We stayed for a Saturday night as we were attending a wedding a few miles from Ilchester. My partner booked it over the phone at the last minute and we were very glad we did. We arrived early as we needed to get changed for the wedding, not a problem. The room wasn't fully made-up but we could use it to put our luggage away and get changed, they did the rest whilst we were out. The family room was quirky but clean and comfortable, the smallest one loved the cupboard room with a bed in it, he thought it was great to have his own "room". My highlight however was a member of bar staff on the Saturday night. As I had to drive back from the reception (no way were we paying the quoted £60 for a cab) I was hoping to catch last orders at the bar for a proper drink. Having checked what ales were available before we left, when we got back at 23:00 I got my partner to order me a beer whilst I checked the offerings from the Bull Inn pub across the square. The Bull had a favourite beer of mine so I ordered it and cheekily asked if I could take it across to the Ilchester Arms as my partner and kids were there. Not a problem. Sat in the Ilchester Bar I was asked why I had 2 pints so I said 1 was from the Bull, again, no problem. After I'd finished 1 of them, the barmaid from the Bull came in and asked if I'd like another one, delivered from across the square. I couldn't believe it, what service to bring beer from another pub!
Breakfast in the morning wasn't too early and was really nice, the sausage particulary. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if I ever find myself needing a bed in SE Somerset.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque village of Ilchester close to the A303 & between RNAS Yeovilton & Yeovil, The Ilchester Arms is a charming hotel, restaurant & bar where a warm welcome is always assured. Brendan, Lucy & their young energetic team are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service & we take great pride in serving you our exceptional quality cuisine made from local fresh produce (wherever possible) & providing you with charming & comfortable rooms. Facilities include: • 16 Bedrooms - all with flat screen free view televisions • Free wireless internet for all hotel guests • 2 meeting/private dining rooms We offer free onsite parking with free public car parks both opposite and a little down the road. There is a large layby nearby for coach parking. The Bar is open daily for hot & cold beverages & the Bistro is open every day for Lunch & Dinner (except Sunday evenings). Brendan & Lucy are also the proud owners of The Bull Inn situated opposite. ... more less
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- The Ilchester Arms Hotel Somerset