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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2015

A restaurant that caters for people who enjoy a good evening out with excellent food and good service. Always very popular with the locals and on a main road so easy to find. I have not stayed there but often go there for an evening meal with friends or family.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Overnight stay at this Old mill which offers 6 rooms above mainly a restaurant and dining pub. Offering a good standard of accomodation in a sleepy olde world village in Dorset.There is a busy restaurant and bar dining that offers interesting quality meals ,but not typical pub food, so slightly on the pricey side but no doubt the going rate...

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Thank Ken C
Shaftesbury
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

We go to the Fontmell on a regular basis for Lunch. Beautiful restaurant with Tom creating fantastic Food. The bar is very comfortable with leather sofas , fire in the Winter and daily papers to flick through while sipping a great range of beers or Wines.

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1Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Charming staff, clean and nicely decorated rooms, very very comfortable beds, superb breakfast, great shower, clean fluffy towels, overall - excellent place to stay!! One thing to watch is the windows don't have double glazing so if you are a light sleeper the noise of the road outside could be disturbing so ask for a room at the back. It's...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We booked a superior double room (the Papillon) for one night in July 2015 to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and were hoping for a quiet, romantic retreat. The room and bathroom were nice and clean with lovely decor, and the bed was very comfortable. We ate in the restaurant in the evening and the food was good (although not spectacular...

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2Thank Mumof2boys73
Gretna Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

ooked a table the previous Saturday for a birthday meal the following Wednesday. Received excellent service from all staff. Reasonable choice of dishes to suit most tastes on the menu with a good selection of wine giving good value. Food was well presented and cooked to perfection .A very memorable occasion and one we would repeat when next in the...

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Thank MP1710
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Amazing service, fitted us into the restaurant although we had left booking for evening meal until the last minute. The food at supper is excellent, imaginative and beautifully cooked and presented. Breakfast was a little disorganised. No fruit juice or cereals laid out on our first morning and yoghourt and boiled eggs presented without tea spoons but this is minimal...

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Just had Sunday lunch here, excellent food different and exciting menu. Recomend sharing a starter as good portions. Excellent main and dessert as well, service could of been a bit quicker but very pleasant staff

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Fontmell Magna, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We just celebrated my wife's birthday dinner, had guests staying at the hotel and everyone was waxing lyrical about the hotel, the staff, the food, the rooms. From the Mallyshag, to the attentive service, bar to restaurant a big thanks from us both, a memorable evening all round.

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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I love this place and cannot recommend it enough. My husband and I stayed here along with a lot of our family when we got married at the Springhead Trust in June this year. The rooms are beautifully decorated, each individual and the attention to detail is amazing. We had the Mally Shag room, which was ideal for me and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fontmell, a newly refurbishment pub and dining room with six individually designed rooms, nestles in a valley between Cranborne Chase and the Blackmore Vale, just four miles from the town of Shaftesbury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fontmell

Address: Fontmell Magna SP7 0PA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Fontmell Magna
Price Range: $132 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fontmell 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Papillon was bright, spacious and sunny. It is on the road so there was some noise but not enough to disturb us.”
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“Rooms not on the road side would be very quiet but even on the road side noise was not an issue.”
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