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“Beautiful location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Spread Eagle Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Stourton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Portsmouth
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Having visited Stourhead before, I had always wanted to stay at The Spread Eagle located within the grounds. The winter offer is good value and we stayed two nights. We had dinner on the first night which was very good. We went to the Bell & Crown a short drive away on the second night and again the food was very good. Hotel is very olde worlds and the staff are very friendly. We were not disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PortsmouthRosie
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Honiton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

The Spread Eagle is half way between my house in Devon and my brother's in Dorset so we arranged to meet for Friday lunch. The bar was welcoming and warm; the "pub grub" food was substantial and delicious; the range of local beer was just right and the service was sensitive and prompt. We arrived at noon and finally left after two servings of excellent coffee at 5pm. We've been to several places to meet up over the last few years and this is the best. We'll definitely be back !

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank HM55
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Just the place to linger over lunch, and the staff were very kind in letting us do so.

The food, however, was a bit disappointing. Delicious pudding (sorbet, can't go far wrong), but a rather heavy and gloopy venison casserole with roasted potatoes which were mush inside. We arrived at 1 but the fish pie was 'off the menu' as were several of the puddings.

I would go back for the location and the atmosphere, but not very impressed with the food.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank christine e
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Melksham
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69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

After a very nice walk/hike from Stourhead gardens up to Alfred's Tower and back we called in to the Spread Eagle to see if we could get some lunch, this was a very busy Sunday and the house and gardens were very busy as the weather was good for a change however the manager and staff were most welcoming and found us a great table with a fantastic view of the lake.
I had a the Sunday roast and for under £10 I would have to say that it was very good value considering the location etc
My wife had a cheese plough mans and she really enjoyed it
A good lunch and very good value!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Johnnie M
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Melbourne
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75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed here our first night off the plane from Australia!
We wanted something typically olde worlde English! And that is what we got.
The old inn and little village is a charming setting.
Entrance to Stourhead is included in the stay and the gardens are actually open all the time. So we walked around the lake before dinner and before breakfast. -the first autumn tinges were appearing and it was stunning.
The room was fine -patchwork quilt and some nice pieces of furniture -not luxurious -but homely!
Having the pub downstairs was great for convenience of a reasonable dinner and a breakfast with an abundance of yummy smoked salmon.
We were walk up customers and the staff were pleasant!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BronwynMelbourne
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Wiltshire
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

I booked to stay the night here as an anniversary treat for my husband and I as it was within an hour from our home and we had visited the gardens before. What a lovely night. Room was lovely very individual It is nice to stay somewhere with such character. We were also booked in for an evening meal which we enjoyed sitting by the lovely fireplace in the bar as it was quite. Taking ourselves off for a moonlight walk around the lake as frost set in was a little bonus of staying at the Inn and felt quite special being the only ones walking round lake almost secret. I would recommend a stay but I would say consider time of year as I can imagine it can get very busy. Our timing was just perfect

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Annette051
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Bath
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Don't take a dog, don't take family, don't go after 10pm on a saturday night, in fact if possible don't go at all. Sadly because of the beautiful location next to Stourhead lake and gardens this pub needs to make no effort, and it doesn't, they can rely on the tourist trade. Such a shame, as so many other possibilities. Unless you enjoy being treated as an unimportant grokel, I would find some of the other lovely pubs in the region where a warm welcome awaits. This is cold comfort farm.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Shnibser
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Additional Information about Spread Eagle Inn

Property: Spread Eagle Inn
Address: Spread Eagle Hotel Church Lawn | Stourhead Estate, Stourton BA12 6QE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Stourton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Stourton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Spread Eagle Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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