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The Ilchester Arms Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR, England
+44 1305 873841
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unusually very quiet, really friendly and helpful staff. We had a really lovely bottle of wine on Saturday. Family had breakfast there on Sunday morning...and we popped in again on Monday eve. Great place, food looks really good!

1 Thank Maisy65
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The conservatory restaurant is very welcoming or you can eat in the bar area. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay and the food was excellent on all occasions. The staff were helpful, the Sunday roast was exceptional, lunch you can have a sandwich, soup or something more substantial if that is what you are looking for. The... More 

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carate urio
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here while staying couple nights at the hotel. Food was good enough , maybe not a great choice , but of good quality. I know it is not easy to offer every night different choices but in that case we would have had dinner also on the second night. Anyway nothing to complain.

Thank waluCarateUrio
Bridport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have driven past this pub countless times but never ever thought about going in. We were in need of a roast, and went to one of our favourite pubs nearby. It was packed so we didnt bother, instead we turned back towards home whilst arguing about where on earth we could go as time was getting on. As we... More 

1 Thank Littlebear2014
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A proper pub menu but cooked to an excellent standard. We had pork chop with mash and steak with chips and both were delicious. Washed down with an excellent ale

1 Thank Matthew E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good home cooked Sunday Roast dinner in the conservatory of this traditional village pub. Attentive service friendly staff and good food. What is there not to like.

1 Thank mintmoocher
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst traveling around Dorset and Wiltshire. We booked online and had a friendly welcome on arrival. We stayed in the Poppy room. Very clean, spacious with a great view of the country side. Breakfast had lots of choice and plentiful. Staff again were lovely. We ate in the restaurant for both nights Great menu... More 

1 Thank alison m
Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food, great choice of locally made ciders and beautiful environment. My only negative comment would be that you need to make enough Yorkshire puddings for the roasts on offer. My daughter in law sadly did not get one! The butternut squash risotto was astounding. Even double the quantity would not have been enough, it was that good! Cheeseboard was... More 

1 Thank Jude L
Maldon, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice this week. On both occasions the food has been excellent, cooking, presentation and above all taste and flavour. The staff are pleasant and very attentive. Add to this the charm and ambience of the bar /restaurant area, it makes for a really nice experience. Our only concern would be the length of time between order... More 

1 Thank Paxlot
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fabulous quirky interiors and friendly enough staff but very disappointed with food and time it took. Luckily we settled to a game of Scrabble so it only seemed to take forever towards the end of the hours' wait. On first view the menu looked promising, a little pricey in places but varied. The reality was a ridiculously small lunch mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?