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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Absolutely wonderful little hotel, with lovely staff and great food. Even though we had the room above the kitchen, which was slightly noisy when ovens were on, the whole experience was great. Bar/Restaurant got busy but noise levels were very low - even with the window open. Food was amazing, Would recommend the lambs liver and the caramel shortcake pudding....

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

many thanks for such a positive review, we look forward to seeing you again

kent
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We chose this pub over a simpler local pub for the last night of our short break encouraged by the website and menu. We booked a table in the bar (as we had a dog) for 8.15 and arrived in good time to a busy pub. We managed to get a waitress to show us to our table which was...

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

thanks for your review, we have recently taken over and agree that the bar isn't particularly well set out so we plan to make some changes when we refurbish in January, we are sorry if you feel your table wasn't suitable and if you feel you were treated rudely

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderfull experience. the food is marvellous, the staff are charming. lovely athmospere. A great collection of the books in the dining room. The rooms are very cosy. Thouroughly recommended.

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

thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again

Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The Fontmell is a very smart small country hotel/pub which has obviously been the subject of some considerable expense and for us a perfect venue to meet good friends at a half way spot between Somerset and the south coast. Sunshine and a friendly welcome ensured that we would enjoy our lunch. We enjoyed our pre lunch drinks outside on...

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London
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cannot comment on the food as we only popped in for a drink. However it all looked good. The drinks were great and the barmaid was very adept at making a good virgin/bloody mary which is a rarity these days. Will visit again for food. Staff friendly and attentive and a goodnight from the manager/landlord after we left is always...

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Fontmell on a number of occasions in the past with my family for both lunch and dinner and all have been a really great experiences with great service, food and really friendly, helpful staff. However since the new owners have taken over there is no atmosphere. The staff have changed and are not like they...

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Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a really nice pub, offering good real ales and the food is of a good quality and nicely cooked - I believe the Fontmell also offers accommodation, which I am sure is of an excellent quality. Great place to go for a family celebration or a weekend away in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

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St Albans Herts
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The Fontmell is a wonderful little pub. We recently booked 6 rooms there for the guests of a family wedding. The rooms are beautifully appointed with lovely en suite bathrooms. High quality bed linen and towels give it a 5 star luxury feel and complimentary bottles of still and sparkling water are well received. The breakfast was excellent with a...

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Ipstones, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Firstly the food tasted fine but any competent chef can produce good food these days. What really matters to the discerning customer is true value for money and their £70 per couple was not that.. Maybe this is OK in London where you expect to get ripped off but the true residents of Fontmell Magna deserve better than this. Perhaps...

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Fontmell We were a group of 4 returning for lunch at this delightful and reasonably priced pub. A number of finger dishes attracted us to whilst awaiting for the mains: whitebait, pork scratchings and courgette filled a gap before their exotic burgers – as rare as you like and the outstanding new, for me here, Tapas main course – crab...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: €91 - €142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fontmell 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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