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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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Guest Reviews Based on 62 reviews
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94% recommended this accommodation to a friend 94% would stay again
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Very good and friendly will not hesitate to go again

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susan willie

From Hull, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Lovely unspoilt country pub in a beautiful village
The staff are very friendly and helpful. I had a lovely single ensuite room with tea, coffee and biscuits.Very high standard of cleanliness. The bed was very comfortable and I had a good nights sleep.Breakfast was well cooked and presented and a bonus is that they also do a very good dinner menu. A very pleasant stay.

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Carole C

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Travelling alone

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Great atmosphere
Lovely welcome from Ady, the landlord, who made us feel 'at home' straight away.
Our room was at the back, one of two off a small staircase, with a very comfortable bed, sofa and small TV. There was a tiny, but fully functional, en-suite tucked into a corner.
The landlady Nicola is the chef and we enjoyed dinner on both nights and a great breakfast each morning. Plenty of choice on the menu and all items freshly prepared and cooked.
All the staff were friendly and the service was excellent.

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Margaretta R

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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A really nice experience
Good to see a hard working young couple making the best of an old building. One of the most beautiful little villages we have stayed in. We were made most welcome.

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Alan Watson

From Llandovery, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Nice enough room, but the bathroom was far far too small and difficult to use - no space to hang a towel even and due to the roof incline difficult to stand up in. The room is large enough for the bathroom to have been bigger.
Hated having to wait 2 hours to check in early evening. Luckily the weather was nice and the other pub in the village was open, but otherwise there is nothing to do in Montacute while waiting for the Phelips to open in the evening.

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Nicolas G

From London, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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We were made to feel very welcome at this friendly village Pub, nothing was too much trouble, and we would definitely recommend the Phelips Arms to friends.

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D Carson

From Marlborough, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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A most enjoyable 3 day stay with the Hotel

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p ellis

From Swadlincote, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Great accommodation
Friendly staff, great value, good quality accommodation

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Nicola K

From UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Great stay for local wedding
We had a fantastic stay- warm welcome, clean room with a wonderful view and a delicious breakfast. Couldn't ask for more!

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Denise B

From Taunton, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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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

Couple

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