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Leominster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

After catering for "the masses" the previous day, we felt we owed ourselves a Sunday lunch cooked by someone else. After previous good experiences we had booked a table for lunch at The Bateman Arms. The standard has been maintained (I am very happy to report) although there have been changes - mostly for the better. When our starter arrived...

Thank martinu
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Once again we stayed at the Bateman Arms whilst visiting our family nearby and once again we experienced excellent service and friendliness from Tracy, Simon and the rest of the team. As always, our room was warm and comfortable - most welcome on a cold and frosty weekend, and the Bateman breakfast set us up for each day!

Thank McDHuddersfield
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A fantastic stay!! Lovely room. Wifi, bathroom, heat, etc. Friendly, welcoming owners and staff - we were made to feel comfortable. They were very accommodating. Beautiful food!! Excellent service. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a wonderful stay :)

Thank Gemma L
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

we stayed for four nights at the end of October, our room was comfortable , warm and clean. We ate each night in the pub and every meal was excellent, I would particularly recommend the duck with orange and the pie with butty bach ale should be attempted with a huge appetite !

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Bateman Arms. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Even when there was a mix up with the rooms the staff sorted out the problem with no fuss whatsoever. The evening meal and breakfast were excellent . Will definitely return.

Thank Michael O
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My son aged 11 and I made a special trip to the UK to visit my husband, who is staying at the Bateman Arms for work. We all stayed at The Bateman Arms for 7 nights in the family suite. Staying here for 7 nights was a major highlight of our 1 month holiday to the UK. The warm hospitality...

Thank Ex_SandGr0per
Cleveland TN
Reviewed 28 October 2016

While we were visiting our daughter in Kent, we planned a weekend to Wales to see our son-in-law's sister. On other family's recommendations, we decided to stay at The Bateman Arms. Glad we did, we really enjoyed our stay. Room 5 was really large with three single beds. The room was well furnished and was very clean. The only complaint...

Thank cdn_01
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I (and our little Bijon) were in Leominster this week and were fortunate enough to spend the night at the Bateman Arms. This was a real treat. A real old fashioned pub serving great food and really lovely people making sure that your stay was memorable. The renovated coach house was a great place to spend the...

Thank Craig P
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your short time here and hope your dogs operation was a success. Thank you foir taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

We both chose the vegetarian option which was superb and good value. Service was friendly and helpful, though, being a busy Saturday night, it wasn't as quick as we would have liked. Good ambience, whether eating or just drinking. Book a table if you want to eat.

Thank gloria032
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

We are lucky to have good chefs who take pride in what they present to our guests. To this end we do get very busy on the weekends so your advice to book in advance is appropriate. Sorry you had to wait but good things can't always be rushed, especially if there are 16 people in front of you.

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Whilst staying in nearby Ledicot for a week's holiday we visited The Bateman Arms twice for food and twice just popped in for a drink, food was delicious and service from all the staff was absolutely excellent.

Thank SandraLeLa
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback on your visit to the Bateman Arms and taking the time to tell the world about it.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bateman Arms is an 18th Century, three storey coaching inn situated in the small village of Shobdon in the unspoilt County of Herefordshire, just a few miles from the Welsh Border.The Bateman Arms has three main guest rooms situated on the first floor. These are furnished in traditional style, equipped with modern conveniences such as digital television, WIFI internet access and ensuite bath or shower. In addition there are tea and coffee making facilities, supplied bath robes and hair dryer. In the 'Coach House' we have a further six rooms offering a more contempory style yet the same, high quality facilities. Two of our rooms can be used as family rooms providing comfortable accommodation for up to two adults and two children. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bateman Arms

Address: Shobdon, Shobdon HR6 9LX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Shobdon
Price Range: ₹ 5,460 - ₹ 6,688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 6 - 2 double beds, ground floor, wide door - easy access, wifi, bathroom (shower + bath) tv, wardrobe and storage, heating.”
 of 5 bubbles gemmal381, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Heat turned off three times each day.”
 of 5 bubbles cdn_01, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No phone signal here but that is the case in alot of rural areas - use the free wi-fi to phone on whatsapp instead.”
 of 5 bubbles karenwainwright2016, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Very clean, inviting, very good food at excellent value”
 of 5 bubbles Mitty999, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be of a high standard”
 of 5 bubbles howardd243, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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