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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

This is my second business stop here and might be my last. Firstly, an 8am breakfast is a bit late when you've got a day's work ahead of you. Secondly, it's 11.30pm and there is still music blaring and people talking loudly in the bar below clearly audible in the room. It feels like a place where the accommodation is...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We play league skittles here a few times a year - beer always well kept and the place is tidy. But that's about it! Why can't they be bothered to look after their customers? As a result, I certainly can't be bothered to recommend the place - the landlords just don't put any effort in! The place has so much...

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1Thank Ian F
Chard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Whilst the bar staff are very friendly and know how to treat their customers unfortunately they seem to have the worst chef on the planet, in fact the term chef really does not apply in this instance. We decided to try their Sunday lunch since the pub is recently under new management and we have used The Haymaker as a...

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8Thank Jenny D
Celebration, Florida
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We booked two nights at the Haymaker during a trip down to Somerset. It was easy to find using our sat-nav, and we were warmly welcomed by the staff. Guest rooms are upstairs, but take care, as the steps are steep and made a bit more difficult by the thick carpeting. Our room was small and basic, but it was...

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Chard, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We've lived a stone's throw from the Haymaker for nearly 4 years, but it has taken until the latest landlord for them to figure out the menu. Gone are the pre-packed 'Hunters Chicken' and 'Vegetarian Lasagne' and they are now serving home-made burgers with unique Garnish (the Ploughman's Burger was delicious), an exciting and tasty vegetarian curry, and lot of...

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1Thank Gareth E
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We stayed at The Haymaker 6 weeks into the new proprietors had taken over . Whilst the facilities and decor are dated the accomodation is clean and the atmosphere homely. This dog friendly pub provides a good menu and a range of real ales. The couple are very friendly and appear very enthusiastic to make this Inn a success.Keep up...

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Thank Maggie B
london
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We booked last minute and the price was good. The breakfasts were the usual cooked breakfast and plenty of it. The shower in our room was scalding hot as the thermostat was faulty. We were moved to another room where the shower was good. The pub closes on a monday so had to eat elsewhere in the evening. The evening...

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Thank jimpauline
Chalais, France
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

New management. They only had bar menu. We chose lasagne, but we had to leave 30% hard and stuck to the dish. Overcooked twice I should think. We also found customer care non existent. Landlord didn't seem to care at all.

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4Thank AWilles
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We were unlucky enough to be at this establishment on the weekend the previous landlord was leaving. I can only say this is the worst value for money breakfast we have ever had. No fruit juice, no bread roll, no cereal, no fruit (either tinned or fresh) and the full English breakfast consisted of one rasher of bacon, a table...

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2Thank margaret l
uk
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We were concerned after reading reviews however arrived at the haymaker looks not inviting from outside but please try this place be ignore al negative reviews the place had only been under new managment 4 days they did an amazing job rooms were spotless and spacious and food was very good we ate in the evening and food was excellant...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Five minutes from the A303 on the fringe of the Blackdown Hills the Haymaker Inn ,a tranquil haven, is a traditional country inn set in the foot hills of the Isle Valley. Ideally located between the two Somerset towns of Illminster (5 minutes) and Chard (5 minutes). The Dorset Jurassic coast and its superb sandy beaches can be reached in 20 minutes and a visit to its main town Lyme Regis is a must. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago. Exeter the county town of Devon is within easy reach. Montacute House a National Trust jewel is 16 miles away. The Haymaker is a popular venue for hikers who frequently return to explore our many rural walks and cycle enthusiast looking for a great ride in the rolling hills. The Haymaker is also a great retreat from the hustle and bussel of London. All food is prepared fresh by our own chef daily. There is always a choice of three Wadworth traditional draught beers. We have five en suite rooms Some bedrooms have original wooden beams and enjoy beautiful hill views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Haymaker Inn

Address: Wadeford | Nr Chard, Chard TA20 3AP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Chard
Price Range: ₹ 5,447 - ₹ 5,855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Haymaker Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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 of 5 bubbles B9186DOgrahamb, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms larger than others. Ask owners about availability.”
 of 5 bubbles SavvyTravelerReviews, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Lovely view from our bedroom ,just need to move outside ashtray.”
 of 5 bubbles 734maggieb, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Why pay out all them pounds for a b&b or some top of the range 5 star hotel, where your just a number. When you can come here to stay the night. Yet be part of the family !”
 of 5 bubbles kris1062, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Excellent location and plenty of information leaflets on where to go and what you can do.”
 of 5 bubbles willow34, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
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