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“Wonderful Experience!”
Review of The Abbey House

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The Abbey House
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Abbotsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Wonderful Experience!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We booked into the Abbey House as a party of 12 for a special birthday. The location and buildings are wonderful - straight from the pages of Thomas Hardy, you are very close to where Tess slaved in the fields - and the atmosphere both within the main house and the beautifully kept outdoor seating area is very evocative of all that is good about our lovely little county.

We were allocated a perfectly sized dining room to ourselves and the food and service were out of this world. I realise now that I have erred in one or two of my previous 5 star reviews, as nothing I have experienced since returning to my native Dorset last July has compared with this. The food was simply scrumptious! A Roast Beef lunch to die for, vegetables that were imaginative, beautifully prepared and piping hot and a waitress service of the very highest order. The desserts were outstanding as well. Truly the icing on the cake!

I have nine relatives who were unable to attend this feast. As humble shepherds and their wives and families of Hardy's era they are buried close by this wonderful Hotel/Restaurant, but how, I am sure, they would have loved to have seen the present day generations laughing, conversing and feasting. An opportunity to do such a thing would have been a rare event for them and I thank my lucky stars that in an age when so many great Dorset restaurants and inns have either closed or fallen into the hands of people who know little of their history and traditions it is still possible to have an experience like this. Wonderful! If I could give this place an extra star I would gladly!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Frome, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stumbled on the Abbey House purely by chance. We were looking for some tea rooms and decided to try this. Set within lovely gardens, with lovely views across the countryside, the old abbey, and the children's farm attraction, a perfect setting for a Dorset Cream Tea! Dogs are welcome too and there is ample parking. Fortunately the weather was good and we sat outside to enjoy the views. Service was good and the waitresses very polite. Ample scones (two per serving), jam and cream along with a pot of tea. Can definitely recommend. Unfortunately we didn't use the facilities within the Abbey House - dining room, B&B so therefore cannot rate them.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

An extremely friendly family run B&B offering excellent, comfortable accommodation and excellent breakfast with wonderful views across countryside. Just wished they offered an evening menu as well as their excellent lunch as there is not anywhere anygood within walking distance to dine in the evening. However would recommend the Kings Arms pub for dinner which is just a short drive away.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Wonderful b&b! Having read glowing reviews we knew it would be special but it was even better than we'd hoped. Amazing location, beautiful room, delicious food and Jonathan and Maureen are the perfect hosts. This is probably the best b&b we've ever stayed at.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Buryan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

A lovely old house in the midst of the ruins of a medieval abbey. Add to that views of sea and hills and an ancient tithe barn! Then add luxurious rooms with ultra-comfortable beds and two comfortable arm chairs ( so often forgotten in B and B's ). Following that add extremely welcoming hosts who create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and you have something very special. I have even forgotten to mention the lovely breakfast, where they offer everything from Full English ( plus a wonderful way of making fried bread ) to kippers and continental options. We will definitely be back and will be recomending the Abbey House to our relatives and friends.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

This is a must if you are anywhere in the area within a 30 min drive, you won't be disappointed. Being quite an active person myself I find it very easy to enjoy a new experience within a one hour walk or drive every time I go back.

Every food item I have ever eaten from here is incredible (breakfast, lunch, tea room/lawn). Hospitality is appropriate to your party (they can be very professional or extremely personable), the atmosphere and views are quintessential of the English country side.

HUNGRY / TIRED ? The Abbey House is the place to go!

Stayed March 2014
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

This is our second stay here and we suggested to our friends we stay here as it was so nice last time. We were not disappointed as it was another lovely stay. Jonathan and Maureen are a delightful couple and very welcoming. The place is spotless and the food well presented. Our friends were very impressed and will also come back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Abbey House
Address: Abbey House Church Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth > Abbotsbury
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Abbotsbury
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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