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“Noise and Grumps”
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Beambridge Inn
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

The other half and I stayed for one night last weekend, after deciding on a spontaneous weekend away.
We arrived about 6pm on a Sunday night, to a friendly welcome, and were shown to room 8. On the whole it was a comfy and clean room although some elements of it looked a little tired and neglected - a couple of stains on the carpet, flaked paint on the feature wall and cobwebs on the ceiling. It was, however, clean and the bed was extremely comfy. My main criticism of the room would be the lack of ventilation. The window barely opened - 1cm would be very generous so it was warm and a little stuffy.
We decided to eat our evening meal at the pub and sat in a delightful beer garden - listening to 15 minutes of the landlord hammering and banging to close a jammed door. The pub was, for a bank holiday, quite empty and food was only served until 8pm. It was, however, well cooked, reasonably priced and enjoyed. Service was great and as by now the banging had stopped we did manage to enjoy a pleasant meal together.
Dessert was definitely the highlight of the evening - and the other half would definitely recommend the chocolate pecan pie.
After a warm night's sleep, we found the shower to be poor. The water wasn't very hot and it seriously lacked any power. I have a personal dislike of shower curtains so the bright and bold one hanging off the rail wasn't very well received.
Going down for breakfast the noisy landlord greeted us in a friendly manner that changed rapidly to a grumpy one when we asked if we could eat breakfast outside. Grumbling something about having to move crockery and cutlery the service seemed to go downhill and although the breakfast itself was fabulous we were made to feel like an inconvenience.
Although it seems like our stay here was poor, it is somewhere we would stay again. It was reasonably priced (£45 BB for the 2 of us) and very convenientally located. The food on the whole was excellent and the room about what we expected for the money. The noisy and grumpy landlord didn't quite manage to put us off!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Treena J
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

A great place to go and eat, easy to find on the A38 just outside of Wellington - the Sunday Carvery is legendary with so much choice and it is all piping hot - well worth a visit - we do! Good selection of beers and wine too.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank dave0523
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Firstly I know they say if there are problemS then to bring them up at the time but frankly there were too many and individually some items may be seen as nit picking but some were a lot bigger and way below standard.

On arrival in our room there was a large stain in the middle of the carpet and the shelf under the TV as falling off the wall. The TV just above this shelf had all cables trailing loosely down the wall with the freeview box resting on the edge of the sofa under the shelf. This kept falling off during our stay causing the scart lead to keep falling out. Battery cover also missing of the back of the remote.

There were no spare pillows, just three on a larger than King size bed. One bedside table had a lamp on but not the other. Outside our window were all the aircon/kitchen extraction units which created a continuous noise all night but this wasn't as bad as having a mainline railway with high speed trains and freight traffic 20 metres from our window. Was a very hot summer evening but we had to have the windows shut and there was no air con.

As mentioned the bed was huge and the sheets and pillow cases were nice, the lumps and springs in the matress not so much.

We were five minutes early for breakfast and told that breakfast didn't start until 7.30am, (This was a weekday and there was nowhere published the breakfast times), the place was completely empty but we were made to wait the five minutes before being asked if we wanted a tea or coffee.

Free Wi fi as quoted on the website was non existent in the rooms and could only just gain a signal in the bar area, this was an aspect that would swing a deal for me so dissappointed to hardly have anything. Also due to the location of the hotel being in a dip don't expect any mobile signal from the major networks, just a slight annoyance!

The food was ok, breakfast sufficient and didn't have to wait too long.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
2  Thank Steve O
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

The good lady and I went for a meal, we were recieved speedily of somewhat coldly. Although the restaurant was virtually empty we were led to a table adjacent to the kitchen door. Food order was taken promptly and drinks arrived quickly. The food was of a good standard, although if I was nitpicking I'd say that the duck could do with a tad less soy sauce and the pork belly would benefit if the gravy was put on before the crackling. The dessert menu was a little uninspired. But our overriding memory is of service (the manager I'm assuming) that was a touch stern, if not unwelcoming. It won't stop me going again however.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank karma7175
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel, most of my family joined us as we met up for the night on our way to Cornwall. There were 9 of us in total, they made a long table for us all ready for the evening meal making us very welcome with the all the meals coming at the same time. We had 2 small children in our party there were high chairs provided. The food was excellent. The rooms were excellent and all very reasonably priced.
We would definitely recommend this hotel and when we next go to Cornwall we would stay there again. A little gem of a find.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank CockneyBlue
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Stayed at this hotel as it was close to family we were visiting. We had a lovely room with a super bathroom at a very reasonable price. We had drinks on the terrace in the afternoon before availing ourselves of the facilities in our room prior to going down to dinner selected from an extensive menu. The food was well cooked,presented nicely and served by attentive,pleasant staff. certainly a place we feel we could reccomend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank cajpaj
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

One night stay here was nice. Big room nice food and a great breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank nigel8304
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Additional Information about Beambridge Inn

Address: Sampford Arundel, Sampford Arundel, Wellington TA21 0HB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wellington > Sampford Arundel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Sampford Arundel
Price Range: £51 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immersed in beautiful scenery of rolling green hills, The Beambridge Inn is located near Wellington, Somerset, just a few miles away from junctions 26 and 27 of the M5. Beautifully refurbished, this charming inn provides a charming blend of a characteristic country pub with modern, stylish rooms, each of which has been furnished to provide all that you need for your stay. ... more   less 
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