 watt bulb. We asked to...

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1Thank Bob-Elizabeth
Malvern, England
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very good bed linen - excellent bath towels.And nice clean rooms. But the TV only worked in one of our 3 rooms - too late to bother the owner. No bedside lamp - not essential, but useful. Don't get a room over the bar unless you are watching the football with them ! Very helpful owner - Annmarie but I...

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Thank thewellcomegroup
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the positives. Room was big. The two single beds were comfortable. Nice decor. There were clean towels. Cooked breakfast was nice. The negatives? When we arrived the male member of staff who showed us to our room failed to give us any info, such as when breakfast was. And he swore several times in front of myself...

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3Thank Sweetiepip
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went in at lunchtime and wanted a. Jacket pot. Advised they ran out of spuds and we're doing the shopping now! Asked for a sandwich but could only have a baguette. Was supposed to come with crisps but they were nachosNot served with a friendly face and my friends and I won't be returning.

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1Thank Debbie N N
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Went here last night with some friends that were staying with us. We have been before for drinks as we do not live too far away and it's easy to walk. It is convenient and close to town and also a large local community, but it is never very busy, we decided last night why this might be!If you want...

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Thank KATES6bpr
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Went to the tank fest and the Sydney arm's in Dorchester was recommended, I was very pleased the room was very cosy the evening meal was very good and the landlord Ray was very friendly and chatty. The breakfast in the morning hot and very tasty

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Thank kevin h
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my stay at the Sydney arms, the facilities were above average the rooms were spacious and kept to a high standard of cleanliness, the staff members were very warm and welcoming, would recommend a visit to this hotel for either business or leisure

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Thank chrisp88pvfc
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My daughter and I were invited to a 50th Birthday party in the area and were unable to get in at the Premier Inn, luckily I found The Sydney Arms, just a short walk from our pick up point and I'm glad I did. Ray and Annmarie made us both very welcome. The two rooms were superb, clean with comfortable...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the lovely market town of Dorchester in Dorset, the heart of Hardy County, this traditional English pub provides 5 letting rooms finished to a high standard. The Sydney Arms boasts fine food, great wines, real ales and Sky Sports, all within 2 minutes of some of the most picturesque countryside. The hospital is also found nearby. All rooms are en suite and feature a flat-screen TV with built-in Freeview. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sydney Arms

Address: 11 Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 2NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: £68 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sydney Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Bob-Elizabeth, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid a room over the bar if you want an early night.”
 of 5 bubbles thewellcomegroup, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are above a pub which may not be suitable for families with small children and are on the main road. Not much noise from pub”
 of 5 bubbles dggriffin, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Property on the main road over a public house but didn't have any problems with noise at all.”
 of 5 bubbles janices61, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles mrsc114, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
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