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The Stapleton Arms
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

This small hotel/public house is located in a quiet country village, Food was excellent - served by young, enthusiastic and helpful staff. Sunday lunch roast pork: it would be impossible to find better elsewhere. The accommodation has been beautifully restored - the four rooms had everything one could possibly want. A delightful, relaxing three day break made perfect by the " diamond in the crown " by the name of Sophie.

Room Tip: This depends upon whether you want a shower or a bath - our shower could blast away any cobwebs. Lo...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We stayed in Room 1 in March 2012 and found the pub, room and food to be welcoming, clean and generally excellent. It is certainly off the beaten track, so plan ahead if you are hoping to catch a taxi (we were off to a wedding) but we would certainly stay there again, for the stunning breakfast if nothing else!

Room Tip: Room 1 is large and clean but the bed a little soft.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I know this place so knew what to expect. We were not disappointed. Young, well mannered & knowledgeable staff were attentive & saw to our every need. I asked for a decent glass of white wine to finish the most succulent, well cooked burger I have ever had (sorry America!) & the young lady brought me a sample of what she would drink herself. 10 out of ten young "Soph" (the name on my receipt!) as she hit the target in the bulls eye. Outrageously expensive at £6:10 a glass but trust me, worth every penny, as was the meal. We are told that England was always "50 years behind the USA" & I would have agreed with at in my teens but this is undeniably a world class pub. There would be little point complaining on here about the price of the food as you can read the figures on the menu before you buy. Ales remain good value.Treat yourself in a stylish establishment. Simply fabulous.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We visited The Stapleton Arms for lunch today with our friends in a group of 7 including 3 teenagers. The location was in a lovely village. The atmosphere was very welcoming and the staff friendly. We ordered a main course from the menu, although there was good choice there was only one vegetarian option so I ended up with the beetroot salad, personally I would have preferred a cooked option. I enjoyed this but felt rather short changed that i could'nt enjoy a choice of food as did the rest of our party. The ploughmans were enjoyed by the teenagers but more bread would have been better. The roast dinners were cooked to perfection. I felt that although the food was good it was pricey. The sweet menu was good, again pricey with prices at £6. The waiters/waitresses were attentive and the food did'nt take long to arrive.
I would not visit again due to the lack of catering for vegetarians........

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

The Stapleton Arms has got lots going for it. A pretty village location, lovely rooms and great food. The staff were also friendly and laid-back. Unfortunately we experienced a few glitches with our room (s) during our 2-night visit. The management fixed all of these quickly and we guessed that these were down to bad luck and low staffing, especially after reading the other glowing reviews on Tripadvisor.

So despite our experience, I'd still recommend this to others, particularly the bar/restaurant. Even if you can't stay over, it's worth making a detour for the food alone.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We loved this inn. The Manager, Ash, was very welcoming. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and informal, and the young and enthusiastic staff are very efficient. Chef Mark and his team produce excellent food showcasing the best local produce and there is a good wine list. Our room, number 1, was spacious, well-appointed and comfortable. Overall, great value.

Room Tip: Room 1 is extra spacious with a lovely big bathroom
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Great food and atmosphere and the staff are very attentive.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Stapleton Arms

Address: Stapleton Arms Church Hill | Buckhorn Weston, Buckhorn Weston SP8 5HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Buckhorn Weston
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Buckhorn Weston
Price Range: £88 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stapleton Arms in Buckhorn Weston is a new style country pub with rooms situated on the Somerset / Dorset / Wiltshire border close to the A303, A30 between Shaftesbury and Sherborne. Close to Wincanton Races. The four individually furnished bedrooms offer supreme comfort with fantastic beds, Egyptian cotton linen and state of the art bathrooms. The menu which changes daily features great classic dishes all supporting our philosophy - quality food cooked with fresh local ingredients, sensibly priced. ... more   less 
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