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The Ilchester Arms, Yeovil

Church Street
Postal town: Yeovil
BA22 8LN
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E TA left this review about The Ilchester Arms

Well described by BobOs, though the date he was given appears wrong; the hotel's website now quotes 1786 as the date it was first licensed, which is much more consistent with both the architecture and the name. Whatever, it has an interesting history which is summarised on other sites. It is currently owned by the same landlord as The Bull Inn, just opposite. It's mainly a hotel business now, although there is a small restaurant and there are 2 bars open to non-residents. Only one ale on, which was in decent condition. A very enjoyable visit, and I'd be happy to call back in for food and drink when passing.

On 3rd May 2017 - rating: 6
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Old Blue left this review about The Ilchester Arms

Originally licensed in 1686 as the George Tavern according to its advertising, the Ilchester Arms ‘country inn, restaurant and accommodation’ was very welcoming on our recent visit. On entering you find two doors, the right to the ‘bar’ area and the left to the ‘bistro’ area, both with light modern decor and pine furniture. There is no sign of beer until you get round to the rear of the central bar, where the wooden floors are replaced with flagstone and the functional bar provides the usual sorts of offerings plus four hand pulls, only one of which was populated on our visit, with Yeovil Stargazer in good condition. Most of those present were eating, the food being reasonably priced and generously portioned pub grub with some more elaborate options available. This was a decent place to stop and I’d come here again if passing.

On 18th May 2013 - rating: 6
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BobOs . left this review about The Ilchester Arms

OK small town hotel with a warm welcome. Now serving Directors and a Yeovil Ale - both were kept well. Didn't eat this time but may return. Owners have now bought the Bull opposite. Average.

On 11th July 2011 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
Yeovil Pen Mill, 6.23 miles, 2 hr 0 min walk (show)
Yeovil Junction, 7.65 miles, 2 hr 27 min walk (show)
Thornford, 9.55 miles, 3 hr 4 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ilchester Arms, Ilchester
3rd May 2017, 06:54
Review submitted by E TA
23rd Jun 2014, 09:06
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
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