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The Talbot

Blandford Road, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN England
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#1 of 1 inn in Iwerne Minster
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Every evening you can enjoy relaxing in our welcoming bar, as you sample our excellent wines, ales, soft drinks, teas and coffees in front of our cosy warm fire. Four-legged friends are welcome in the bar area. We have six comfortable bedrooms, including a self-contained family suite consisting of a double and a twin room with a large modern shower room. We also offer delicious breakfasts. Come and visit us at The Talbot and we'll ensure your visit is as relaxing and comfortable as possible!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Margaret S wrote a review Mar 2024
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We have stayed overnight at The Talbot many times in the last few years to visit family in the area, very friendly staff, clean roons and excellent breakfasts We were booked in again for this evening, other family members arrived yesterday, shower not working in one room, milk on tea tray was dated 2023 and no breakfast available this morning! Despite offering breakfast on their website and then refusing a refund to the family members who had paid for Friday and Saturday.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carol J wrote a review Mar 2024
Gillingham, United Kingdom5 contributions9 helpful votes
We so wanted to love this place but it needs improvement in all areas. There was a young man sitting on a table outside, he was dressed in a tracksuit and was smoking away. He asked us if we had a booking and told us to go in and sit anywhere we liked. The menu was disappointing, everything with chips. I wasn’t keen on anything really and opted for chicken and mushroom pie, it was just like a pie you would get in a fish and chip shop. Our friends had gammon and wondered where the pineapple was. The food was just about edible, didn’t bother with dessert. It was so disappointing. Another couple sent their food back and was asked if they would like their food put back in the microwave! We were there on a Friday and it was virtually empty. This place needs to change drastically if it wants to be a successful dining pub.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Gabriella D wrote a review Feb 2024
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Stayed for 2 nights over new years. Very friendly staff however very disappointed that on New Year’s Day they “ran out of breakfast” so we didn’t get to eat. Seems ridiculous as we were the only guests staying that night… too hungover maybe??
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karl W wrote a review Jan 2024
Norwich, United Kingdom37 contributions21 helpful votes
I have stayed here for two nights. Travelling the country for work I usually rely on Premier Inn simply as you get what it says on the tin, so was quite apprehensive when I booked this. I didn’t need to be. What a lovely friendly place. My room was lovely, clean warm and a very comfortable bed in which I slept like a log. The bar, barman and owners were friendly welcoming and the atmosphere was friendly and made me feel at home. Breakfast cooked to order and excellent. Evening meal, a lovely home made lasagne, what’s not to love. I know the owners are fairly new and in the process of making their mark, so if you haven’t been and you are passing them pop in, you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Susan I wrote a review Jan 2024
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Had a lovely stay just before Christmas. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Planning to go back in the summer. Perfect location for visiting the local attractions. Would recommend visiting Monkey World which is only a short drive away.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Have a walk around the village while you're there
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Sallyanne G wrote a review Dec 2023
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We had a lovely evening! Started with an amazing meal. Followed by live music from Flooded lane. What a fun, fabulous friendly place. I can honestly say Hubby and I really enjoyed ourselves, the locals were fun and the new landlords are really lovely.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Teresa e wrote a review Dec 2023
Ely, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely stay very friendly staff. New landlord was very good Rooms were very clean . Breakfast and evening meal was lovely . Dog friendly. Will certainly stay again Pub is situated in a lovely village
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Georgia wrote a review Oct 2023
Bicester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Rude Staff. We were due to stay in August, 2 days prior we were unable to book taxis from the wedding venue. Steven was very understanding and helpful and said he could refund the rooms so we could find alternative accommodation. We phoned and spoke to Steve the owner twice that day and both times he insisted he just needed to contact booking.com and the money would be refunded. We otherwise would’ve never cancelled the rooms. We then phoned a week later and he maintained he would email them and the monies would be refunded. Months of phoning and leaving messages for Steven, unread emails we resorted to leaving bad reviews. He then emailed claiming to have no recollection of speaking to us on the phone and that he’d not be refunding the money! We phoned again, this time to be sworn at by a lady and then hung up on! Since then he has blocked us from leaving reviews and phoning but it would seem there is a theme of bad reviews. I’m sure if you pay up, stay and keep your head down you should be ok. But don’t trust these people for a second!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid the whole place. There are much nicer and better value airbnbs locally.
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jeni g wrote a review Sept 2023
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A strange place, we were completely underwhelmed by the food and the choice for vegetarians was meagre. We were overcharged and the veg Dahl had no veg in it, it was overly salty and overpriced. We won’t return
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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beth o wrote a review Sept 2023
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Well I have many words for this pub but all I can say is AVOID this pub unless you want to get stared at or shouted by the regulars from this pub. Manager needs to learn a lesson or two for thinking that this is acceptable ! I definitely won’t be recommending ANYONE to this pub, never felt so uncomfortable in my life, and TO the regular man who was very aggressive and shouting needs to be BANNED! Disgusting behaviour!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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£76 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDorsetBlandford ForumIwerne Minster
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Talbot
Which popular attractions are close to The Talbot?
Nearby attractions include Hambledon Hill (2.2 miles), English Heritage, Fiddleford Manor, (4.0 miles), and Edie-Mae's (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Talbot?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Talbot?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Talbot?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Talbot?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Baker Arms, The White Horse Inn, and The Stur Of The Moment.
Is The Talbot located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Iwerne Minster.
Are there any historical sites close to The Talbot?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Wardour Castle (8.8 miles), Gold Hill (5.4 miles), and Milton Abbey (8.7 miles).