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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016

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Thank Elizabeth K
Ilminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Very good hotel with excellent staff and good food at resonable price. Hotel in the middle of some refurbishment but this did not affect our stay.Good location for visiting the area with good access to major roads

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Thank Charles M
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I stayed at this hotel for a one night visit with friends. It was excellent value for money and he staff were very welcoming and friendly. I only sampled the breakfast but this was also good and coeliac friendly although.

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

To be honest after the last two Best Western hotels we have stayed in I wasn't really expecting our dog - friendly room to be up to much . I'm happy to say I was wrong. It was in a lovely position and even had a view! The room was light and airy and clean. The bed was firm and...

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

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Chard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The waitress Barbara was very attentive and ensured the the tables were arranged so that our small group from all over South Somerset were able to sit together. We had lovel cloth napkins & tablecloths. Such a change from the usual paper variety. the vegetables and meal were superb and we were told that the chef insists that the vegegables...

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Thank William S
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We booked to stay here for a weekend break, we have stayed here before, but not for a few years. It has changed hands since last visit. The new owner is gradually refurbishing the hotel, to a very good standard I might add, public rooms look lovely, will be doing the bedrooms in due course. We stayed in the annex...

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Thank Joy L
Yateley
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Never been to this area to stay before and this Hotel is just right for exploring the area of the Jurassic Coast. In the summer the coastal Hotels are very busy, so we hope to visit the Shrubbery while we admire this stunning coastline. The hotel is in the process of being refurbered and what has been finished looks stunning....

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Harrow, London
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Our surveyor stays away in hotels almost every week. He called me from his hotel room to say it was 'the best he's ever stayed in". He was booked for one night 27 Jan 2016 at the Winter Warmer rate of £43 inc breakfast, had a 3 course late lunch for £13.50 and a pot of tea for £2. He...

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Surrey, England
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We stayed here for just 1 night, while visiting family for a special event. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and our room was well presented and comfortable. We hope to stay again in the future.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Restaurant has been completely refurbished and renovation work is well under way in our Sun Lounge and reception areas. In the coming weeks improvements will be made to the Ballroom before work gets underway in the bedrooms. While there are many decorative changes planned, those of you who have visited recently will know that the original team are still very much a part of the hotel. We hope that you will come and experience these improvements soon. Ilminster an attractive market town. The Shrubbery Hotel stands on a site previously occupied by a private house named, 'Crosses' which dated back to the 17th century. Apparently, cloth dyeing took place on the premises. In the 1850s the property was purchased by the local Shepherd family, who built an imposing Victorian house around the original building. The family, allegedly, made their fortune from selling hessian and jute to both sides in the American Civil War and their wealth enabled them to become major landowners and benefactors to the town. The premises were converted into an hotel in 1932. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel

Address: Station Road, Ilminster TA19 9AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Ilminster
Price Range: $138 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Best Western Taunton
Taunton Best Western
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“All rooms seemed well located and peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles shezzyandy2014, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The garden block adjoined the carpark, was a minutes walk from the hotel main entrance and very quiet overnight.”
 of 5 bubbles RaymondR505, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any queries - just phone, staff really helpful”
 of 5 bubbles AJS1234567, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the main building, and not the annex.”
 of 5 bubbles tomharvey9526, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We asked for a quiet room when booking and we were certainly not disappointed, so quiet Room 19”
 of 5 bubbles ValerieN345, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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