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The Ilchester Arms Hotel Restaurant

9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR, England
+44 1305 873841
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (9 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the first time we have all eaten here as a family and we where not disappointed. We where greeted by lovely staff called Jackie and Vicky. The Meal was cooked to perfection and the quality and quantity was amazing. We where all stuffed...More

Thank NozzyCosplay
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a table booked for tonight (19th October 2017). I've never been there before and my first impression was "wow, what a lovely location". The building inside was very welcoming and we were greeted very warmly by two wonderful ladies, Jackie and Lyndsey. They...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed for two nights on a short break from a very busy work schedule. Lovely little location on Dorset coast. Staff welcoming and friendly with cosy and friendly drinking and eating areas. Food was awesome and a great breakfast included. Room at front a little...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had popped in at lunchtime to check if whitebait was on the menu which it was and the specials were salmon and fresh pollock so we booked a table for six people at 1930 that evening. Three starters were chosen, one was whitebait only...More

Thank Weepee45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for lunch mid week and ordered crab sandwiches, which came with either chips or soup. Soup was delicious as were the sandwiches until I found a piece of plastic in mine. The really bad point was the slab of wood they were served on...More

1  Thank carriefie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good steak, great peppercorn sauce, staff were friendly. Nice atmosphere, would visit again

Thank cmf0801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for somewhere to eat supper on a Friday night is quite difficult without a booking however I managed to get in here. The restaurant and bar area are comfortable and spacious. Flag stones on the floor of the bar and a nice modern restaurant...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day walking the South West Coast Path my wife and I were recommended to eat at this restaurant and we were horrified at the quality of food served to us. We had both ordered sea bass and this came with a few...More

Thank Coastwalker21
Reviewed 9 August 2017

After a walk up to view St Catherine's Chapel we were very hungry and chose the Ilchester Arms as it looked so inviting. Lovely decor inside and the staff were friendly. We went for Scallops and chorizo with pea puree as a starter then I...More

Thank Martin28EC
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We loved the relaxing ambience of the pub and staff friendly too . Beautiful views and pretty bedrooms . The only issues were the high price tag and at breakfast we viewed flies in the bread packaging and had to ask for some due to...More

Thank Josie N
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Jill B
5 July 2016|
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Response from Chimsterckh | Reviewed this property |
Yes your allowed dogs, prices vary for lunch depending what you have but they have a website you can check it out
Joelle C
27 November 2015|
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12 October 2015|
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Response from mudf4d | Reviewed this property |
We had so many problems, all staff related, that we wouldn't go there again. There are so many better places to go..... Also, including staff tip of 10% in your bill without asking is unforgivable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth  >  Abbotsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 873841
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The Ilchester Arms has recently been taken over by the Harrison family, re-opening after a full renovation in April 2014. Offering informal dining in the conservatory, dining room or bar areas, there are a variety of menus offering affordable bar snacks and home made meals through to fantastic locally sourced steaks and seafood. Freshly made breakfasts, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea options can all be enjoyed under the gaze of St Catherines Chapel, or a comprehensive drinks selection can be sampled by our roaring log fire. The delicious menus are created by renowned Head Chef Sean McBride and focus on using locally sourced ingredients.
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