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Isle of Arran
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights in room 6 and could not fault it. This is an inn converted from 3 old cottages and is brimming with atmosphere. Remember to duck if you are tall - the ceilings are low! Wide range of beers and ciders, and a good dinner menu by pub standards. Real bacon and sausages for breakfast - sets you... More 

Thank howieD48
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A very old pub on the Mendips, with fair reviews and "management pictures" so I decided to stay. A bit steep, at £70 B&B but it sounded ok. First impressions pretty poor from the outside, car park at the back with grim looking doorway into the building. Reasonable enough inside as you would expect for an old pub around here,... More 

Thank Michael T
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Was very lucky to get booked into this lovely Inn. It is in an ideal position, only 2.8 miles, straight road, to Cheddar. The Penscot has two lovely bars one with the tv for all the sports, a lovely dinning room. We were booked in for bed and breakfast but also had dinner here too, the menu is varied and... More 

Thank bernadettel312
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a tasty roast beef dinner in a convivial atmosphere. Locally sourced beef was well cooked and very tasty. Food was piping hot. Sticky toffee pudding and homemade lemon cake can also be recommended. Will be back.

Thank m0minky
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights whilst in the area to visit Street outlet village. We got lost on the way and did not arrive until very late but they stayed open for us which was very kind. The room was clean and, although small, had everything you could need including a very indulgent corner bath. Breakfas was... More 

Thank Karen F
Hove, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you're looking for 5 star luxury and all mod cons this is probably not the place for you; but if you're cool with olde worlde places with creaky floors and rickety windows, then step right in! The Penscot Inn in Shipham has got a friendly atmosphere and heaps of character. The rooms are on the cosy side but clean,... More 

Thank Jellingtonbean
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped off at this great pub on a weekend walk with ex-colleagues in the beautiful Cheddar gorge. Having walked for over 3 hours over some pretty tough terrain and gasping for a pint I've never been so glad to see a pub. The barman and his mother were very welcoming and amusing, we had some great banter while we were... More 

Thank Daisy B
Axmouth, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stayed here one evening as we were meeting up the following day with friends who live in Coxley but should have realised from the outside what to expect on the inside Having booked we felt obliged to stay..a big mistake. Room 9 is apparently a dog friendly room, we had our dogs with us but even they did not want... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2016

It was a very good experience in the village the staff are friendly the rooms are lush and cossy so THANK YOU! Room 6. The fire was toastie the food was extremely tasty staff are local pub/bar filled with locals.

Thank cpdunne25
Hove, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Where do I start?????? Very warm & friendly welcome on arrival, seamless check-In & shown to our room (6) , We'd been awake since 03:30 and elected to have an early night (very comfortable bed) eating at the "Penscot"......which was lovely & washed down with a couple of ciders!! All the staff/family were friendly, helpful and attentive, nothing was too... More 

Thank b2nun

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Penscot Inn

Address: The Square | Nr Cheddar, Shipham BS25 1TW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Shipham
Price Range: $109 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penscot Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in room 6 had a double & single bed, large shower room and seating area definitely room for a travel cot”
 of 5 bubbles bernadettel312, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Serene view from room 4.”
  • Interesting details in room
  • Pleasant view from window (and window seat from which to enjoy it)
 of 5 bubbles Jellingtonbean, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't judge a book by its cover”
 of 5 bubbles cpdunne25, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms ok as all serviceable,”
 of 5 bubbles b2nun, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Al the rooms are equall”
 of 5 bubbles colinb341, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
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