The hotel / pub outward appearance is dismal and uninviting. Once inside, whilst some what worn down, it is clean. A pub, pub, if you understand the term.
Rooms are at the rear and consist of 6 converted storage barns. We stayed in room 4 which has a large bedroom area and an en-suite consisting of shower / wc / whb. The bedroom was spotless, linen and towels new and clean. Flat screen tv plus tea / coffee facilities.Very comfortable bed.
The en-suite showed some element of becoming tired but never the less was very clean, except for the rubber shower mat which was nasty.
Shampoo and bottled water was provided.
Breakfast consisted of cereal, toast, juices, yoghurts, fresh fruit and of course full english, very well cooked and pleasently served.
Evening meals were of course of pub style, plently of choice with special offers / reductions. Service was fast and food well cooked so no need to go elsewhere. ( found one italian restaurant plus numerous curry houses + various take aways and other pubs - nothing special )
The hotels location, sandwiched between a busy main road and a public footpath meant a high level of noise levels during rush hours, otherwise generally quiet and surprisingly no noise at all from the pub ( but we did stay mid week ) Oh, there was also the regular mechanical road sweeper at 7.45am cleaning the footpath.
Car parking is between the rear of the pub and the rooms, space is limited.
Dorchester shops are one minute walk away, the Wednesday market 2 minutes, Dorset museum 8 minutes - well worth seeing. Prince Charles / Duchy of Cornwall development Poundbury is 5 minutes drive away, you'l either love it or loath it. Theres also a variety of historical sites all within 30 minutes drive away, go to the Tourist Board offices or the above museum for information, but only go if the weathers good as the sites are exposed.
All in all the Junction is a good place to stay for a couple of nights at a reasonable price.
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- Also Known As:
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