What a surprise this hotel was - fantastic room, fabulous, friendly, helpful staff. Food delicious, nothing too much trouble - even had smoked haddock and poached egg for breakfast - such value for money!
Stayed in room 7, it was huge! Decor was great, huge four poster bed - First time slept in one of those.
Had an evening meal in the hotel - that exceeded all expectations - has scallops to start and sea bass for main - Mmmmm.
Staff were great, so friendly and helpful
Area is nothing to shout about but there are lots of lovely villages around, and the air museum is well worth a visit. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Cider is the best I have ever tasted
Will be going back!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Taunton
- Taunton Best Western
- Best Western Shrubbery Hotel Ilminster, Somerset, UK