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“So welcoming”
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The Hardinge Arms
Ranked #1 of 3 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“So welcoming”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Although there was a mix up with the booking website and we weren't supposed to be staying due to renovations, after a lengthy trip from Devon we were greeted with nothing but warmth! The rooms were made up quickly and tastefully and we really can not fault this lovely pub and it's owners. The evening meal was lovely as was their cooked breakfast. Would definitely come again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We visited the restaurant on Tuesday evening for my birthday, when we arrived the radiator was hot. the meal we were served was good, so we ordered sweet, this was when the heating went off, and the restaurant went cold. we mentioned this to the on duty bar person and he seemed to dismiss it by saying the pump is on we have had a bit of trouble. again the sweet arrived which was again well presented and delicious but you must sort out the heating and your "apology or lack of it"we did not stay in the accommodation as we live locally.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you for your recent review. We are glad that you enjoyed your food whilst at The Hardinge Arms, I will pass those comments on to the chef. As for the heating, I apologise for the poor service you recieved from our bar person, there s a simple switch to flick on our new heating system (installed at the beginning of January). Generally since this system has been installed the pub is too hot! However we will ensure in the future that staff know how to turn the system on if the heating goes off and it is cold. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Oxfordshire
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Very welcoming, the accommodation cannot be faulted

Owner and locals were very friendly

We will be stopping over again when we are in the area and have already recommended to family and friends

great value, great night's sleep, great breakfast

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you very much for your review. A appreciate you have taken the time to tell us about your stay.
We are glad you found the accommodation to your liking and he locals are certainly friendly and unique.
We hope to see you again soon in the near future.
Kat and Tom Keogh
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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We found this hotel after the Chalke Abbey suggested it on their website and we were pleased with the trip advisor reviews. But we were even more impressed! Lovely welcome from the owners and even more welcome from the gorgeous room and huge bath towels! Great having a little fridge too! We had a fantastic meal of ribeye steak and scampi, cooked to perfection. No noise from the pub once we retired and had a comfortable nights sleep. Breakfast was also cooked to a high standard so all in all a perfect weekend away! Definitely recommend! Thank you for money well spent!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write us such a lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The little touches like having large towels in the rooms are important to us as we think it will make your stay more enjoyable. The surf and turf that is on the menu currently is definitely a popular option. Tom and I take pleasure in welcoming our guests when they arrive in order to ensure they have a pleasurable and happy stay...
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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

My girlfriend and her daughter found this little gem about a month ago, they were so impressed that they booked us all in for a Curry Night, (only two tables left even then). Saturday night, thunderstorm struck with torrential rain, but we were happy, fantastic food, fantastic surroundings, the staff just and owner just couldn’t do enough for us. We shall return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Thank you for your review. Saturday nights themed night was certainly a taste sensation with a fantastic atmosphere. We try and offer good service and food at all times. Our theme nights are becoming increasingly popular so why not look out for the next one we have to offer...
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Bath
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Stayed for one evening and what a very pleasant surprise. Fairly new Landlady called Kat and her team were brilliant hosts. A "proper" pub with excellent beer and food. The rooms are really great. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Hello,
Thank you for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to play hosts to such fantastic guests. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and hopefully we will see you again.
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Wrexham Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We stayed here whilst attending a race meeting at Donnington Park. The room was in an annexe over the yard from the hotel. It was comfortable and clean and there was little noise from the hotel or the adjacent road. We ate in the restaurant with good food very well presented and served. As we had to be away early the following morning a continental breakfast was left in the fridge in our room which was first class. the present landlords have only recently taken over and are making every effort to ensure that their guests are satisfied. Keep up the good work and don't lose the country pub atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Kyk2010, Owner at The Hardinge Arms, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
Thank you for writing us a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay here at The Hardinge Arms. We drive to be a charming local country pub with fantastic service and we want it to continue. We are glad ou enjoyed your continental breakfast and we hope that you one to stay with us again soon. Many thanks, Kat and Tom Keogh
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Property: The Hardinge Arms
Address: Hardinge Arms Main Street | Kings Newton, Melbourne DE73 8BX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carolyn and Kevin now run this beautiful,refurbished 16th Century Inn. The restaurant serves a superb menu of fresh, seasonal food with an extensive wine list. The six en-suite letting rooms in the converted stable block together with a delicious full English breakfast make it an ideal place to stay. Being close to Donington Park race circuit, East Midlands airport, M1, M42 and the Calke Abbey estate. ... more   less 
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