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“What a breath of fresh air!”
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The Talbot
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I stayed at the Talbot on the 5th of June to surprise my daughter on her 18th birthday as she is at Clayesmore School just across the road from the hotel. I have stayed there before under the previous management and arrived with a heavy heart as it wasn't a very good experience but what a terrific change! Erika and her staff were wonderful, friendly and very helpful and the room was immaculate but very cosy. I arrived late but they were kind enough to save me a curry, which was delicious, and Erika's breakfast was simply wonderful. It was just such a good experience that I booked to stay there again the next time I am in Dorset.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed at the Talbot last Saturday, 31/05/14, and couldn't have been happier. We had booked one of the four poster rooms, which was lovely, spacious, and spotlessly clean.
The breakfast was fabulous....and there was a lot of it !! ,
Erica and her staff were great friendly, helpful and very welcoming.
We visit Dorset regularly to see family, and after staying in many local hotels, we have now found the one we will always return to.

Brenda and Ron James

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is a lovely old pub that has recently been taken over by Erika and she is doing a great job. From curry evenings to Saturday breakfast, live music and quiz nights - the Talbot is a real asset to this beautiful village and we have been several times now for lunch and supper. On every occasion the food has been lovely, and the welcome very warm. Can't wait for summer to see what else she has planned!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We had been fans of the previous pub run by Erika Watts so when we heard she was moving to take over the bigger pub and hotel of the Talbot we decided to go to visit. Once again she proves what a great landlady she is. A proper Dorset pub with proper food and a proper welcome. Decent country pubs like this are waning. It looks like this one will be staying strong with her at the helm.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Recently stayed at the wonderful Talbot Hotel and what a delightful experience. Set in the most idyllic village, and so close to Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. An ideal place to stay for a few days and to explore the local area. Our room was really well appointed with a large bathroom with a great bath to relax in with the super toiletries. Dinner was superb with local produce and an excellent choice at a very reasonable cost. Breakfast was delicious with every combination of goodies that you could ever ask for,including yummy preserves made by the wonderful Erika. On talking to some of the locals, all said how delighted they were that Erika has brought her own unique touch to the pub and they are so pleased that they have somewhere to go and relax with just a pint if they want or to have a great meal with friends. Yes, we will definitely be going back. Thank you Erika and Staff.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

I met up with friends this weekend and we stayed at The Talbot for the first time. WE had a wonderful time. The Talbot is beautifully situated in a very picturesque village, but also very close to Shaftsbury. The bedrooms were very confortable, with a lovely en suite offering fluffy white towels and very nice toiletries. There was also a plentiful supply of tea, coffee etc. A very nice touch was the homemade lavender shortbread homemade by Erika the landlady !
We all eat in the The Talbot in the evening and there was a very varied menu usiing lots of local produce. The food was fabulous. We shall definitly be going back there, actually in November ! Erika was very welcoming and the whole experience added to a very enjoyable friends reunion !

Room Tip: All the rooms were lovely.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We had a very warm welcome and our stay was wonderful! This bed and breakfast has a lovely English countryside character and really attentive staff. It is a good location (easy to get to but quiet at the same time). The food is also great and always fresh and well presented, a thing you don't always get with pub around this area. It is also a bit cheaper than other pubs and b&bs around this area. If I will ever pass by I will definitely stop for lunch or a drink again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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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: £51 - £75 (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 Iwerne Minster, Dorset

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