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London, United Kingdom
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I had heard that the cooking was good in this pub since the new owners had renovated the building and I was not disappointed - fresh sensitive redecoration, a very warm welcome, smart attentive service and good quality cooking. Well worth a visit.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic traditional pub, 16th century and loads of character. As someone has previously mentioned it has now changed hands and the owners were extremely welcoming, staff very friendly. We will definitely be returning soon.

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Lena R, Owner at The Benett Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments Suzanne H. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Lena

Northwich
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It should first be pointed out that at the time of our stay the hotel was about to undergo a change in ownership, so things could change considerably in the near future. Firstly everything was clean and no complaints in that area. However the furniture was a bit basic 'shabby shic' and the heating (in early February) was poor although...

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Thank Richard B
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Stopped off on our way down to Devon in this beautiful old pub. We had such a warm friendly welcome from the bar maid we ended up having lunch as well as the planned drink. Very tasty and good value sandwiches, but what struck us most was the way we were greeted and made to feel that we were regulars...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying nearby and popped into this pub on the first night of our holidays. Think we can safely say we were back most nights ( and a lunchtime time). Really friendly staff and locals, excellent range of real ale and very good pub food. Dogs welcome, beer very well kept and log burner lit...

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Amy L, Owner at The Benett Arms, responded to this review

Thank you PaigeyT, we're very glad you enjoyed your visits to The Benett Arms. Hopefully we will see you again in the future for further discussions of the colour brown and the dumpling vs Yorkshire pudding debate (these will rage on in your absence I'm sure!).

southport
Reviewed 8 August 2016

stayed as a party of four for one night 6/08/2016, loverly location, overlooking the village green(which also doubles as the beer garden) and church. proper village public house, beers are kept very wall, and if they still have it when you go, try the Nomad, its a great summer ale. rooms are basic but very clean, free wifi, tv and...

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a beautiful village pub we discovered, stayed for a weekend break and came away very relaxed. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and very reasonably priced, traditional pub food with the most amazing Steak and Kidney Pie made by Bob. Great that they accept dogs as we found some lovely walks. The room was lovely...

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Portugal
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Passing lunchtime saw that it was a "best pub" winner. Had a delicious homemade, buttery shortcrust pastry, beef pasty and a bacon and Brie sandwich, both served with small salad and crisp chips, accompanied by a half of bitter. Just great welcome and service. Well worth a detour in this lovely area. Good value at £12 in total for the...

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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This pub is the perfect country pub. Food is delicious. Excellent selection of beers. Wonderful staff. My parents love it, I love it. A great place for a casual beer or a dinner with the family. Camra approved too, which is notable. Heaven in summer, with the tables on the village green.

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Tisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Have passed the Bennett Arms a number of times, today with warm spring sunshine and no pressure on time it seemed the right moment to stop and explore. We were not disappointed. Our welcome was warm and hospitable. The building was quaint and appealing, full of sunshine. Just wanting a simple lunch the soup accompanied by warm crusty bread was...

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Address: Semley, Shaftesbury SP7 9AS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Number of rooms: 5
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“good old-fashioned pub”
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