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“May be we were just there on an off day” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Kings Arms Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Montacute B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tiverton
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“May be we were just there on an off day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Everything was promising from the moment we enterd his charming pub for Sunday lunch. Pleasant staff, nice restaurent good atmosphere. Lunch menue was good with interesting choices. Unfortunately the food did not match our expectations. My wife's food was warm and the beef was not any better than average. Same for my pork best described as bland. So main course disapointing but puds were good. Prices were good but we have had much better meals elsewhere. It could just have been an off day. We will try again in a few months and hope to be more positive after that visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights this week and it was not long enough!!
What i find and near perfect pub in a "honey pot village" the room we had was stunning with a bathroom which had a free standing bath which i could have swam in - and a double shower - the bed was super king size and we also had a sofa with a lovely silky throw on and knee rug also card table / period wardrobe and dressing table and lamps - the chandleier has a dimmer switch on it and the soft lighting was well done to make the best of the feature wall paper
I loved being able to look out of the window along the road with the village church and the village square the properties and all !!
The breakfast was really quite special smoked salmon crumpets with honey butter and all the usual things - all local produce
The pub was spotless and "felt" well loved the staff all appeared happy and interested in the pub and village and were a font of knowledge ref local walks etc
well done to all - if you want a few days away with a large town such as Yeovil 15 minutes away but want some luxury - peace - views - excellent housekeeping - excellent bar staff then this is very much the place for you

Room Tip: Room 11 has lovely views of the village
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 50sammy2
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Alfriston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Stayed just one night at the King's Arms. Very comfortable but alas the shower head needed a good clean and there was mould on the tiles. Will stay again as room very stylish but will check bathroom first. Pleasant staff, good dinner with excellent steak.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gillpind
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Stayed only 1night ,not enough time .....The inn was adorable felt comfortable and welcoming on arrival. The owners are very friendly and approachable. The room was lovely ,clean and fresh. The owners have worked hard to make it feel like home,decorating and adding nice little touches to rooms . Bed was really comfortable and good soft towels in bathroom and plenty of tea and coffee in room. Breakfast was very tasty especially the sausage and bacon.we will definitely come back ,hopefully for a longer stay next time. The village is beautiful and well worth a visit .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank susanne w
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England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

The Kings Arms offers a warm and friendly atmosphere in a relaxing environment. The staff and owners have a positive attitude to making you feel very welcome. The present owners have done an excellent job in turning what used to be an average pub into a very good B&B hotel with fine dining in the restaurant and comfortable surroundings in the bar which has a good selection of beers, wine and spirits. This is definitely a place to return to again and again. Having not used the accommodation I cannot comment, but if it and the service is anything like the bar and restaurant it must be faultless.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

The kings arms is the most welcoming inn we have ever visited!!! The staff are lovely and friendly with great service. The decor is suberb in both the rooms and the bar/restaurant. The food was outstanding and very good value! Very much enjoyed our stay and will defiently return in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 216Inspired
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London
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104 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

The revamped rooms are pleasing to the eye, but ventilation was a problem on a warm night. The staff are helpful and friendly. The food is good, the service appeared a little in need of more experience. The owners were a fount of knowledge. Montacute House is well worth seeing, as is Ham Hill.

Room Tip: Room 11 is the largest, is on the main road, which isn't busy at night. Not a lot of traffic in...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maggie9
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kt_beats, Owner at The Kings Arms Inn, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you for your kind review. All comments are very helpful to us and we try to act on them as quickly as possible. Ventilation is something we will definitely be looking into as we refurbish our rooms. We are pleased that you found our staff friendly and helpful. We are still taking on some new members of staff who will hopefully gain more experience working with our regular team. I'm glad you found montacute a beautiful part of the country and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: The Kings Arms Inn
Address: 49 Bishopston | near Yeovil, Montacute TA15 6UU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Montacute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Montacute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kings Arms Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Kings Arms, Montacute. Nestling in the shadows of the village church and literally just a stone’s throw away from the National Trust’s Montacute House, the 17th century Kings Arms Inn has an idyllic setting with a bar, lots of comfy sofas, a restaurant and 15 letting rooms. Now under new ownership from February 2013, we are ready to put our stamp on this beautiful building. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new. ... more   less 
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