We have stayed at this hotel many times since if first opened and have always enjoyed it.
This time we stayed on our way to Devon and on the return trip as it is a long way to travel with a 20 month old. Something has changed and I don't know if there is a change in management? The rooms themselves were great although in need of a spring clean - we strayed in all rooms and 2 is out favourite.
Food was good as always although getting a little predictable.
The biggest change seems to be the cleanliness of the place - the bar and the main eating area looked very dirty and the floor certainly hadn't been cleaned in weeks.
Maybe it's simply the busy Christmas period but I think we'll be looking else where next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stapleton Arms in Buckhorn Weston is a new style country pub with rooms situated on the Somerset / Dorset / Wiltshire border close to the A303, A30 between Shaftesbury and Sherborne. Close to Wincanton Races. The four individually furnished bedrooms offer supreme comfort with fantastic beds, Egyptian cotton linen and state of the art bathrooms. The menu which changes daily features great classic dishes all supporting our philosophy - quality food cooked with fresh local ingredients, sensibly priced. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Stapleton Arms Hotel Buckhorn Weston