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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying nearby and popped into this pub on the first night of our holidays. Think we can safely say we were back most nights ( and a lunchtime time). Really friendly staff and locals, excellent range of real ale and very good pub food. Dogs welcome, beer very well kept and log burner lit...

Thank PaigeyT
Amy L, Owner at The Benett Arms, responded to this review

Thank you PaigeyT, we're very glad you enjoyed your visits to The Benett Arms. Hopefully we will see you again in the future for further discussions of the colour brown and the dumpling vs Yorkshire pudding debate (these will rage on in your absence I'm sure!).

Reviewed 8 August 2016

stayed as a party of four for one night 6/08/2016, loverly location, overlooking the village green(which also doubles as the beer garden) and church. proper village public house, beers are kept very wall, and if they still have it when you go, try the Nomad, its a great summer ale. rooms are basic but very clean, free wifi, tv and...

Thank alchermist
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a beautiful village pub we discovered, stayed for a weekend break and came away very relaxed. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and very reasonably priced, traditional pub food with the most amazing Steak and Kidney Pie made by Bob. Great that they accept dogs as we found some lovely walks. The room was lovely...

Thank jane r
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Passing lunchtime saw that it was a "best pub" winner. Had a delicious homemade, buttery shortcrust pastry, beef pasty and a bacon and Brie sandwich, both served with small salad and crisp chips, accompanied by a half of bitter. Just great welcome and service. Well worth a detour in this lovely area. Good value at £12 in total for the...

Thank discerningdiner1st
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This pub is the perfect country pub. Food is delicious. Excellent selection of beers. Wonderful staff. My parents love it, I love it. A great place for a casual beer or a dinner with the family. Camra approved too, which is notable. Heaven in summer, with the tables on the village green.

2Thank Bart W
Tisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Have passed the Bennett Arms a number of times, today with warm spring sunshine and no pressure on time it seemed the right moment to stop and explore. We were not disappointed. Our welcome was warm and hospitable. The building was quaint and appealing, full of sunshine. Just wanting a simple lunch the soup accompanied by warm crusty bread was...

Thank Jim W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Three of us found this pub by accident on Good Friday. The car park was empty but it looked nice, has a lovely village green location, CAMRA awards and was open - so we gave it a try. Very decent lunches, friendly and chatty landlady and locals. It's not flash, but the menu was varied and interesting enough. By the...

1Thank Paul T
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2016

a normal pub with friendly staff and customers exelent real ale choice ringwood best the regular and always on good pub grubbat reasonablr prices old car enthusiasts meet last sunday in the month at lunch time some very rare cars can be seen here

Thank terry m
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I ate here before Christmas and expected to have a good roast turkey dinner. However, the turkey breast was so tough I couldn't eat much of it and the vegetables were minimal. There were no roast potatoes just bits that had been deep fried and the only vegetables were broccoli and carrots. The plate was just shown the gravy and...

Thank Mags038
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Just don't head for Shaftsbury as the Benett Arms is in Semley Wiltshire. This pub serves real ales and has a good village atmosphere with friendly locals. It's not really a bistro type pub but serves good pub food with a varied menu at reasonable prices. Worth visting this scenic village.

Thank anthoncon

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Additional Information about The Benett Arms

Address: Semley, Shaftesbury SP7 9AS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Benett Arms Shaftesbury, Dorset
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“It's a pub, I doubt they do rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 836PaulT, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“good old-fashioned pub”
 of 5 bubbles 15terrym, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“This is an eating pub not famous for hotel accomodation. It has a few basic rooms but nothing great.”
 of 5 bubbles 96miken, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are only 3 rooms for guests - and they are all equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnK199, 11 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There are only three rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Ralphus2704, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
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