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The Luttrell Arms
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Impressed from the moment we stepped into the hotel. A very warm reception set the tone for the stay. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The room (overlooking the Yarn Market) was spacious, well decorated and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed a couple of undisturbed nights sleep. The bar area was charming - log fires, great choice of beers and a varied bar menu. The food quality was great and the service was fantastic - again impressive as the bar area was very busy. Breakfast was outstanding - and all hot food was cooked to order. So overall the hotel offered great value - especially with the very generous January discounts - it would be difficult to find a better hotel than this - and its a great base for exploring Exmoor.

Room Tip: We went for room with a queen size double bed - very spacious.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

First time visitors to The Luttrell and weren't disappointed. Overall it was a very nice experience. They had a wedding the night we went so were shown into the Boardroom. A little weary but it was nicely decorated and felt like a restaurant room. Didn't have a starter but were given a nice selection of breads to choose from. The mains were very nicely cooked although the only down side of the evening was the steaks were a little bit grizzly, so best make a point if that's what you order. The ladies had a lovely fish dish with Linguini. Desserts were nicely done and again a nice touch was that one of our party required custard, and although not on the menu, not any bother for them to do.
Considering it was extremely busy , what with a packed bar area, a wedding and a full restaurant we were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. Passed through bar area on our way out with its 'nooks and crannies' , looked ideal for socializing with pub grub and a few jars.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This old hotel has a wonderful atmosphere due to its great antiquity. It can get very full indeed at holiday times. Soup of the day was very nice but served in a very small portion and lukewarm: making it poor value. Their menu as a whole is very pricey.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Went in here because it was dog friendly. Lovely decor. Paid at the bar for a tea, a coffee & a scone & jam. Then had a 20 minute wait. In the end I had to go up to the bar and ask them if there was a problem. Our order then duly arrived.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Second time at the luttrell arms and just as good as the last. Staff are brilliant, can't do enough for you. Going back in January for the special can't wait!! The new owners that have taken over the luttrell arms have done an amazing job updating the rooms.

Room Tip: Upgrade to four poster room. Well worth it.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

just spent a really nice weekend break in this atmospheric hotel in the historic town of Dunster. Would highly recommend as there are some good value offers pre Christmas into and New Year.Our room No.14 was excellent if a little over warm (very mild rainy weather for time of year) large four poster and very spacious with quality furniture and nice touches. Like a suite really at the front of the hotel with village views.The bar was superb, great drinks choice and roaring fires. Food choice good and all meals including breakfast tasty and plentiful.A word on the staff - all very friendly, helpful and courteous. I think this place will get even better under its newish owners.Well worth a visit, lovely interesting town too with castle open at some weekends in Winter.

Room Tip: Go for best you can afford. Four poster suites are lovely.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Wonderful olde worldy Hotel of obvious quality. Called in for lunch and sat in the busy bar area which was tastefully decorated for Christmas. Although very busy the bar staff were quick and efficient, lunch took no more that ten minutes to arrive and was very good value for money. It was a very good place to spend an hour over a lazy lunch.
Very good atmosphere, I would consider returning for a weekend break.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Luttrell Arms

Address: 32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunster
Price Range: £94 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Luttrell Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Luttrell Arms is a 3 star, 28 room hotel. Set in the medieval village of Dunster with its many interesting buildings, under the shadow of the Castle and within the Exmoor National Park. The privately owned 14th century Luttrell Arms is surrounded by beautiful countryside making it the ideal destination for that weekend break or midweek getaway. Stroll around the village, walk the moor, or just sit by a log fire in a building where hospitality has been a way of life for hundreds of years. Heritage "If you could bottle the air in the bar at the Luttrell Arms and sell it you'd clean up" so wrote a local journalist. The smell of logs burning on the fire, a hint of hops from the pints of ale, add to this the smell of something aromatic being cooked in the kitchen, and the most essential element - the smell of history, it oozes out of the walls which have stood for 800 years. There are many outstanding architectural features, the medieval hall with its hammer beam roof (room 17) and twelve light window. History seeps out of the blackened frames, which had their glass rattled loose as Cromwell’s gunners laid siege to Dunster Castle from a defended strong point at the end of the garden. Cromwell’s Commander, Col. Robert Blake walked the corridors of the hotel, it was then called the Ship Inn and was used as his headquarters throughout the siege of the castle. Also of note is some very fine plasterwork on the ceiling of the lounge downstairs, and the plaster over mantle in room 12, showing Actaeon being devoured by hounds. The Arms of Luttrell that we use today carry us back to a Gentleman of 1261, the crest takes us only back to 1621, but the supporters are directly derived from one of the Barons who coerced King John into sealing Magna Carta. A more modern visitor is Hercule Poirot. In "The Cornish Mystery" he confronts the murderer in one of the hotel’s bedrooms. ... more   less 
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