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East Yorkshire
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been staying at the Bickford Arms for some considerable time, but it is over a year since we were last here. And we weren't disappointed. There have been a few changes for the better I think, and the welcome, service and friendliness remain first class. The rooms are spotless and well appointed. We ate in the bar on... More 

1 Thank JudeSmith2013
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice place to stay. The room was comfortable and very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had an evening meal was very enjoyable and good value. Breakfast however was not so good. We arrived in the empty restaurant at 8am. Were brought a pot of tea no milk very quickly and ordered the full English we... More 

Thank Julie G
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We decided to have a staff meal at the Bickford Arms and what an amazing choice it was. The food was cooked lovely, the staff where great and I loved the deserts. We didn't stay so our ratings for the rooms and sleep quality are invalid. I also hear its under new management now.

Thank Steven A
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The night we stayed was a wonderful experience due to the excellent food, quickly served and delivered by very friendly staff. Room was ok a bit sparse with a poor TV and even worse sound, but had a wonderfully comfortable bed and a gorgeous en-suite. We thought that we'd found an absolute gem that would break up the frequent trips... More 

2 Thank degibbons
Wokingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I never normally take the time to write a review but we were so well looked after by the owners and staff at The Bickford Arms that I felt compelled! We arrived in the area only to find that the hotel we had originally booked into had taken a walk in and they were reluctant to take responsibility and help.... More 

1 Thank Angela149W
North Walsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I had a lovely meal here whilst on holiday last week. The food was all very good quality and well cooked. The children's meals were very good portion size and we were all so full we couldn't manage dessert. We went during the week and it was fairly quite but all the staff were friendly and we... More 

Thank megthomp2804
Leek, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited whilst in the area . Great food and service . Nice setting and atmosphere. Not badly price would call again but looks like it's gets busy so booking in advance may help you not been disappointed. Great choice with special board . Plenty of choices on menu. Very friendly staff.

Thank Gjburgess
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We only stayed one night and there were pluses and minuses. The welcome was very friendly and the rooms large and well furnished. The bathroom was good.. Pre dinner drinks in the bar were very pleasant. However we had dinner in a large soulless half empty large room not in the pub. The food was very average. The breakfast the... More 

1 Thank liz_howells
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I stayed one night, the pub is good, the bar area welcoming. The staff are helpful and attentive. The room was a good size, duoble bed, good quality white sheets and duvet. The bathroom has clearly been updated but not quite finished...... which wasn't an issue for me as it was just cosmetic, considering the price very good value for... More 

Thank Saraleamigton
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We booked for 4 of us for a meal 24 hours previous.The man looked like he didn't know what we were talking about.We were then stuck in a large very bland and boring room for our meal,such an un ispiring room with no atmosphere whatsoever.The table cloth was all creased and no table mats.The meal was ok,but no way like... More 

1 Thank shughes45

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Bickford Arms

Address: Brandis Corner, Holsworthy EX22 7XY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Holsworthy
Price Range: $135 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bickford Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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