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Our review of The Luttrell Arms – Dunster

What a fabulous place!

We popped in for a drink or two whilst staying in the medieval village of Dunster and ended up having dinner in the secret garden enjoying the views. We loved it so much, we went back again on our 2nd day.

Originally built in the late 15th century as a coaching inn, the hotel and bar are fascinating with bags of historical charm. The Tudor wall and windows in the courtyard are amazing so take some time to sit there and enjoy the view.

If you prefer to be outdoors, the secret garden is fabulous with views of Dunster Castle. Just pop up the steps and choose from a large garden area with various levels and seating options for all. The perfect al fresco dining experience.

The food ordered at the bar was very good on both occasions and tasted freshly cooked.

The only gripe was the local draft real ale which according to the beer drinker, was a bit flat and uninspiring.

Although we were staying in another hotel in the village and cannot comment on the hotel itself, we really were extremely impressed with the Luttrell and would have loved a night there. Maybe next time as Dunster itself is a wonderful place to visit and the castle a must.

Our honest reviews of The Luttrell Arms

The good bits

  • Fantastic as a historical pub with so many features inside and out
  • Secret garden was wonderful with views of the castle
  • Village location right in ‘the thick of it’
  • Good quality of food from the bar

Not quite so good

  • No parking which meant we stayed overnight elsewhere (local car park close by)
  • Local real ale wasn’t good (but only in our opinion)
  • Having to leave!

We loved this place!

The Luttrell Arms Hotel
32-36 High Street
TA24 6SG

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