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“Good food, service a little slow”
Review of The Frampton Arms

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The Frampton Arms
Ranked #2 of 2 Moreton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham
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280 reviews
136 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Good food, service a little slow”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We enjoyed our dinner here and felt it was good value, especially as one of our number was a Gourmet Society member, so we received a discount of the already reasonable prices. Service was friendly and we had a pleasant table in the conservatory. All was well with the food, although some courses took rather a long time to arrive.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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English first
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Our group of 5 adults stopped at the Frampton Arms, Moreton for a late lunch on a day trip following the Lawrence of Arabia trail. We were too late for hot food service, but staff warmly welcomed us & offered us sandwiches. The food was fabulous! The tuna mayo was very good; the ham/brie/cranberry on a baguette was excellent! Do try the Dorset ham & cheeses while you're in Dorset & the Doom Bar ale too. The staff was friendly & helpful and the food & service was great too. If you're a military aircraft enthusiast, see the many photos on the pub walls. If you're a Lawrence of Arabia fan, visit the Wareham museum, see his stone effigy at St. Martin's church, Wareham, visit his cottage at Clouds Hill (near the Bovington Tank Museum), & his gravesite at Moreton. Do see the etched "Whistler" windows at St. Nicholas church, Moreton too.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Saturday 14th September 2013 and we are off to Weymouth
having eaten there before lunch is booked for 1 p.m. at The Frampton Arms Moreton.

Located a short distance from Weymouth just over the road from Moreton Railway Station the Pub come Restaurant (once featured on the BBC programme Top Gear) also offers Bed & Breakfast.

While the Pub still retains its character the Restaurant is cleverly housed in a Conservatory and quite honestly it works well and also feels right.

Having purchased drinks at the Bar we went through to our table, made our selection from a nicely varied Menu, returning once more to the Bar to place our food order. From then on meals and additional drinks were delivered to our table, leaving us to unwind in the knowledge the majority of our journey was behind us.

Meals at The Frampton Arms are of excellent quality with generous portions.
Having received a friendly welcome, good service, in pleasant surroundings..What's more to say.
Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Chew Magna, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We booked a room at this pub because we needed to stay nearby for an equestrian event. I didn't really expect very much, but sadly the Frampton Arms didn't even live up to this. We arrived quite late, about 9:15pm and had to wait 15 mins at the bar to be served as the only barmaid was busy laboriously dividing the bill of a large party. Several other waitresses were around polishing cutlery but ignoring us at the bar. When we were finally served we were told that the kitchen stopped serving at nine thirty. When I stated we had been waiting fifteen minutes the barmaid consulted the kitchen and they were able to rustle up some scampi and chips. Thank you. But it was all rather ungracious. After our very ordinary meal we were shown to our very ordinary room. As we were leaving early the next morning we were shown how to unlock the doors and find our way out. We were given a small discount as we weren't having breakfast. Whilst no-one was actually rude to us we felt as though we were a hassle they could well do without, the room itself was comfortable with a nice little TV, kettle and basic mini-bar. Some noise from the nearby railway. Serviceable dated bathroom.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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England
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

This was the first time that I have eaten at the Frampton Arms and can heartily recommend the food here.
Two of us had the steak and kidney pie with chips and vegetables and the other member of our party at the ham, egg and chips. The meat in the pie was tender and the gravy very tasty. A nice selection of vegetables were served with this and we all agreed the chips were to die for!
The bar staff and waitress were very friendly and we could not fault the service.
This was pub grub at its very best!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Pleasant enough pub with decent local ales but the conservatory restaurant needs redecorating and updating. Old fashioned, dirty windows, plastic flowers, gravy spills on the radiator. The food was OK but overpriced. Disappointing.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We ate here twice in May 2013, the first time was only fair, we had the scampi, the pate, vegetable bake & sausage and chips. 6 pieces of scampi and a few chips, 2 sausages and a few chips, the pate was OK but the meal was mainly salad. The vege bake was good. Not enough to eat but expensive.
We tried again the next day and had the Sunday roast, the lads that were with us went away hungry, only two small slices of meat and a few vegetables shared between 3. The waitress did offer more vegetables but said it would take a while to cook. I had the lamb shank, which was good but only about 3 ounces of meat and had to share the vegetables brought out for the rest of the party.. Dessert was good but again expensive.
Summing up. Expensive! Slow service! Lack of quantity & quality, we will not be going back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Frampton Arms
Address: Moreton DT2 8BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Moreton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Moreton
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Frampton Arms Moreton, Dorset

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