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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We called in after spending the weekend in Hartfordshire for a drink welcomed by a log fire, lovely staff landlord & landlady so we decided if they had room we would stay. so glad they had a room thoroughly enjoyed it will stay again soon Great food Great place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel as it is doggy friendly, well that they sure are, plenty of water and biscuits for the dogs. The room we stayed in 1 allocated to dogs was clean well furnished and nicely situated on the ground floor. The staff were attentive and extremely helpful nothing was to much trouble. There winter break deal is good...

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with my husband for breakfast and had a lovely meal in a fabulous environment. Tom is a great host and is truly proud of his hotel and it's got ghosts !!! You can go for great walks to st Catherine's chapel and breath in the fresh clean air by the sea.

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Cheshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Ilchester Arms to celebrate my Birthday and to bring in the New Year. We love Abbotsbury and the surrounding area and have visited the area for the last 4 summers. We were keen to come over in the winter and to have a breath of sea air. We were not disappointed at all...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch on Monday. An Aberdeen Angus steak burger was ordered. Perfectly acceptable but served with greasy, undercooked chips and no salad garnish of any sort. Literally just burger and (poor) chips for £14 seemed very poor value for money. A great pity as we enjoyed an excellent lunch her a few months ago.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good with a good range on offer, including locally sourced options. A little bit pricey but not too bad. The service was fantastic. Our waitress was incredibly friendly and helpful, we couldn't have asked for more. The location was perfect, as we were walking around the village and surrounding area. It's in a beautiful village. The Ilchester...

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Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning after a lovely first visit earlier we were not disappointed. Charming room, well catered for at breakfast, generally lovely dinners but the duck was a little overcooked. All in all good value and we will be back for another break.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice athmosphere, friendly staff, great breakfast, good dinner, perfect location, clean rooms. Highly recommend a visit! Kid friendly, dog friendly what more can I say to twohundred words needed.

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Banya, Bulgaria
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It made my 3-night stay - extremely enjoyable, I will definitely book again in 2017. The rooms seem to be all different and individual - but the most impressive overall quality ..... is the excellence of the staff. Alf Allen from Stoke-on-Trent.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

5 of us went for a meal and had a fantastic experience. I had been here before but many years ago and I think under different management. The surroundings were very comfortable the staff very helpful and pleasant. We had a variety of food which all arrived together and hot, despite sub-zero temperatures outside. Everyone commented on the very nice...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Ilchester Arms Hotel

Address: 9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth > Abbotsbury
Price Range: £42 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ilchester Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Definately Charlotte.”
 of 5 bubbles CazCheshire, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Charlotte Room is the best (see photos)”
  • Comfortable four poster in the Charlotte Room
  • His and hers washbasins in the Charlotte Room
  • Huge flat screen TV in the Charlotte Room
  • Relaxing area in the Charlotte Room
 of 5 bubbles Peragrantes, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we did not stay overnight”
 of 5 bubbles WiltshireEngland, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can ask for the Charlotte room with its bay windows and views of the Abbey.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnDz, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a main building room. There are some in the converted stables, more modern but not as nice.”
 of 5 bubbles AlanAbout, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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