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Reviews - The Poachers Pocket

3Self Classified Small Hotel Ratings explained
Nr Burlescombe , TIVERTON, EX16 7JY
The poachers pocket it is a family run hotel located on the A38 on the devon and somerset border with good transport links from J26 and J27 of the M5 and parkway railway station.

The poachers pocket is a quaint 17th century coaching inn with extensive views accross the rolling blackdown hills.

Our comfortable rooms have all been tastefully designed to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.

We have a popular restaurant and pride ourselves on serving traditional home cooked fayre. We have an extensive wine list and real ales amongst other drinks available from the bar.

Each of our rooms contain-

- Flat screen digital TV's
- En suite or private bathrooms
- Showers
- Country views
- Tea and coffee making facilities

All guests receive a choice of cuisine for breakfast including cooked English breakfast, Toast and Cereals.

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Overall score Guest rating scores since March 2013 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 36 reviews
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92% recommended this accommodation to a friend 95% would stay again
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Great
We had a fantastic stay - our two large teenage children had a bedroom each and we all enjoyed a delicious cooked breakfast for £100 in total. Wonderful value and the friendliest of welcomes. I could not fault it.

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patrick P

From Chelmsford, UK
Who stayed in February 2015

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Lining the Poachers Pocket
The room was nice, comfy mattress and I was upgraded from a single to a small double as the accommodation was not full. Breakfast, at £7.50 in addition to the £38 room rate, was ok but not great, and there was no decent coffee. I had originally booked for one night but asked to extend my stay. As I thought I'd be leaving early I asked whether any cereal could be left out - the manager said he could leave some cereal and long life milk in the residents lounge. When I came to pay for the 2 nighte he had added a further £7.50 for 'breakfast' to my bill, without discussion - the most expensive cereal and long life milk I'd ever have had, so I declined. I got back on the Sunday night and the heating was not on - the manager said that as I was the only person staying they were not going to turn it on, could I make do with the electric heater in the room? I suppose so. My partner was able to join me at the last minute and we had dinner in the restaurant. His pheasant was nice, my venison lasagne was disappointing, I was expecting a lovely red meat with a rich tomato/ red wine sauce, but instead the venison was minced into non existence and they had managed the difficult task of making venison tasteless. I asked the manager whether there would be any additional cost to my partner staying, and he added another £12 to the bill - despite no heating, the fact we were the only people staying, we had eaten in the restaurant and no breakfast was being thrown in. After pointing this out the manager said he would turn the heating on. So all in all, what a shame, on the one had I was upgraded and the room was nice (although for £45 with breakfast it should have been), but on the other hand there was scrimping and saving at every opportunity, the chance to make a quick buck on cereals and long life milk was disappointing, and none of the nice touches and generosity that make a place special. So no I wont be going back.

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Georgia Ayling

From Weymouth, UK
Who stayed in February 2015

Travelling alone

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Made to feel very welcome great time had by all will go back next year (big cider drinker)

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S Clydesdale

From Ferryhill, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Stayed on business for one week
My stay at the poachers pocket was more than I expected as graham and Jill made us feel very welcome. Very hospitable and helpful!
The food was fantastic enjoying a hearty full English in the morning and a great evening meal. There is also plenty of parking around.
I would defiantly recommend the Poachers pocket to anyone and would mist defiantly stay there again.
Thanks again Graham and Jill all the best.
Martin.

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Martin Radford

From Nottingham, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

With colleagues

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Poachers inn
very dated accommodation, very small rooms, not very clean as cobwebs everywhere. Towels looked like they need to be bleached not looking refreshed. very cold in the room when radiators were off.
The people were very very friendly and the food good.
My colleague travelling with me was moved to the deluxe room with a single bed and double bed but was ask not to sleep in the double bed, not heard that before.
will I stay here again, definitely not.

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T Woods

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Friendly atmosphere and very inviting
Not walkable and on a busy A road, however very nice stay.

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steve w

From London, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Practically Perfect in every Way!
A stop over on our way to Cornwall. A good old fashioned Devonian welcome and hospitality. Lovely clean,comfortable and tidy rooms.

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D Ray

From UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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What a liitle gem!
What a little gem - warm welcome and shown to room by the landlord. Quirky un-even floor in the bedroom just added character. Unpretentious menu with excellent home cooked food. Excellent value for money - we will be returning.

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Tony S

From Bristol, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Nice Country inn, easy to get to, convenient location, friendly host
Stayed 2 nights on a business trip. Very friendly host, good choice of food and drinks for dinner, cooked breakfast included in price. Free WiFi. Only drawback: no pets allowed.

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Michael H

From Epsom, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Couple

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Picturesque at the poachers pocket
Typical old English style building, spacious rooms with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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Matthew S

From Epsom, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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