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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I (and our little Bijon) were in Leominster this week and were fortunate enough to spend the night at the Bateman Arms. This was a real treat. A real old fashioned pub serving great food and really lovely people making sure that your stay was memorable. The renovated coach house was a great place to spend the...

Thank Craig P
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your short time here and hope your dogs operation was a success. Thank you foir taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

We both chose the vegetarian option which was superb and good value. Service was friendly and helpful, though, being a busy Saturday night, it wasn't as quick as we would have liked. Good ambience, whether eating or just drinking. Book a table if you want to eat.

Thank gloria032
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

We are lucky to have good chefs who take pride in what they present to our guests. To this end we do get very busy on the weekends so your advice to book in advance is appropriate. Sorry you had to wait but good things can't always be rushed, especially if there are 16 people in front of you.

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Whilst staying in nearby Ledicot for a week's holiday we visited The Bateman Arms twice for food and twice just popped in for a drink, food was delicious and service from all the staff was absolutely excellent.

Thank SandraLeLa
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback on your visit to the Bateman Arms and taking the time to tell the world about it.

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

As soon as we arrived and said we had a reservation,the landlord knew who we were.Well looked after by a young man called Ben and we met some lovely people there. top notch bitter.Good food but the curry was too creamy for my liking so not 5 stars. Otherwise,great visit in a splendid area.

Thank geoffreybanwell
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Geoff. Glad the Ale hit the spot even if the curry didn't quite do it for you.

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, lovely staff and lovely atmosphere. Everything you want in a pub when with friends. Good quality food with a great selection. Same with the beer, plenty of selection of local ales. Pub is busy but not over crowded or loud. Will be back more often.

1Thank Malcolm H
Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My Fiancé and I stayed here for 2 nights for an Autograss weekend being held locally. Simon and Tracey gave us a very warm welcome on Friday night, we both enjoyed chatting to them in the bar after our arrival. The room that we stayed in was lovely and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious each morning as...

Thank Melloney J
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Sept 2016 We booked the bateman arms for a two night stay as a group of eight people (wrinklies) the rooms were basic but clean and comfortable, we found that the food was to a very good standard as was the service by the very helpful staff .all in all it was a very pleasant stay. Well done Tracy &...

Thank alan d
North London
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights with some old friends to have a short break and a good catch up. The rooms were clean and comfortable and appeared recently decorated. The landlord and staff were very friendly, the food was OK and there were three well kept real ales on tap, including a couple of...

Thank NorthLondonDaveR
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

~ A really warm reception from Tracey and Staff. Delicious food, served with a smile. The locally caught Trout was exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented ~~ If you are in the Marches area and are hungry ~ I suggest you call in! The real ale is kept with loving care and is highly quaffable!

Thank davidhughe
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

David, On seeing the title "Wonderful Trout" I thought you were referring to Tracy. She is great but will be even more impressed to hear that you enjoyed your fish so much. Thanks again. Simon

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The room was comfortable and clean but needed updating. The landlord and landlady were very friendly and helpful they gave the impression nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was very good plentiful, well cooked and served. Would I stay here again yes without a doubt.

Thank Jenny B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bateman Arms is an 18th Century, three storey coaching inn situated in the small village of Shobdon in the unspoilt County of Herefordshire, just a few miles from the Welsh Border.The Bateman Arms has three main guest rooms situated on the first floor. These are furnished in traditional style, equipped with modern conveniences such as digital television, WIFI internet access and ensuite bath or shower. In addition there are tea and coffee making facilities, supplied bath robes and hair dryer. In the 'Coach House' we have a further six rooms offering a more contempory style yet the same, high quality facilities. Two of our rooms can be used as family rooms providing comfortable accommodation for up to two adults and two children. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bateman Arms

Address: Shobdon, Shobdon HR6 9LX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Shobdon
Price Range: $124 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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