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The Luttrell Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence
Redditch
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197 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Getting better and better”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We do like this hotel, and the new management are improving it every time we visit.
The restaurant meal in the evening was great, a very big improvement on our last visit. The treacle tart is without doubt the finest I have had anywhere. And I've had a lot !!!!!!
Breakfast great as well, staff friendly and helpful.
We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply but thanks for coming and saying all those nice things. Yes we think we have cracked it but we aren’t going to take our eye off the ball! We are only as good as the last meal we've served or the last pint we've poured.
Many thanks once again
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed for a weekend at this great hotel. Really friendly staff and great room and food. Isn't cheap but great service in a beautiful location. Dog friendly hotel but equally very clean with a lovely secret garden.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in this beautiful hotel, right in the heart of Exmoor, in the picturesque village of Dunster.The bedroom was well furnished, very clean and comfortable.Breakfast was extra, as we had a half price deal for the room and offered a good choice of cereals, juice etc plus a good English breakfast.
The hotel oozes charm and we felt that it was easily the best we had stayed in and hope to stay for longer on a return visit! Fabulous!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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warks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

As others will confirm this place has been bought by a family who know the hotel game.Twenty years ago this was a great place but various new owners let the standards slip but it now seems to be back tup there.My wife and I turned up for a bar snack one wet and windy evening and the Luttrells did us proud.Stunning newly refurbished public rooms and friendly professional staff.I ordered the rib eye and asked if the chef could do me a peppercorn sauce.The lady went and asked ... 'No problem'..Our meals were just the job .We ate them in the bar which is worth a detour in itself.Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We have just enjoyed a very pleasant stay at the Luttrell Arms. Due to new ownership by Nigel Way, the hotel has been transformed from a shabby slightly chaotic place with poor service and always leaving you disappointed to a fresh happy well structured enjoyable place leaving you so satisfied we've booked for a 3nights stay this coming Christmas! Tim the manager and Charlotte on reception clearly work exceptionally hard as do all the members of staff we encountered during our two night stay. Room 3 was beautifully appointed, clean with lovely views of the castle and high st. The hotel had a friendly buzz about it especially in the bar. The restaurant was superb and VERY different from a few years ago! Congratulations to you all for turning a tired old hotel into such a wonderful place to come and be completely spoilt.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here purely by chance and it was superb. Everything was lovely but if I had to single out the best;- it was the staff, each one of whom were welcoming friendly and helpful.
The place was full of character and well appointed throughout.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We made a late booking and got a good deal on one of the 4 poster rooms. The room was huge and very comfortable. Evening meal and recently refurbed dining room were very good too, as was the breakfast. The bar is characterful and quirky with some good local beers. Lovely 'secret garden' too. Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Luttrell Arms

Property: 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 #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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