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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stay here frequently for Business as our HQ is just 5 miles away so often find myself here 3 or 4 nights per week. As a frequent traveller and someone who only stays in 5* hotels on official holidays I am pretty hard to please however The Fontmell delights in many ways. Let me elaborate: 1) The Rooms -...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a stay through Voyage Prive for a very good price for a 2 night stay during the Easter weekend. We arrived on the Saturday afternoon & were greeted very warmly and shown to room 2. It's a small but cosy room with a small window seat overlooking the car park. It's nicely decorated with a very good hospitality...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect country escape! Stayed in Room 3. Tastefully decorated, spacious bathroom with a deep bath and separate shower. Quality, if slightly limited, vegetarian food in the ambient restaurant and a comprehensive wine list. Wonderful service from warm and friendly staff. Lovely wood burner in the bar with comfy sofas. Easy parking and lots to see in the area, including Thomas...

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thanks for such a glowing review, really glad you enjoyed your time with us

devon
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Needed a chill out break just prior to Christmas and the Fontmell fitted the bill perfectly. Sumptuous room, wonderful food cooked in style, excellent choices for wines and beers, but the atmosphere and service were second to non. I also hear they do excellent Sunday lunches.

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thank you for reviewing us and leaving such a positive review, we look forward to welcoming you back

Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our third weekend this year at the Fontmell and it just gets better. Our room traditional and quirky, clean and very comfortable The food was amazing - well done Tom and the Kitchen Team - Rosettes next year! Great atmosphere in the bar with a friendly and efficient team working together, we arrived and the bar was heaving with happy...

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to share your experience and hope to see you again

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Excellent lunch. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive in fact we could not fault it. We ate in the main dining area and the atmosphere was relaxed and extremely comfortable. Situated in a beautiful little village south of Shaftesbury.

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

many thanks for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your lunch

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Fantastic place to stay. Everything about the hotel was exceptional, and I don't give praise lightly. It was clean, stylish, roomy with excellent service in both bar and restaurant ( I was served by lovely lady Pandora) where I had dinner and breakfast following day. Food was very tasty and great value for money with lovely service attentive and efficient....

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John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review! We really appreciate your comments and will pass your kind praise on to Pandora. We hope to see again in the future! Peter (General manager)

Chelmsford, Essex
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I chose a small room as was only staying one night. It had everything I needed for the short stay, including a good shower. The place has character so you can expect a few creaking floorboards etc. I normally stay in a lot of chain hotels when travelling so this place was a welcome change. Staff are very friendly and...

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Holt, Norfolk
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Modernised gastro pub in nice village, located on main road just south of Shaftsbury. Welcome good. Room pleasant overlooking road. Bathroom large with large bath and separate shower. TV had issue with signal which wasn't sorted during stay. Bar isn't too large and can get busy. Staff first night were not as professional as those on the second. Discussion between...

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Travelled up on Friday with a group of work colleagues and didn't want to leave Sunday, rooms were clean and well kept, Staff were friendly, Great food, Staff couldn't have done more for us definitely going back ,

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John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review we are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fontmell, a newly refurbishment pub and dining room with six individually designed rooms, nestles in a valley between Cranborne Chase and the Blackmore Vale, just four miles from the town of Shaftesbury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fontmell

Address: Fontmell Magna SP7 0PA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Fontmell Magna
Price Range: ₹ 6,720 - ₹ 12,527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fontmell 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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