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“Great Friendly Pub”
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The Stapleton Arms
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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Great Friendly Pub”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

The Stapleton Arms is a reliably good pub and one of my favorites. Large and roomy, with a dinning room for more 'formal' dining or just perch at a beer barrel with a good pint and a pie. Great Sunday lunch pub and Child friendly too.
Great service from a young and friendly staff.
If you are an ale drinker, they regularly change what they have on tap and have a good selection.
This place is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is my second review of the Stapleton and it is not often that I go to a restaurant and the food is faultless, i had dinner there last night and loved it. I am a chef and their chef is brilliant. My black lab also enjoyed herself too. Service was excellent. So glad that i only live 5 mins away!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Just gorgeous here..am already planning to come back as enjoyed it so much. Reasonable priced rooms, friendly pub, great food, excellent staff...it really is a gem and I am so pleased we found it. Our room was on the right up the stairs and was a bit noisy as the kitchen is underneath. We weren't planning a very early night though so it wasn't a problem for us. Would be nice to have hot chocolate available in the room as we had to buy in the bar. Had to have the pork pie and scotch egg as a starter and was so so glad we did!
The room we were in was huge but not decorated the same as the other rooms. Bathroom a bit cold so maybe some disposable spa slippers would be a nice non expensive touch in the rooms.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Lovely meal, well cooked, good price, attentive service. The rib eye steak, as recommended was cooked to perfection. Good bar area. I am fairly local to the area and will come to this pub again on the strength of this meal.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We stayed at The Stapleton Arms for a cold winter night. It is the most charming village pub I have ever come across. Our rooms were delightful; bed comfortable; shower excellent. But it is the pub itself that is outstanding. The bar is done with wonderful laid-back style and is for lounging around in; heavenly open fire. Very sadly we were not able to eat there due to other commitments, but the menu looked terrific, as did the dining area. The pork pies on the bar counter are mouth watering. The breakfast was sensational (best black pudding, etc.), delicious coffee - both espresso and cappuccinos were first class. The bloody mary's were also top rate, ditto the olives. This place is run by the sort of people that you wish ran your local. I was very impressed.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Despite it not being on our route, we detoured to spend another night here. Standards still good, though focus seemed a little less customer-oriented/distracted.

Experience spoiled by an extractor fan, or something similar, somewhere, which switched on and off throughout the night, thereby 'murdering sleep'.
bedroom was to right at top of stairs.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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oxford
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This pub was just as I thought it would be and more. Friendly welcoming staff, lots of locals enjoying the excellent food and drink with the atmosphere that can only be created in winter in the English countryside. Room 2 was comfortable, stylish with an enormous if slightly chilly bathroom.

Delicious breakfast was cooked to a very high standard with lots of choice.

Recommended!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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