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The Ilchester Arms Hotel Restaurant

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Abbotsbury $$ - $$$ , British,
9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR, England
+44 1305 873841
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (9 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JR, England
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the hotel after looking at the website. When we arrived we found out that the hotel had changed hands so we were not sure what to expect. However, the staff are extremely pleasant, the new owners seem to understand what needs to be...More

Thank pnt1989
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights hotel was very comfortable with very friendly staff. We had a 3 course evening meal which was one of the best I have ever tasted with huge portions . The only down side was the waiting time between...More

Thank mare1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub, friendly staff, very poor Sunday lunch - potatoes were not freshly cooked, very dry and hard and tasted old, not enough veg - 1 small dish of veg between 6 people, had the nutroast no nuts in it just rice and veg, very...More

Thank Candiced01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't hungry the day I visited the Ilchester Arms, so when my husband ate a whole dinner I just had a starter. And what a starter. I have never cried of food, now it's time. The chef. Kisses to you! Love you for making...More

Thank Tanja I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here one evening for dessert, so we did not have a meal here, but the desserts were very good! Two of us had beautiful strawberry sundaes & 1 of us had a delicious chocolate brownie concoction! Sat outside on the pretty patio.

Thank jainsea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a sandwich lunch on a sunny day and were glad we did. The view of St Catherine's Chapel from the garden is delightful, the service was good and the sandwiches, served with soup, chips or salad, were freshly prepared and tasty. Beer...More

Thank Bon444
Reviewed 10 July 2017

pretty hotel /pub in the centre of the village in the shadow of the romantic/spiritual st catherines chapel,for the car park drive through the archway to a large car park at the rear. the hotel has a good selection of real ales and serves excellent...More

Thank KEITH D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Just popped in after leaving Swannery for quick lunch as passing back through village. Nice looking pub, was very quiet when we visited so service was friendly and quick. Just had main courses - sausages and fish, both meals were nice.

Thank Carol S
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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
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Joelle C
28 November 2015|
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Food?
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Drew50_13
13 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Cuisine
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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Description
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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