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Reviews - The Phelips Arms

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2 THE BOROUGH , MONTACUTE, TA15 6XB
This splendid village pub offers a warm and hospitable welcome. Sample our great real ales, tasty snacks and mouth-watering, home-cooked meals. We source our ingredients locally, our home-roasted honey ham is a real treat! See our daily Specials board for a wide choice.
If you are planning to explore lovely South Somerset, or you're here on business, why not stay in one of our charming guest-rooms? Their architecture is 18th century but they have a complete range of modern facilities and can be booked online.
Our beautiful walled garden is an idyllic spot on a sunny day, sit back and relax. Or, if you need to work up an appetite, why not try your arm at traditional West Country skittles!

We 200 yards away from Montacute House. This famous, architecturally unique property is now owned by the National Trust. An Elizabethan jewel set in formal gardens and glorious parkland, it is not to be missed. A few doors away is a fascinating TV and radio museum, in the neighbouring village a venerable priory and, a short drive away, the Fleet Air Arm Museum. From ancient to modern, we have something for everyone!

The Phelips Arms Head Chef/landlady, Nicola, produces wonderful home-cooked food from best quality ingredients, sourced locally where possible.

For lunch, try a sandwich, a baguette, or perhaps a ploughman's. If you fancy something more substantial, our home-made steak and Palmer's Copper ale pie will satisfy the heartiest appetite!

On a Sunday, indulge in a traditional roast with a choice of meats. Sunday lunch is served from 12:00 till 16:00 with the pub closing at 18:00, (Sundays only).

In the evening, treat yourself to a delicious three course meal selected from our Specials board, which always includes vegetarian options. Enjoy a glass of wine, or quench your thirst with a perfectly kept pint of Palmer's Brewery ale.

Our letting rooms each have their own character. We have one single with en-suite,one family room comprising a double bed, single bed and en-suite, one twin with private bathroom, three double rooms with en-suite One of which is also dog friendly at only an additional £10 per night per dog.

All rooms are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, colour television with digital freeview, hair dryer and a radio alarm clock. Wi Fi & Ironing facilities are also available free of charge.

Come the morning, enjoy a full hearty English breakfast, plus tea or coffee, cereals, grapefruit, fruit juices and toast and jam. The perfect start to a day spent exploring your surroundings.

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94% recommended this accommodation to a friend 94% would stay again
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Enjoyable short break
Lovely place to stay if you are exploring the area. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, the room was pleasant, clean and comfortable. The food was good and my husband enjoyed the beer. We would like to stay again.

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S MASCALL

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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welcome and kindness
We were welcomed from the start nothing was too much trouble we felt that by the end of our stay we would be returning. It was a warm and cosy room and a warm friendly pub attached. My husband ran the local park run so they kindly took his breakfast order and produced it on his return even though breakfast should have been finished. We had a lovely evening meal and my mother and step father came and joined us. My mum does not eat meat but does eat fish and eggs cheese. Amazingly there were at least four things she could choose from which is rare. Highly recommend

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l giles

From Uxbridge, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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A lovely pub in a lovely village
A lovely pub in a lovely village, both landlady and landlord very nice and accommodating.
Food excellent and of good quality, will return again.

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Deborah J

From Swindon, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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Excellent
Friendly staff; excellent food, facilities and location.

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Heather H

From Wallingford, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

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Extremely welcoming hosts
We stayed here while attending a family event nearby. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. We were the only guests that night and breakfast was cooked to order with very generous portions. We would stay here again.

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Jane M

From Didcot, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

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Excellent b&b, good evening meal and breakfast. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Would recommend to friends

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Denise Living

From Yeovil, England
Who stayed in November 2013

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Comfortable overnight stay
Gladly recommended

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Jim M

From UK
Who stayed in November 2013

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Lovely old pub in a quintessential English village.
We stayed 2nights at the Phelips Arms Montecute for a local wedding. The room was comfortable and adequate for our needs though my husband had issues with the comfyness of the bed ( he is used to a king and this was a double so that may have been the reason!) the mattress topper seemed to make it slope but its a very old building and the floors may have sloped also! The owner was helpful and friendly and the breakfasts great! No food served on Sunday evenings but there is another pub in the village that does. For a pub stay this was good value for money and I would recommend it. There are 4 nicely decorated rooms, one not ensuite but with a private bathroom right opposite it.

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A Else

From Uckfield, UK
Who stayed in November 2013

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Short Breaki n Montacute
Great service and room. Friendly. Very close to Montacute House ie. walking distance, parking easy. Delightful village.

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Kevin B

From Plymouth, UK
Who stayed in October 2013

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Little gem!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be going back. Lovely big room, comfortable beds and a spacious bathroom. The pub itself was exceptional with tasty food, friendly staff and an excellent array of Palmers real ales. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful.

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Sarah T

From Nottingham, UK
Who stayed in October 2013

Family with young children

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