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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Met friends here for a relaxed meal together unfortunately we arrived and were given the menus immediately and told to order quickly as they were busy. Very abrupt manner but other staff very friendly and efficient. Meal was average but nice. We ate our meal and were then left to chat. Will maybe try it again.

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TheHelyarArms, Owner at The Helyar Arms, responded to this review

Thank you Ali for choosing The Helyar Arms for a catch up with your friends. We do apologise that the welcome was not up to our usual standard. Please do come and visit us again so we can correct that. Patrick and Claire.

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

only average, small limited menu, no special board. No back ground music, service ok nothing special. Village setting, but could do better, lovely old building tastefully refurbished, lacking warmth. Overall wouldn't be bothered to visit again

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Bath
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My friends and I had visited this pub a few years ago and it was not very impressive at the time.When we heard that it had been sold and refurbished we were keen to try it again. First impressions were good as it is a lovely old building with tasteful sympathetic decor. However on looking at the food menu we...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Better to book in advance, because this pub is very popular. This was the second time we went there and in both the food was excellent. The atmosphere brings you back to the past and the place is warm and welcoming. The staff is gentle and this is a place where we would like to come back very soon!

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TheHelyarArms, Owner at The Helyar Arms, responded to this review

Thank you Stefano for your kind review. We are over the moon that you had such a great experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Patrick and Claire.

Bristol
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here for first time after checking out on line. Good sized car park. Nice friendly greeting, shown to our table and menus provided. Great choice at reasonable price. Wine List good but slightly pricey. We chose goose and plum burgers which were delicious, just melted in the mouth. This was followed up by one of special ice creams, elderflower...

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TheHelyarArms, Owner at The Helyar Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to come and dine at The Helyar Arms Margaret. Delighted you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Patrick and Claire.

Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We wanted a 2 day stay in a quite location with easy access to Dorset. We found The Helyar Arms and it was everything we wanted and more. Comfortable room, great food and friendly attentive staff. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The food was good and at a sensible price. Another great advantage for us was that our dog...

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TheHelyarArms, Owner at The Helyar Arms, responded to this review

Les you are always welcome back to stay with us. We are dog lovers ourselves and being in such a lovely village location it would be a crime to not be "dog friendly". We look forward to hosting you again soon. Patrick and Claire.

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is an excellent pub with a very good restaurant. Service was very friendly and efficient and the food and drink are of a very high standard. I was surprised at the end to receive such a reasonable bill as the overall quality was so good. I would recommend this pub wholeheartedly and my only regret is it not closer...

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TheHelyarArms, Owner at The Helyar Arms, responded to this review

We always appreciate it when diners take the time to share such kind words. Do try and visit us again if you are in the neighbourhood. Patrick and Claire.

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We came here for Sunday lunch at the weekend, it was one of the very best. Meat cooked to perfection, crispy roast potatoes, ample well cooked veg. The staff are always very nice, can't do enough for you. We then came on the following Thursday, and had a starter of fresh potted crab, with toasted Artisan bread, followed by the...

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TheHelyarArms, Owner at The Helyar Arms, responded to this review

Dear Linda. Thank you for your kind words and we hope you can take the time to come and stay with us soon to complete your experience. We have been working day and night to make The Helyar Arms the fabulous country pub it deserves to be and will continue to do so. Patrick and Claire.

Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Dropped in for evening meal en route home, menu was exactly as the website (no daily specials). Good value for money, starter of chicken livers with apple and walnuts very well prepared and a main course of sirloin in tarragon sauce (warm) on a salad of mixed leaves with pea shoots and baby broad beans ideal for the warm summer...

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TheHelyarArms, Owner at The Helyar Arms, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that not everything was up to our usual standard. We are working hard now to get the team pulling together to ensure our guests have excellent visit. Please do come and try us again and if you have any issues, do let Claire, Andy or myself know. Patrick & Claire.

yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

visited theHelyar Arms for my Wife's birthday with My Sons Wives and partner And ourGrandsons 5 and6.on arrival met the Landlord his first words were we don't want children running about as were full tonight I responded by saying don't worry we will chain them to the chair by the way my Grand Sons are very well behaved.a very strange...

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Thanks for choosing The Helyar Arms for your Wife's Birthday Peter and we are delighted that you enjoyed your food, the beer and the venue. Patrick and Claire.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An historic 15th century inn at the heart of an idyllic conservation village only three miles from Yeovil. Award-winning food, real ales and over 40 wines by the glass. Large garden, car park and traditional skittle alley. We also provide dining onsite for up to 85 guests in the pub and restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Helyar Arms

Address: Moor Lane, East Coker BA22 9JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > East Coker
Price Range: €60 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Helyar Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Helyar Arms Yeovil
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“Cannot comment on hotel rooms as only went for an evening meal”
 of 5 bubbles BathDolly, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They all looked good to us and there are family rooms (3 Beds)”
 of 5 bubbles TheBeanBerkshire, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms above the pub so can be noisy if you like early nights. May be worth asking about other rooms if it might be an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles Brian_C2013815, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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