We had a fantastic night , it was a last minute booking and the Poachers takes dogs so we arrived with Dyfrig the border terrier . Had a lovely welcome on arrival and had an unexpected but lovely upgrade to the suite overlooking the pool with a great bed and bathroom and comfy chairs . Wow .
I would have loved a premium lager but the cider and gin did us proud . We ate with friends at their house but the menu looked well priced and the food around us was eye catching.
I was promised breakfast would be good , and it was , a proper serving , two of everything and quality sausage , bacon and scrambled egg.
We will be back , I hope to get room 20 and already looking forward to another great night 👍
Nice quiet location. Entrance to pub from car park over small bridge over stream. Food and drink great and staff very friendly and helpful. Lots of places in car park and around pubs exterior to park and inside tables to eat are plenty.No tv's or fruit machines causing distractions,just good soft music playing in background in bar area. Swimming pool and tables to eat outside also but more so on warmer days. Room suitable and comfortable. Would I stay again. Yep I certainly would.
The outdoor heated pool was a rare luxury in this part of the world. Shame the decor of the room was so tired and outdated. The carpets are worn and don’t look clean. The bed linen was lovely and fresh but what lurked beneath on the mattress was very undesirable. The bathroom was not pristine but acceptable though again it needs an upgrade.
The whole place seems caught in a pre 2000 time warp. Shame really as the owner Sarah seems very dedicated and sincere. Staff were very polite and attentive but as others have commented they were a bit scruffy.
It’s attention to detail that is lacking here although I feel the owners are trying
Maybe they need help from Alex the Hitel inspector?
Stayed one night in this lovely village. Had queenie suite, poss best room in hotel. Large room, beams, and a sunroom off the bedroom overlooking the pool. All very appealing, but broken blinds and all could be improved with abit of tlc! Bedside lamps small and unimpressive for sure.
Bathroom was lovely, nice thick towels, jacuzzi bath.
Breakfast good, however evening meal was ok. Asked to eat before 7pm which wasn’t a problem, however no one else in until much later and we had to ask where our food was at 7.45.
Just needs abit more input from management to get this place right.
I spent one night at The Poachers Inn in the village of Piddletrenthide near Dorchester in Dorset for business in the area.
The hotel is a village pub with accommodation the layout of the accommodation being more motel like in layout. There is a really ample space to sit and relax inside the pub and outside in the courtyard area that has ample seating.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool with room for seat around the pool.
The rooms are of ample size with on suite facilities.
This is fundamentally a bed and breakfast holiday accommodation and a village pub and operates as such. So don’t expect something like a Large mainstream hotel.
The facility is clean and tidy and well equipped with ample parking and in a quiet village location.
The staff are friendly and obliging and made my stay very pleasant.
The restaurant provides pub standard food of good quality and portions.
Breakfast is a small buffet of cereal and yogurt and breads with fruit juices. A cooked breakfast is available to order. I found the food to be really good. The cereal selection was small but healthy not possibles what a child would choose - which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
I definitely intend to stay here again if in the area.
I did review the reviews available and am glad I decided to make my own judgement.