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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive in fact we could not fault it. We ate in the main dining area and the atmosphere was relaxed and extremely comfortable. Situated in a beautiful little village south of Shaftesbury.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place to stay. Everything about the hotel was exceptional, and I don't give praise lightly. It was clean, stylish, roomy with excellent service in both bar and restaurant ( I was served by lovely lady Pandora) where I had dinner and breakfast following day. Food was very tasty and great value for money with lovely service attentive and efficient....

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John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review! We really appreciate your comments and will pass your kind praise on to Pandora. We hope to see again in the future! Peter (General manager)

Chelmsford, Essex
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I chose a small room as was only staying one night. It had everything I needed for the short stay, including a good shower. The place has character so you can expect a few creaking floorboards etc. I normally stay in a lot of chain hotels when travelling so this place was a welcome change. Staff are very friendly and...

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Holt, Norfolk
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Modernised gastro pub in nice village, located on main road just south of Shaftsbury. Welcome good. Room pleasant overlooking road. Bathroom large with large bath and separate shower. TV had issue with signal which wasn't sorted during stay. Bar isn't too large and can get busy. Staff first night were not as professional as those on the second. Discussion between...

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Travelled up on Friday with a group of work colleagues and didn't want to leave Sunday, rooms were clean and well kept, Staff were friendly, Great food, Staff couldn't have done more for us definitely going back ,

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review we are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had 2 nights at the Fontmell last weekend and everything was most enjoyable with nothing to complain about. The rooms were lovely, stylishly furnished and decorated, really comfortable beds and quality bedding. The bar was busy and buzzy with locals and guests and there were plenty of friendly young staff on hand to serve you. We ate in the...

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thank you for such kind comments and glad you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us it was a pleasure having you

saltash
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The room had a badly stained carpet and the walls were marked .The whole place looked as if it could do with some tlc.The breakfast was OK but very greasy.It could be really nice with a bit more care taken, bed and duvet covers were good.Food in restaurant was just ok

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thank you for your review, we are planning on re decorating in January so can sort all those niggles out then, I'm sorry the pen stain from a previous guest the size of a 1 pence piece had such a negative affect on your stay and many thanks for your detailed restaurant review, we hope to see you again soon

UK
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Meeting relatives for lunch, the building, number of staff and the external seating boded well for a good lunch in the restaurant, sadly this was not the case with poor food and service. The ambiance was good with the mill stream passing under the building between the bar and smart restaurant. However the service was slow despite there being plenty...

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

we are very sorry if you feel the food and service were not up to our usual high standards, we hope you will give us another try

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My young family and I are about to emigrate from London to the Antipodes and wanted to catch up with old friends living in the West country. We arranged to meet half way in Dorset and found this delightful gem in the village of Fontmell Magna and booked up a couple of rooms. Needless to say Its always magical to...

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

many thanks for taking the time to write such nice comments, good luck in your adventure and hope to see you again

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a perfect weekend destination pub.The owner is obviously an experienced professional person who has worked in hospitality at a high level for a long time.He and his dedicated team made us feel very welcome and nothing was a problem for them.The food is outstanding and there is an extensive menu to suit all needs.Children are catered for brilliantly...

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thanks for such a kind review, all the team will be very pleased to know they are appreciated, we hope to welcome you back soon

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fontmell, a newly refurbishment pub and dining room with six individually designed rooms, nestles in a valley between Cranborne Chase and the Blackmore Vale, just four miles from the town of Shaftesbury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fontmell

Address: Fontmell Magna SP7 0PA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Fontmell Magna
Price Range: €94 - €141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fontmell 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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