We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Haymaker Inn

Traveller (12)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (1)
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“the pub”(18 reviews)
“pudding”(9 reviews)
“sunday lunch”(7 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
3 Star accommodation
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Sep. 30Oct. 1
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 2 partner sites to see rooms from US$77.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Chard hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "8c37d23a55ee4282abfe06790ec0e6d1", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":635307,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[32468057],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":30,"month":9,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":1,"month":10,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":77,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"8c37d23a55ee4282abfe06790ec0e6d1","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":77,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":77,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"The Haymaker Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjhjMzdkMjNhNTVlZTQyODJhYmZlMDY3OTBlYzBlNmQxIiwiQUlLIjoiZGE5OTM0MjllNmM2NGVjNThmNjhiZjk1OWNmNzMwMWQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "30/09/2018", "checkOut": "01/10/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$77", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"32468057":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (126)
There are newer reviews for The Haymaker Inn
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
126 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthe pubpuddingsunday lunchroast potatoesfamily mealbottled waterportion sizespleasure of stayingat short noticelyme regislovely mealpleasant staytwo nightsovernight staybiscuitsrooms are cleanan evening meal
Updating list...
11 - 15 of 126 reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Sunday lunch. First visit in January booked for 2pm and unrushed. Second visit (Apr) booked for 12.30pm, not informed when booking that lunches were done in sittings - would not have gone if we had known. Our party of 4 all had two courses but...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights over Easter and had a great time. Friendly staff, great food, good facilities. What more can you ask for. Thoroughly recommend. You can walk into Chard through country lanes. Dog friendly and vegetarian friendly. Easy reach of Lyme Regis and lots...More

Thank Jane B
Response from jezabelchard, Manager at The Haymaker InnResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review hope to see you again soon

Reviewed February 24, 2018

we stayed here two nights while visiting family, we loved it, the owners were brilliant, so so helpful, a lovely location, easy to find, easy to park, not expensive either, we loved it. Breakfast is relaxed with a huge choice of cooked or continental. Sadly...More

Thank robv12
Response from jezabelchard, Manager at The Haymaker InnResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Having been previously to The Haymaker Inn, we booked this venue for our Golden Wedding Anniversary family dinner. The food was excellent. The service good. This place has a warm friendly feel and the staff are lovely. We all had a good time and have...More

1  Thank Sandi B
Response from jezabelchard, Manager at The Haymaker InnResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review

Reviewed February 13, 2018

A great disappointment! Ordering for two persons we were offered a choice of beef or turkey for the main course. (We later noted that other tables were also offered lamb as an alternative!). Having ordered beef it was seen to be very thin factory sliced...More

Thank CharlieDobbs
Response from jezabelchard, Manager at The Haymaker InnResponded April 3, 2018

I am so sorry that we didn’t meet you expectations on this occasion. I can assure you that all our meat is cooked and sliced on the premises, we also are more than happy to serve it without gravy if requested. If you would like...More

View more reviews
Five minutes from the A303 on the fringe of the Blackdown Hills the Haymaker Inn ,a tranquil haven, is a traditional country inn set in the foot hills of the Isle Valley. Ideally located between the two Somerset ...More towns of Illminster (5 minutes) and Chard (5 minutes). The Dorset Jurassic coast and its superb sandy beaches can be reached in 20 minutes and a visit to its main town Lyme Regis is a must. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago. Exeter the county town of Devon is within easy reach. The Haymaker is a popular venue for hikers who frequently return to explore our many rural walks and cycle enthusiast looking for a great ride in the rolling hills. The Haymaker is also a great retreat from the hustle and bussel of London. All food is prepared fresh by our own chef daily. We have five en suite rooms Some bedrooms have original wooden beams and enjoy beautiful hill views. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$88 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Haymaker Hotel Somerset
United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Chard
Traveller (12)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (1)
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Chard
Hornsbury Mill
205 reviews
2.07 km away
Phoenix Hotel
29 reviews
2.11 km away
Bath House Hotel
372 reviews
2.21 km away
The Lordleaze Hotel
785 reviews
3.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 50 restaurants in Chard
377 reviews
2.16 km away
Cotley Inn
252 reviews
2.06 km away
The Green Dragon
159 reviews
1.08 km away
The Potting Shed Cafe
101 reviews
1.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9 attractions in Chard
Sharandys Birds of Prey
46 reviews
.66 km away
Forde Abbey & Gardens
584 reviews
7.55 km away
Chard & District Museum/Heritage Centre
89 reviews
2.04 km away
Perry's Cider Brewery and Museum
176 reviews
6.66 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Haymaker Inn staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Over looking countryside and the great sounds of nature"
Read review
"MARTOCK is very quiet. Small shower room but adequate for purpose."
Read review
"The shower wasn't the greatest but as we were only here one night it wasn't an issue for us."
Read review
"Unable to review accommodation"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing