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Welcome to The Lordleaze Hotel

Address: Henderson Drive, Forton Road, Chard, TA20 2HW

Telephone: 01460 61066 01460 61066

Hotel Description

The Lordleaze Hotel, once an 18th century farmhouse, is a comfortable country hotel offering the finest standards with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Ideal for both business and pleasure. The only 3 star Hotel in Chard we have a Bar & Restaurant on site with Free Wi Fi throughout the building & lots of free parking Set in a secluded area on the Somerset, Dorset, Devon borders we are surrounded by natural pasture land but only three minutes away from Chard town centre. It is a perfect location for those seeking peace and tranquility. We are also licensed for civil weddings and are a great house party venue . Now in our 18th year The Owen Family personally run the Lordleaze Hotel with attention to detail and a warm atmosphere - we have recently been awarded an AA 3star 77% Hotel rating, one of the highest in the area, and Taste of the West Gold Award for our Restaurant .

Our Facilities

  • Disabled Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Family Rooms
  • Bridal Suite
  • Wifi Available
  • Wedding Functions
  • Walking Holidays

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Hotel Reviews - The Lordleaze Hotel

Very Helpful
Staff at the hotel were very helpful when we were late arriving and prepared hot meals for us. The food was excellent despite the lateness, very much appreciated.

The hotel is rustic and good value. The atmosphere was really friendly for us. Will definitely use again.

Andrew Milner - 18th Nov, 2017
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The room was clean warm and comfortable.

The staff were friendly and helpful.

I would definitely stay there again.

Teresa Barrow - 30th Oct, 2017
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One Night Stop
Just excellent at a competitive price.

stephen milner - 12th Oct, 2017
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Lordleaze Hotel
A lovely little hotel with charming staff and wonderful food. Do eat in the cozy bar, which has log fires in winter, as the formal dining room lacks the character of the bar.

Highly recommend it - some of the bedrooms are still being upgraded but scrupulously clean and welcoming.

Lovely experience.

Hilary Douglas - 27th Sep, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Comfortable room in a lovely hotel where the staff were friendly and went out of their way to accommodate any request. The food was to a very good standard.Highly recommended.

Jane Woodruff - 18th Sep, 2017
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Charming Country Hotel
Very friendly and welcoming hotel. Great food although quite a lot of clotted cream!

Would recommend.

Angela Knight - 7th Sep, 2017
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The Lordleaze Hotel
We had a very enjoyable visit and would come again if we are in the area.

JJooyyccee MMccHHuugghh - 5th Sep, 2017
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Lovely Stay
lovely hotel clean, food lovely staff helpful and friendly

christopher hyde-east - 14th Aug, 2017
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Great Place To Stop With Kids
The hotel was great. We have a 5 year old and av3 year old. The family room was perfect for us. Spacious and quiet. The restaurant was very flexible in catering for the children and there is a grass court yard for the children to blow of steam after a long drive. We will stay again.

Rachelle Gerrard - 16th Jul, 2017
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Excellent Stay
Very welcoming staff, lovely food and I like the character of the Lordleaze hotel. The real ale is very good. Only problem I had was the pump kicking in when other people were getting showers especially very early in the morning, other than that a great stay and will definitely be going back

freddie gower - 6th Jul, 2017
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Had a lovely dtay - clean room - polite friendly staff - delicious food

Marsel Shawe - 20th Dec, 2016
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Xa Convenient Relaxing Little Gem Which Feels Miles Away From The Hustle And Bustle Of Everyday Life.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Pleasant room with comfortable bed. Plenty of food options at both breakfast and dinner and nothing was too much trouble. Lounge space limited but spacious bar area. Attractive well kept gardens. Overall a very enjoyable week.

Mr. Graham Woodhouse - 15th Oct, 2016
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Country Delight.
Only an overnight stay, but impressed with the hotel. Not on a main road but well worth finding. Staff friendly. Pleasant room and comfortable.

Mrs. Marcia Fry - 19th Sep, 2016
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Wedding Party
We were due to attend our nephew's wedding reception and so booked a room for the night.

We arrived after the service to a very warm greeting from the staff. We were very impressed with our room, it was both comfortable and well equipped. In the morning we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. All the members of staff we met, were very friendly and helpful. The wedding reception went well and was enjoyed by all. Many thanks.

Mr. Keith Gridley - 12th Sep, 2016
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Very Pleasant 2-night Stay
Very comfortable bed, excellent bathroom. Impeccably tidy & clean inside and out. Friendly & helpful service. Excellent draught beer.

Stephen Hall - 3rd Sep, 2016
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Highly Recommended
I recently stayed at the Lordleaze Hotel with my son, partner and in-laws. Had a lovely stay. Food was excellent, especially the breakfast. The staff and owners were all very friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Thank you Barry and Diane :-)

Wendy Calvin - 30th Aug, 2016
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Birthday Get Together
Very friendly, clean hotel and very flexible to our needs.

Amanda Rider - 14th Aug, 2016
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Wedding Weekend
Although we only stayed at The Lordleaze Hotel for one night as we were attending a wedding a few miles up the road, but throughout our stay we were very impressed with the Hotel and the lovely staff, the Hotel itself was very charming and the staff very friendly and helpful. the room was tidy and had everything you'll need for a short stay & the breakfast was delicious. 5 stars from us

Mr. Daren Loader - 14th Aug, 2016
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Great Place To Stay
Warm welcome, great food catering for gluten free,large room, good powerful shower, nice big fluffy towels, wide choice at breakfast. Doggies welcome although only downside was they can't sit in bar with you while you have a drink.

Miss. Karen Scott - 6th Jul, 2016
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Three Generations Holiday
Amazing facilities. Friendly and accommodating staff. Even the children (2 and 4) enjoyed themselves and slept well so that we could enjoy our dinner.

Mr. Robin Elliott - 12th Jun, 2016
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Lordleaze Hotelchard
excellent hotel with fantastic staff lovely setting,and very quiet, if we ever come to chard again will definitely be staying at the lordleaze hotel ..

Victor Burda - 30th May, 2016
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Quick Stay
Friendly reception on arrival. Comfortable and clean room. Very good breakfast and service.

Richard Miller - 12th May, 2016
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I booked a stay at the Lordleaze because it was pet friendly and both Casper and I had a lovely time!

We were looked after very well by everyone.

Thank you!

Miss. Kathy Higgs - 12th Mar, 2016
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The Lordleaze Hotel


Wendy & Trevor KIDDLE - 7th Mar, 2016
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We had a great stay. The staff were really welcoming and looked after us well, even making us sandwiches for Sunday lunch when the kitchen was closed. The rooms are very traditional, spacious and comfortable. Our son was particularly impressed with the bunk beds. We'll definitely stay again when in the area.

Mr. Richard Packer - 29th Feb, 2016
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Two Night Stay
Arrival. Made to feel welcome. Food very. Good. & well presented Room.

Mr. Maurice Palmer - 24th Jan, 2016
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Christmas At The Lordleaze
My wife and I have always fancied spending Christmas in a country hotel with a log fire and, having spent an enjoyable stay at the Lordleaze back in April, we new the hotel offered great food, is ideally located, clean, friendly and hospitable.

We chose to book the Christmas package which gave us half board for the 3 days of our relaxing stay. Only afew rooms were occupied over the period but these were like minded people seeking a quiet break.

Full marks to Robin, his family and staff. We'll be back.

Mr. john graham - 5th Jan, 2016
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Xmas 2015 Stay
An excellent hotel with a warm welcome from the family, always someone available to look after your every need, wonderful food and a good choice of ales in a comfortable bar.

Ron Rich - 28th Dec, 2015
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Lovely Hotel
Excellent staff, who were very welcoming and friendly. Lovely evening meal and breakfast, a great venue for a surprise 60th birthday party.

Miss. Charlee Sully - 2nd Nov, 2015
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Good Value Hotel
Slightly dated in decor but nonetheless the room was clean and warm. Public areas again need updating but staff and service good. Ate in the restaurant in the evening and thought the meal was good and value for money. Breakfast was very good too. Very good value for money all round.

Mrs. Beverley Hampton - 29th Oct, 2015
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First Class Stay
First Class.

Room excellent.

Food excellent.

Staff friendly and helpful.

Mr. Anthony Burgess - 20th Oct, 2015
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Pleasant Surprise
My husband and I decided to take a last minute trip to the Jurrasic Coast and found this gem of a country hotel. The room was very clean and spacious, large bay window, hot shower; with the best, large, soft towels!Who doesn't love a great bath towel to cover up with. The added bonus for me, which we have not found in many hotels here in England, were two extra pillows!!!

The made to order breakfast we delicious. The breakfast room, warm and cosy, with tableclothes and the tables. The teapots were adorable as well.

We didn't walk around the country inn, but saw it had a garden which we viewed from our breakfast table.

If we were ever in the area again, we wouldn't hesitate on staying here again.

Lovely experience.

(only 4 stars as we didn't eat in their dinning room)

Mr. David Lindsay - 9th Jun, 2015
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A Great Hotel In All Areas
I have stayed here several times recently and I simply cannot fault it, the rooms are really comfortable & clean, the food is fantastic & the staff are all very efficient, friendly and welcoming. I stay in hotels 10 or 12 nights a month and this is one of my favourites

Mr. Phil Jones - 25th May, 2015
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One Night Stay
Lovely hotel in a quiet rural location.Room clean and comfortable.Lovely bar with wood fire.Excellent food.

Mr. Robert Hayward - 19th May, 2015
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A Good Meal And A Good Nights Sleep, What More Can You Want..........
Another fine evenings rest and relaxation at the Lordleaze Hotel.

A good sized double room (No12) with ensuite bathroom complete with shower.

Compliments to the chef for locally sourced fish and chips, all washed down with some local Yeovil Brewery beer.

The Hosts are convivial and happy to engage in some small talk with the weary traveller over a beer or two.

I would recommend this as a great place to stay, either on business or whilst touring the local area.

Mr. Simon Novis - 21st Apr, 2015
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Excellent Hotel - Very Good Value
I have stayed here a couple of times and have never been disappointed, the rooms are clean, comfortable and with great showers, the food is very good with a good range of beers. the staff are really friendly and last but not least the breakfast is superb

Mr. Phil Jones - 15th Mar, 2015
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Welcome Home
What can I say, Outstanding! I used to stay at the Lordleaze about 5 years ago when my work took me to the area but have been using big name chains for the last few years as I travel Nationally. Upon visiting the area again there were no alternatives for HAD to be the Lordleaze. The hotel is so warm, friendly and inviting you almost forget you are in a hotel and think you are staying with friends! The rooms are filled with all those little touches that raise your comfort level and feel homely (very unlike the starkness of a standard chain hotel). The food was the main reason I wanted to return and after all this time they still have the same chef delivering michelin star quality dishes, it did not dissapoint at all! The service is always very professional, timely and friendly and I was even welcomed back by a member of staff who "never forgets a face"! This kind of excellence is very rarely recognised and I will always recommend a stay here. Well done to you all and thank you for my warm welcome home!

Mrs. Samantha Hanks - 12th Feb, 2015
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This Is The Place To Stay!
Fantastic Friendly Service. Food and accommodation was great. Extremely professional. On a personal note "thank you for the lovely reception you arranged for our 60 guests the day before my son and I left to return to Australia" This is definitely a great place to stay and yes we will return. A huge thank you to all the staff at the Lordleaze. Eric & Michael Hartley.

Mr. Eriic Hartley - 3rd Feb, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for your great feedback - if you have a minute and can put something on tripadvisor as discussed would be great!

All the best & thanks again


Visit To Chard On Business
From the local road signs that guide you to the location and the excellent food and accommodation on offer, there is a lot to recommend this characterful establishment to those wishing for something other than the default hotel / motel chain. Would be glad to return in the future ... recommended.

Mr. Andrew Dear - 27th Jan, 2015
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Wedding Reception
We chose Lordleaze for our reception on 4/10/2014 as it looked ideal. Definitely the right decision. Expert service from all involved. Robin,great MC. Tom,couldn\'t be faulted as Host. Rebecca,fantastic food & cooked to perfection. Thanks for your guitar-playing (a donation is being sent to Cats Protection on your behalf). Our warmest thanks to all staff who provided the quality service that made our special day so memorable and our days spent there after.

We will be back.

Kind regards to you all.

Valerie & Trevor Woo - 5th Nov, 2014
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A Lovely Place To Stay
Stayed two nights for a Wedding held there. The place was lovely and the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you. I would love to return for a visit.

Mrs. Dawn Scotland - 29th Sep, 2014
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What a pleasure to find this hotel exactly as described. Staff friendly & helpful. Peaceful spot, yet easy to find, menu thoughtfully put together. Would definitely stay again.

Mrs. Claire Brewer - 22nd Sep, 2014
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Perfect Stopover
These guys really understand customer service and this is a classy hotel. We stayed over en route to the south coast and couldn't have been made more welcome. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent and the room was ideal. All in all, very impressive.

Mr. Nige Mosson - 9th Sep, 2014
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Excellent Stay
Lovely clean hotel with very friendly staff.

We really enjoyed our stay.

Mr. Richard Chalcraft - 19th Aug, 2014
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Excellent Service
Wonderful weekend the attention to detail was particularly impressive. Fillet Steak on our final night was excellent. The young girl on reception who met us on arrival was a credit to the hotel throughout our visit.

Mr. Andrew Cope - 2nd Jun, 2014
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Excellent - As Always!
We have stayed at the Lordleaze Hotel on several occasions and cannot fault the service and comfort that is given. We are always greeted with a smile and recognition which immediately makes you feel so welcome.We had a delightful four poster bedroom which was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Lovely comfortable bed. We highly recommend this hotel.

Mrs. Jane Denny - 31st May, 2014
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The Lordleaze H Otel
This was a most enjoyable stay at a very peaceful and friendly hotel. All the staff were helpful and very polite. Would definately use the hotel again.

Mr. Denis Bingle - 12th Nov, 2013
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Dog-friendly Accommodation
We needed accommodation that would accept dogs, and this was ideal - a room with direct access onto the patio, gardens and car park. Couldn't have been better, together with good food and friendly service.

Mrs. Sheenagh Wreyford - 31st Aug, 2013
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Friendly Atmosphere
Only there for 1 night but had a good stay. Friendly staff, good food and drink. Shall definetly be staying there again.

Mr. Mital Shah - 28th Aug, 2013
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Quiet Surroundings
There is a friendly atmosphere here from reception to the restaurant and around.

Miss. M Celia Phillips - 25th May, 2013
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Warm And Friendly
After many previous visits, this hotel remains warm and friendly, with the attention to detail of the working owners continuing to shine through.

Mr. Ian Howe - 28th Mar, 2013
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We Had A Wonderful Weekend Stay
My husband and I shared a wonderful birthday weekend at the Lordleaze Hotel. The staff were really accommodating and very friendly. The hotel has real character and we were surprised it didn't have more than three stars. We have to mention the food. We had our evening meal in the hotels restaurant and the food was to die for. We highly recommend this hotel and wouldn't hesitate at staying there again, thank you.

Mrs. Joanne Woodward - 4th Feb, 2013
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Comfortable Hotel
Comfortable room, very good restaurant, friendly staff

Mr. Timothy Hardiman - 24th Jan, 2013
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Best Hotel In The Area
Thank you for a warm welcome and a pleasant stay

Mr. Shaun Taylor - 7th Dec, 2012
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A welcoming hotel with friendly and attentive staff.

Mrs. Suki Pascoe - 29th Nov, 2012
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As always my stay here was painless, easy to book, easy to check in, easy to depart. Does really get any easier. Food and drink also always good.


Mr. Ian Micklewright - 31st Oct, 2012
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Business Stay
Stayed for two nights on a business trip.

Room was spotless and comfortable

Food was excellent, particularly the "Lordleaze Chips", good value too

Two real ales in the bar which were excellent, lovely to sit in the beer garden, where you could eat too, a nice change from the restaurant

Breakfast was fresh and very good

Nice quiet location on the outskirts of the


I'd definately return if in the area.

Mr. David Sheedy - 6th Aug, 2012
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May Stay
Comfortable room, Good dining room, Good Dinner on friday night, Great breakfasts, Pleasant helpful staff and good service. Location a bit out of the way, but secluded and quiet.

Mr. Billard R A Billard - 2nd Jul, 2012
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Not Sure About Chard, But The Lordleaze Is Fab
Found hotel easily from local sign posts.

Didn't have an evening meal, but the Otter at the bar was really smooth - as was the house (sounds a bit like persimmon but isn't) white.

Room changed from twin to double with no fuss at all. On line you can't tell the bed size, but all doubles are king size - 5 foot I think. Best night's sleep in ages!

Bathroom shower was forceful. I didn't want to get out!!!

Breakfast: What can I say? At bottom of left ahnd page of menu it says something like; if you can't see it ask.

We asked for cheese, ham and mushroom omelettes. THEY WERE FAB.

Checking out was corteous and slick.

A great place to stay.

Mr. Peter Hayter - 25th Jun, 2012
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Short Stay 2 Nights
The hotel was comfortable, the staff were very helpful, and the food was good what more would you want for a short stay. I would recommend the hotel to my friends for short stays. Never mastered putting the key into the door lock though.

Mr. E C Viney - 10th May, 2012
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Business Stay
The hotel met all my needs - friendly, attentive staff, good food and confortable room. I would recommend the Lordleaze to anyone. Many thanks for your hospitality Robin.

Mr. Stephen Hollis - 20th Apr, 2012
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Corporate Team Building Event
We recently spent two nights at the LordLeaze hotel whilst attending a day at River Cottage, which was only 8 miles away.

I cannot recommend the hotel enough, the staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic and the bar was fully stocked! The rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet and there as plenty of parking for our group of 16 people.

I would happily stay here again and would also highly recommend it to one and all.

Mr. Andrew Fuglesang - 15th Mar, 2012
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Excellent Stay
My wife and I had a excellent few days at the Lordlease The food was first class Room was warm and very comfortable,Good to see a hotel wirh excellent 'Real Beer'.Will be back again very soon.

Mr. Mike Affron - 3rd Feb, 2012
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Happy To Recommend!
Extremely comfortable stay in a very peaceful location just outside town. Very helpful and welcoming hosts, who also offer a good restaurant option. The hotel is perfectly situated to explore Devon, Dorset and Somerset and I would thoroughly recommend this as a central location for a short getaway.

Ms. Anne Chard - 26th Jan, 2012
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A very pleasant and friendly stay, would recomend this hotel

Mr. Shaun Taylor - 9th Dec, 2011
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A most enjoyable stay, staff very pleasant and welcoming, the food was excellent. wILL DEFINATELY BE RETURNING

Mr. Nicholas Hosgood - 23rd Nov, 2011
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Business Stay
Hi the stay was enjoyable and the staff/host most amenable, cleanliness was excellent,evening food good, breakfast excellent,

Mr. Chris Sims - 24th Oct, 2011
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Great Stay
We had a lovely stay at the hotel, although it could do with a little modernising here and there it was quiet comfortable and well priced. The cooked breakfast was really good and all the staff were helpful and polite.

Mr. James Stavert - 17th Oct, 2011
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Perfect Stay
A very pleasant stay and highly recommended. Entire staff are welcoming and friendly; restaurant food was exceptionally good.

Mr. Kevin Luxford - 15th Oct, 2011
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Ron Hooper
Excellent well presented hotel very clean confortable good food very pleasant surroundings

Mr. Ronald Hooper - 11th Oct, 2011
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14 September 2011
The hotel is in a lovely quiet countryside position, the room was bright, airy, clean and had all that we needed. Dinner was excellent and the restaurant was lovely and breakfast excellent. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again when we are in the area.

Mrs. Annetta Hills - 14th Sep, 2011
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Fantastic Lordleaze
I just wanted to say that we planned our wedding weekend and then chanced upon the Lordleaze. We took over the hotel for the weekend and they could not have been kinder, more accomodating, provided better breakfasts or generally a lovelier stay - it was a really wonderful the way they helped us. Thank you fo making our wedding weekend go with such ease. Annabel and James

Miss. Annabel Mullin - 14th Sep, 2011
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Great stay. I left an inflatable cushion under my pillow cover. Please hold it for my friend to pick up. Thanks!

Mr. Michael Flowers - 13th Aug, 2011
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Recent Overnight Stay
Nice hotel, clean and well presented. Could do with increasing signage through housing estate as not easy to find in the dark.

Good food and very comfortable rooms.

Will stay again when in the area.

Mr. Richard Barnes - 5th Aug, 2011
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An Oasis
I have to admit, I booked the hotel by chance when looking to stay for a weekend of cycling. What an Oasis it turned out to be. Friendly hosts, great food, great company and very very cycling friendly. We WILL BE BACK.

Mr. Kevin Stirzaker - 1st Aug, 2011
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I stay in lots of hotels for business reasons and I found this hotel, friendly, clean and above all to me, safe. Facilities are good, with a resturant and bar on site. Would definately recommend.

Mrs. Jayne Carr - 22nd Jul, 2011
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Excellent Weekend Break
Thank you for your hospitality during our stay at the weekend. We would thoroughly recommend your hotel and hope

to return in the not too distant future.

Mrs. Vivien Jameson - 18th Jul, 2011
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Highly Recommended
First class small friendly hotel - excellent food - super value for money

Mr. Chris Hughes - 7th Jul, 2011
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Forde Abbey - Historical Houses

Forde Abbey - Historical Houses

Distance 2.27 miles (3.64 km)
Founded in 1146, Forde Abbey was one of the most significant Cistercian monasteries in England during the four centuries that separated the reign of King Stephen from the Reformation. The buildings seen today were all in existence in the Middle Ages. They formed the Abbot's and monks' quarters, their kitchen, refectories, and their chapter house. The abbey church has gone, together with the guest wing and three sides of the cloisters. While the final years of so many English monasteries are remembered for their feebleness and decadence, Forde ended in a blaze of glory. Thomas Chard, the last of the thirty-two abbots, devoted much of his time and energy to repairing and reconstructing the fabric of the Abbey building.