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“Definitely has potential but not just yet”
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Horton Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Horton B&B and Inns
Formby, England, United Kingdom
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“Definitely has potential but not just yet”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We booked to stay here for a friends wedding. The new management had only been here 2 days and there had been no deliveries for food. The people could not have been more lovely and really tried to help but they had little knowledge if the area and it felt like they had literally been dumped in a sinking ship. The room was poorer than basic and all the wall paper outside the room was hanging off obviously after a flood. It is a beautiful old building and with some TLC and good management it has masses of potential. I wish the new managers the best of luck and was sorry we felt we could not stay due to the terrible room.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Ferndown, England
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Walked into the bar and received a very friendly welcome from the landlord and landlady . Food was cooked beautifully and service was fast even though there where a few people in eating. A well needed change from the previous people , landlord and landlady have made thia pub 100 times better.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Watchet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Booked in for 2 night on our wedding anniversary, first impressions a very shabby looking inn, on our return visit from a day out went to our room to retire for the night, the bed was lumpy and creeked with every move, the electrics are running off extension leads, wall paper peeling off the upstairs walls, the next morning went to shower there was a dribble of tepid water. Went down to breakfast, we were asked if we wanted breakfast and was served a fried bacon,sausage,egg, over fried mushrooms and fried bread, was never asked what we would like or even if we were veggies. We returned to our rooms packed our bags and left even though we had booked for another night. The inn in these pictures in no way resembles the actual place you get to stay in, it's suppose to be a Marstons inn, come on Marstons your places are 100 times better than this one!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We only popped in for a couple of drinks after a walk but the landlord could not have been more friendly and accommodating will definitely return again.
p.s. I hope that fellow with the motorbike didn't get too bored on his way back to Reading with the recovery driver.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

A warm welcome upon arrival set the tone for our visit. This was a quick stop for lunch, but we will definitely be back! Generously filled sandwiches with very tasty home made chips. Highly recommended Inn not far off the beaten track.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

After Having Lunch here last Thursday. I can say that the service and attentiveness of the hosts was second to none. Thanks again Tina and Dan. Shall deffo be back again very soon. Food piping hot, presentation fantastic. well done.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Having spent a few evenings at the Horton Inn since the new Management Team & Staff arrived on October (14th. I think?) - we now learn that this exellent Team put in place by Marston's to revive this previously poor establishment - has now been forced to leave due to a lack of support from Marston's. What a shame!

We hope this can be changed although we suspect it's too late - as we've been told late last week that their final day at the Horton Inn is today (Sunday 8th. December)?

So we'd just like to say "thank you" to Rod and the rest of the Team for all their hard work as convivial hosts & wish them all success wherever they go.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Horton Inn
Address: Cranborne Road, Horton, Wimborne BH21 5AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wimborne > Horton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Horton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Horton Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new management team took over the running of this beautiful Inn on the 14th October with the intention of turning it back to it's former glory.Built in the eighteenth Century and surrounded by the beautiful forests and woods of Wimborne, the Horton Inn is the chance to take a step back in history and revel in the majestic traditional English surroundings. The inn is described as 'the rendezvous of many a daring poacher for operations in the adjoining forest' by Thomas Hardy, and we have an open fire and cosy bar with excellent quality pub food. If you’re too tired to travel on then you can make the most of our great hotel accommodation with several en-suite rooms, making the Horton Inn perfect for that well deserved rest. ... more   less 
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