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“The Perfect Getaway!”

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Little Barwick House
Ranked #1 of 2 Barwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch
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11 reviews
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“The Perfect Getaway!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

What a perfect choice for a relaxing getaway! From the moment we arrived at Little Barwick House we felt cosseted. The room was tastefully decorated and included plenty of attention to detail, including hot water bottle, torch, magazines and fresh flowers. We took a delicious Afternoon Tea in the cosy lounge with a log fire, which was welcome even though it was the end of May. Dinner was excellent, scallops, duck breast and turbot all lived up to our, by now, high expectations and it was a pleasure to have everything perfectly cooked without being decorated with foams and other gimmicks. Emma, the proprietor, was always on hand to make sure everything was running smoothly and we had a quick "Hello" from her husband Tim who had managed to escape from the kitchen for a few minutes. This is certainly a place which we would highly recommend. and where we hope to return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We didn't stay here, although I believe you can, but took my husband's parents for lunch as a birthday present for my father-in-law. We were thoroughly looked after from the moment we arrived and had the most wonderful meal. We were lucky to be blessed with a beautiful day, which emphasised the stunning setting of this small country-house style hotel/restaurant, however the food would have tasted as good whatever the weather. It wasn't cheap - including wine, three courses worked out around £50 per head - but it was a special occasion and well worth it. Whilst it wasn't booked as a 'birthday' meal, when the staff somehow picked up on this, my father-in-law's dessert came complete with a birthday candle and best wishes, which was a lovely touch (he is in his 80's). If you ever get the chance to eat here I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Charming is the word for Emma, her staff, our room, the furnishing appointments and the secluded grounds. Everything is right and what you would hope for. We ate the famous scallops, duck, steak and the selection of Emma's puddings. Half bottles of Chablis and Crozes Hermitage and a run through desert wines, coffee and Armagnac. Comfy bed and good, well presented breakfast. This is a lovely place and we certainly hope to return.

Room Tip: No.2 (at £135 for bed, breakfast and three course dinner) overlooked the lawns at the front, was lar...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Little Barwick House is really a Restaurant with rooms in a quiet country lane. It is a good base when touring Somerset and Dorset. We had a lovely sunny weekend here in March. Emma was charming and we welcomed the complimentary tea and cakes on arrival. Our room was a little on the small side but we were told that when we booked. The breakfasts were very good and the evening meals were exquisite. When locals book evening meals in a Restaurant it is always a good sign!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Little Barwick House is slightly off the beaten track with not much in the immediate vicinity but it is a beautiful building set in the most amazing gardens and grounds.
The interior is decorated in keeping with the period of this small, but perfectly formed, hotel and an ideal base and place to lay your head for visiting nearby Sherborne and other places of interest.
The hotel is warm and inviting with its real fires and cosy drawing room and bar. The bedrooms spacious and tastefully decorated. The beds exceptionally comfortable and the attention to detail makes the whole place homely and charming. The restaurant with its beautiful large picture window overlooking the beautiful garden is small and intimate. Overall the whole building has been designed with a tasteful eye and every effort has been made to ensure that the fittings and furnishings are in keeping with its character and age. A beautiful, relaxing retreat that oozes comfort and relaxation as soon as you walk through the door.
The hotel and restaurant is run by husband and wife team Emma and Tim and although Tim spends his time catering for the discerning diner Emma is an excellent host who lives with the philosophy that the customer matters greatly and nothing is too much trouble. A warm welcome from the outset and the consistent quality of service ensures that your stay is an excellent one. Emma and her team busy themselves treating each guest as if they are the only guest, which is a highly commendable personal skill that only comes from someone who gives their all and has the, so often missing theses days, highest of standards. Such a personal touch can be so rare to find these days and the team at Little Barwick do an excellent job, having it off to a fine art whilst making it appear effortless and natural.
The breakfast was amazing (I will submit a separate dinner review as the food here deserves its own merits) and it was nice to see that wherever possible they source their ingredients as locally as possible and this shows in the quality of their ingredients, produce and the food they serve.
All in all I highly recommend this hotel (or as I like to call it restaurants with amazing rooms) as a great place to take a relaxing short break and is the perfect place to us as a base if your intention is to explore both Somerset and Dorset.
Little Barwick House is a wonderful place to stay and we are looking forward to a return visit.
Thank you everyone

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I don't know which aspect to praise most: the food (quite delicious). the room (beautifully furnished with all you could want), the personal service (charming) or the rural setting (far from the madding crowd indeed)....all were strikingly good and made for a memorable overnight stay.
Definitely would want to return as soon as the opportunity arises.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We visited for Mum and Dads 40th wedding anniversary and I could not find a fault. We ate so much food I could not list it all but for my own meal I had red mullet for starter, roe deer for mains and cheese for dessert. My wife had the goats cheese salad, the steak and the plate of strawberry. All of this food was well cooked, the fish was moist and tasty, both meat dishes were cooked to perfection as were the garnishes. Again the desserts were excellent and the amount of cheese was huge. I had to leave some.

We also had rolls before starter and coffee and petit fours for a fourth course. To drink we had the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (£28) and the New Zealand Pinot Noir, plus I had a glass of port with the cheese course.

The only minor criticism was the petit fours which were a little disappointing and the room we were in was very warm even though doors were open. Some fans or air conditioning would have been great.

The location for this is very tranquil and beautiful. The outside area is a joy to be in and a ore an post meal drink is a must.

I would recommend this to all. The meal was £45 plus £5 for coffee each. The cheapest wines were around £30 however both wines we had were near the bottom of the price list but were very good. They also had chateau hussar on the menu which is a very good wine but at £45 a bottle it was a bit expensive considering someone else was paying.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Little Barwick House
Address: Barwick, Yeovil BA22 9TD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Yeovil > Barwick
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Barwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Little Barwick House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Little Barwick House Hotel Barwick
Little Barwick House Somerset

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