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The Kings Arms Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Montacute B&B and Inns
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“enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We recently stayed at the Kings Arms for two nights in order to visit Montacute House. We had visited before for an afternoon drink and enjoyed the experience so decided to stay .We found our hosts very attentitive and friendly as were the staff generally.The rooms were very well appointed and very clean and spacious. The bed extremely comfortable and the breakfast excellent.
Evening meals well cooked and well presented and value for money.We would not hesitate to stay here again and have recommended this hotel to friends locally. We thought that the current owners (Derek and his wife.plus barney) were under charging for their services and for what you get. Will return again when we can. Good Luck. Chris and Kathy Cornwall.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Langport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

As a group of people who regularly lunch in Somerset pubs, we experienced the worst Sunday lunch here in Montacute. Having waited an HOUR for our booked table and lunch, the main course arrived on cold plates, the food was lukewarm, and cooled further whilst we waited for the vegetables to arrive. The portions were, in our considerable experience, meagre. The roast potatoes tasted like yesterday's heated up and were dry and tasteless. When we were asked if everything was alright, we politely expressed our dissatisfaction, and were kindly given the choice of a complimentary dessert. Here again, they were certainly not worth the £6 we might have paid. The so called french apple tart consisted of a tiny THIN disc of soggy pastry, with a few ultra thin slices of apple on top!

Having said all this, the pub is charming, the staff welcoming, and the location, in this lovely Somerset town, is delightful. We arrived with such optimism, but it was a real disappointment.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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kt_beats, Owner at The Kings Arms Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your Sunday lunch with us. It was an unusually quiet lunchtime and I am SURPRISED that you waited an hour for your table and lunch. Our Sunday roast, as is all of our food, is freshly prepared and cooked on the same day. I am pleased that our waitress responded to your dissatisfaction and offered you complimentary desserts, but sorry that you also found this disappointing. We will always listen to customer comments as our aim is to make dining with us a pleasant experience.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

The Kings Arms at Montacute was the setting for a super stay to "see" in the New Year .We had a fabulous time .The warm cosy atmosphere of this old inn put us in the right frame of mind immediately .The party stated with silly games interacting with other guests as we sat at our tables. After our delicious meal we welcomed in the new year in the street listing to the ringing of church bells .Auld lang syne was sung with gusto ,we toasted with champagne and felt that there was no better place to be .
Later we retired for the night to a comfortable bed .A good nights sleep followed to set us up for a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon next morning .
Yes ,a very happy New Year indeed .

Room Tip: We stayed in the adjoining part of the Inn the rooms were small .There are larger rooms in the main...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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kt_beats, Owner at The Kings Arms Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed celebrating your new year with us. We also had a brilliant time with everyone and look forward to seeing you again soon
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Yeovil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Such a warm welcome in this warm and cosy Inn where a whole group of complete strangers were able to spend a brilliant New Years party. Fun - and silly games - a must! Lovely food presented by genial staff. Great music for us all to "bop" to. Church bells ringing in the New Year and all linking arms and singing Auld Lang Syne in the middle of the road! We then eventually went upstairs to a warm and comfortable room. What more could anyone wish for? Oh - shouldn't forget a nice tasty breakfast to send us back to our homes with, for some, a "slight" headache. To summarise - BRILLIANT

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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kt_beats, Owner at The Kings Arms Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed seeing in the new year with us and enjoyed your evening as much as we did. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks again for the great review.
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Tiverton
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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
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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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
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Alfriston, United Kingdom
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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
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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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