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“So unfriendly.”
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The Talbot
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Stayed for one night as at a 70th birthday party nearby. The family room was lovely and everything spotlessly clean. Sadly the older staff were very unfriendly and made no attempt to engage us in any converation. It was clear by my accent that we were not local but we did not even get eye contact never mind a smile.The latest breakfast was at 9.30 and we asked if it could be later as it was a sunday but were told no. The food looked good but we did not eat there apart from breakfast. The breakfast was adequate but nothing special. It was all very disappointing.

Room Tip: Had great difficulty getting taxis to take us back to Inn from party at 1.00pm, when we did get one...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank Wilson196
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

My family and I have just stayed at The Talbot overnight after booking it last minute on the internet. Martin and Jane were wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome instantly and were thoughtful and attentive hosts.The family room with ensuite bathroom was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean with all the required facilities and very good value for money.
The great surprise to us was the food, we had dinner in the bar in the evening and breakfast and both were to a high standard and they were happy to refill my coffee pot as many times as I needed and I drink alot of coffee!
We would highly reccomend a visit to The Talbot you wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Excellent stay that involved helping us solve a Xmas dilemma over local accommodation and a chance to sample the fine Badger ales on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Caxtonian
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

I have stayed at the Talbot three times because of work commitments in the area, and I heartily recommend it. The rooms are very comfortable, the bathrooms excellent with nice toiletries and the breakfast is really good - plenty of fresh fruit, home-made bread. The evening meals are also good, with pleasant service. It's not cheap, but both accommodation and food are, in my view, good value.

One small gripe - last time I visited there was no hair dryer in my bedroom (luckily I'd brought my own). I'm sure the owners would have provided one if I'd asked.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank valeranne
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We spent 2 nights in The Talbot Earlier this month as we were attending a function close by .
There was a pleasant welcome, but our room was very small,more suited as a single, only one bedside locker and little room to move around. Bathroom on the other hand was quite large.
The bed was poor other furnishings were adequate. Our biggest gripe was that during our stay the fire alarm went off 5 times[ though the Landlady claimed 4,but was 5 confirmed by another resident ] And this took place on our first night at about 7/7.30am and occurred 2 further times between this and 8.45am. Our hosts did not see fit to say they were sorry just mentioned it as a passing nod! the following morning after a late night at our function as were 6 other Guests, our fire alarm went off at 5.15/5.30am, did not even get a nod this time !!
When paying I suggested after 2 nights I felt some allowance should be made and only with persistence and a cold scowl I got an 8% discount on a£270 bill!! Even at that the rate was £5/10 more than was quoted .
Now while accommodation was disappointing we had dinner there one evening and found it very relaxed and the food was very good nicely presented and freshly cooked.Breakfasts very good also.
So eat there do not stay there.

Room Tip: Rooms tend to get noise avoid rooms at back we heard2 other guests complaining about noise of motors...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Had a lovely sinlge night at the Talbot Inn prior to a wedding in the area. Rooms were lovely, 2 owners very friendly and accommodating - let us check out late as we needed get ready for a wedding.

Would recommend.

Chris
Doncaster

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

Bed & Breakfast pub providing good size clean bedrooms with very comfortable bed
Very good " Bistro pub " food with reasonable selection of beers and wines
Good breakfast, but could do with a breakfast menu Enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank balloonsff
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Additional Information about The Talbot

Address: Blandford Road, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Blandford Forum > Iwerne Minster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Iwerne Minster
Price Range: £54 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Talbot 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old coaching Inn with five en suite bedrooms all with flat screen tv and tea/coffee facilities. The pub downstairs offers good home cooked food. A warm welcome awaits you. Parking available ... more   less 
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The Talbot Hotel Iwerne Minster
The Talbot Iwerne Minster, Dorset

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