Reviews - The Howard Arms


Lower Green, Ilmington, CV36 4LT

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Very Good

All reviews (12)

83% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Jade A

  • July 2015

The Howard Arms

Very pretty place to stay and nice and peaceful.

We stayed in the garden room which is lovely and very big. If you are a light sleeper then it may be an idea to stay in one of the rooms upstairs as you get a lot of noise from the rooms above I.e walking on the floor.

Although our room was lovely it really could've done with a proper clean. There were lots of cobwebs on the ceiling and also the side tables were very dusty.

Bathroom is nice and big with both a bath and a shower.

We ate in the pub for dinner which was lovely, food was delicious and service was very quick.

All in all we had a nice stay.

  • E Draper

  • April 2015

Great relaxation

Quiet and Dark like it says on the site.

Internet worked better than many hotels. The only minor niggle was that breakfast doesn't start till 8, but I couldn't bring myself to get upset about it.

  • Stephen B

  • March 2015

Always good!

I stay regularly and always enjoy the experience.

Pleasant and helpful staff, nice rooms and good food.

  • R Ingthorsson

  • January 2015

A lovely short weekend stay

We are seasoned travelers, and the Howard arms compares well on an international scale.

It is a period property with a lot of charm. Staff was very friendly and eager to please. Room absolutely beautiful, not to mention luxurious. Food in the restaurant was fabulous. Lovely contryside for long walks.

  • David B

  • November 2014

The perfect stay

Excellent stay in a great little hotel in a beautiful location.

Everything was perfect and I would highly recommend this to anybody who is visiting the area.

  • william s

  • October 2014

Lovely situation, great pub, superb food.

We plan to come again

  • Simon B

  • October 2014


Although we had only booked half an hour prior to arriving, the service and welcome was first class, especially considering we had arrived right in the middle of their busy evening time.

The room was amazing, a very contemporary designed room dominated by an enormous and very comfortable bed. The bathroom had a separate shower and bath which was cleaned to a very high standard. Tea and coffee facilities was above average, if the biscuits weren't home made, then they weren't your run of the mill shortbread. The bar down stairs was warm (due to a huge log fire) and friendly providing great food. I would highly recommend this place.

  • P Redfern

  • July 2014

Weekend break

We decided to book in at the godward arms on Friday for the following night.

When we arrived we were shown to our room which had a lot of character and charm. The room was very clean and had everything we needed in it. We ate in the restaurant and can only say the food and service was fantastic. Much of the food was sourced locally and was of a high quality. The only down thing we found was that the shower in our room was not working properly but once we spoke to the manager he was very sorry about it and deducted some money off our bill which we thought was a very good. If we are in the area again we will definitely stay at the Howard Arms again and reccomend it to our friends and family. Thank you for your great service and a great weekend 😊

  • Julia K

  • July 2014

Have been many times over the years.

This time the experience was better than the last. But still not to the standard it was say 4/5 years ago. The food though is better. The place really needs a coat of paint as the hallways etc are looking worse for wear plus the stair carpets etc.

  • John T

  • July 2014

Howard Arms

Off to not a great start as told there was no room for us although we had booked - this was rectified when it was checked.

Booked dinner at 8 but when arrived no record of this. Had the steak which was excellent. Nice setting of hotel and had a walk around picturesque village after dinner. The room we stayed in was in the old hotel part and was unfortunately very tired and not worth money paid. There are rooms in the newer part which apparently are much better. Bar staff in the evening and breakfast staff very friendly.