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The Ilchester Arms Hotel

9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR England
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#2 of 4 hotels in Abbotsbury

Welcome to The Ilchester Arms Hotel, your Abbotsbury “home away from home.” The Ilchester Arms Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

The Ilchester Arms Hotel features baggage storage, picnic area, and outdoor furniture, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast. If you are driving to The Ilchester Arms Hotel, free parking is available.

While in Abbotsbury, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from The Ilchester Arms Hotel, including The Ilchester Arms Hotel Restaurant (0.0 km), swan inn (0.3 km), and Abbotsbury Tea Rooms (0.1 km).

If you’re looking for something to do, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (1.3 km), St Catherine's Chapel (0.6 km), and Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (0.2 km) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of The Ilchester Arms Hotel.

The Ilchester Arms Hotel puts the best of Abbotsbury at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Books, DVDs, music for children
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
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Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
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james s wrote a review Oct. 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel, quality of service and food aren’t done justice on the website. The Ilchester Arms is a classic country pub and truly cosy inside. The welcome by staff was terrific and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, often pre-emptying questions or things we needed. Food is hearty pub fayre and exceeds expectations, particularly the fish pie. Breakfast was exceptional. Rooms are ultra clean, functional and offer good value for money. Seats by the fire in winter are at a premium. We hope to return soon. Manager Jackie is lovely and seems to spin any number of plates to keep visitors and guests happy.
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Date of stay: October 2020
PIKE186220 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Ilchester arms for 3 nights great location comfortable room good breakfast and would stay again, however disappointed by evening meal, Abbotsbury is small so Really wasn’t anywhere else to go for dinner unless we drove, menu Was a good choice, but disappointed with our meals, fish and chips was from a frozen pack, nearly £16 for fish pie nearly all mash, hunters chicken small chicken breast jar of sauce mix wouldn’t have minded but expected more from what we were paying , sausage and mash was better, nice staff and atmosphere
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lyn E wrote a review Oct. 2020
Okehampton, United Kingdom41 contributions19 helpful votes
We stopped here for coffee and a snack on the way to the Navy Air Museum. We were so impressed we booked for lunch for on the way back. There were 6 of us. The service was superb. Very friendly efficient and professional. The Sunday lunch was great. Very good quality and generous helpings. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Lewis N wrote a review Sep. 2020
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom4 contributions
Great service, very COVID friendly and delicious food. Stunning views of the chapel outside and it’s great to see a dog friendly hotel, Limited menu but some great choices should define competing for a rosette as they use great local produce.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Ant360 wrote a review Sep. 2020
St Albans, United Kingdom36 contributions23 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights in September, during a clearly difficult time for them. The staff were excellent throughout the stay The 2 dinners where good quality and quantity. However our room felt like it needed updating and the bed was not comfortable The bins needed cleared in the courtyard and either the owner or the bin company needed to sort this hazard. Expensive for what was provided.
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Date of stay: September 2020
US$84 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ilchester Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Ilchester Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St Catherine's Chapel (0.6 km), Abbotsbury Swannery (0.8 km), and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ilchester Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Ilchester Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ilchester Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ilchester Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brewers Arms Pub, The Old Schoolhouse, and Abbotsbury Tea Rooms.
Is The Ilchester Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Abbotsbury.
Are pets allowed at The Ilchester Arms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ilchester Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Catherine's Chapel (0.6 km), Abbotsbury Abbey Remains (0.2 km), and The Nine Stones (6.1 km).
Is The Ilchester Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.