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“Spacious room, great service”
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The Chetnole Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Chetnole B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Blackwater, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Spacious room, great service”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Our son gave us a red letter day experience for Xmas so we found the Chetnole Inn through their website. The service here is excellent you are made to feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble for the hosts! Excellent breakfast with plenty of choice. We had dinner in the restaurant and again the food was excellent. The toiletries provided are really good quality with tea and coffee making facilities too. This is a great base for exploring parts of Dorset such as Lyme Regis and West Bay and is very close to Sherbourne. Totally recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We picked the Chetnole Inn based on previous reviews and its location midpoint between Wimbourne Minster and Bath where we're also staying. It was a delightful find in the middle of very pretty countryside. Our room, Tess, was large and comfortable with a king size bed, small sofa and nice bathroom all with windows overlooking the churchyard which was very pretty. The new owners are clearly doing a great job of keeping the locals happy as every table was booked for dinner which was delicious. It would have been easy to sleep in as it's so quiet with just the sound of birds and the occasional horse clip clopping past. Breakfast was delicious. Service was friendly and also efficient. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, England
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We found this inn thanks to Red Letter Day. It is in a tiny village a few miles south of Sherborne in Dorset (well worth a visit). The Chetnole Inn only has 3 or 4 rooms, but ours was very attractive with a nice view over the churchyard. The best thing was the food, all freshly cooked and very reasonably priced. We had 3 nights here and can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Chetnole Inn is now happily under the new ownership of Simon and Maria, and I'm delighted to say it is still a 5* place to dine and stay. Simon and Maria warmly welcome you to their traditional country inn. The bedrooms deserve their previous high ratings, beautifully appointed and so clean and fresh with good quality tea/coffee and bathroom products to hand. The restaurant was busy on the night we stayed, but their chef and waitresses managed seemingly effortlessly and the meal was delightful. Breakfast the next morning was as you may now expect - excellent. If you are looking for a break in a rural village inn, with a great atmosphere, used by travellers and locals alike - look no further!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had the Hardy room and it was spotless. I loved the furnishings in the room, bathroom and toiletries were great. The room was very airy which was just as well as weather was very hot. The new owners Simon and Maria were very welcoming and we had a really nice breakfast each morning with local homemade jam etc. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for quality accommodation in a quiet rural setting.

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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

New Owners of one of your favourite places to stay not want your want hear but pleased to say on this occasion new Owner's Simon and Maria proved a delight! Still has lovely clean tidy well appointed rooms. Great young chef and friendly staff in a Traditional Village Inn. Cant fault this place which is why we keep coming back! Already checking my diary ready to book later in the year!

Room Tip: We have stayed in all three room would be hard to call but Hardy would be my favourite I think!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed at the Chetnole Inn for one night at the weekend thanks to a Red Letter Days 'rural escape' purchased for us for our wedding and were absolutely thrilled with it. Completely off the beaten track, Chetnole is a real rural idyll seven miles from Sherborne. It was just the most beautiful village location to explore and our room 'Tess' (named after the Hardy character) had a wonderful outlook onto the village church and green beyond. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout the booking and checking in process and the food is a real highlight. A previous winner of the Dorset Pub Food of the Year award, the Chetnole has a fantastic menu. My juicy mussels were fantastic and my husband's fillet steak, cooked at the table on a sizzling slab, was really tender - a stand out meal. We didn't find the rural location as quiet as we had hoped and continued to hear the DJ from a local birthday party until well beyond 3am. That's hardly the pub's fault though - it's obviously just a very happening village! A great spot from which to explore beautiful Dorset and nearby Somerset and Devon.

Room Tip: All three rooms are front facing, enjoying views of the village church
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Property: The Chetnole Inn
Address: Chetnole, Sherborne DT9 6NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sherborne > Chetnole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Chetnole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chetnole Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning country Inn set in the Dorset countryside a short distance from the historic town of Sherborne. We have flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, fires, good selection of real ales ales, fine wine list, beer garden with our family of chickens...Our rooms our 4 Start Gold rated and all are en suite with sofa's, flatscreen televisions, dvd players, free wi-fi. ... more   less 
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