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George Albert Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Evershot
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I have no issues with the food here. Breakfast is self service with a good choice of cereals, fruit, Continental or English, tea or coffee being brought to the table by the willing staff. The set evening menu is very good value for money, offering a choice of three starters, main course and puddings. As is usual, the a la carte menu has a wider selection and is more expensive, but we didn't try anything from that menu, but would assume that it was at least the same high standard.

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The George & Albert Hotel is an oddity. It is an ugly modern building from the outside which looks more like a motel than a hotel, and is stuck on the main road from Dorchester to Yeovil in the middle of nowhere (except for the clay pigeon shooting and go-cart track enterprise just behind it).

Quite why any holiday-maker would want to stay there instead of in one of the many gorgeous old villages or towns in West Dorset beats me. So most of its business probably comes from business conferences and perhaps weddings.

Anyway, the only reason to try the restaurant out (I live locally) was because I had received through the letterbox a flyer offering a 2 course lunch with coffee to locals for £10, So I went with a friend to try it out.

We were served by a young, smart and dashing waiter, who looked the part of a second world war Royal Air Force pilot, sporting an immaculately trimmed handlebar moustache, which dominated our attention whenever he came to our table, which was often, as only one other table was occupied. Our main courses were battered fish and chips, which was excellent and plentiful, and a pheasant dish, which was quite tasty, but rather dry and not generous with vegetables. The puddings were really very good indeed and generous - a creme brulee and a bread and butter pudding. Given the rather unpromising nature and lack of atmosphere of the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, simple though it was.

We were given a large cafetiere of coffee to finish with, all for the price of £20 for 2. I am not sure whether a non-local (without the flyer) would be given the same deal - possibly not. But I thought it worth writing a review, since our lunch was outstanding value for money.

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Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Took the whole family for the Sunday carvery, nice clean restaurant, the service was very good, They enjoyed the carvery, they liked helping themselves so the portions were more suited to individual appetites, the food was well cooked and presented, the rest rooms were spotless. There was only one vegetarian option which was a shame but it was delicious. The Hotel/restaurant has easy access being right on the A37 and loads of space to park. The only slightly negative issue was that to get into the hotel we had to wade through a large group who were having a smoke which made the entrance a bit smelly. Overall we had really good service and it was good value for money

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Good location for a conference or meeting. Great place to stop for food on the way by. The service was very good. We had Sunday lunch, which was enjoyable with very good portion size. There is an on site go karting track and shooting range.

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