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The Phelips Arms

(10 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 4.3
  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Service 4.4
  • Location 4.3

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The Phelips Arms Information


The Phelips Arms is an 18th century inn set in the heart of the beautiful Somerset village of Montacute. We serve a selection of Palmers fine ales and Thatchers cider, as well as mouthwatering and hearty pub fare. We serve food daily from 12noon - 2:30pm and 6pm - 9pm, afternoon tea from 3pm - 5pm and our popular carvery on Sunday from 12noon - 4pm (no food served Sunday evening.) We also have four lovely B&B rooms, an enclosed beer garden, a wood burning stove for those chilly winter nights, and a newly refurbished function room with skittle alley. The Phelips Arms is situated next to the National Trust property Montacute House, which is open nearly all year round and offers several fascinating tours. The Elizabethan mansion and its stunning gardens have featured in productions ranging from the 1995 Hollywood blockbuster Sense and Sensibility to the BBC’s recent period drama Wolf Hall, starring Damien Lewis. Montacute House and its eponymous village are built from golden Ham stone, cut from a quarry on the top of Ham Hill. Ham Hill Country Park is just 10 minutes from the pub and offers stunning panoramic views as far as the eye can see, with glorious walks centred on an Iron Age hill fort. The Phelips Arms was named after the man who built Montacute House, Sir Edward Phelips, who was Master of the Rolls and prosecutor during the trial of the gunpowder plotters. We are 15 minutes from the Haynes International Motor Museum, the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars around the world. With over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and the 60's such as wonderful Bentley's and Rolls Royce to exciting super cars like Jaguar XJ220. The Fleet Air Museum is one of the South West's leading tourist attractions and well worth a visit. The Museum is 17 miles away at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton. The dog friendly room includes doggie bed, bowls and treats - maximum of 2 dogs, for an additional £10 per night.


  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet


  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bowling alley
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Tennis court - indoor
  • Walking


The pub is accessible by wheelchair users, but unfortunately there is a flight of stairs up to the rooms with a handrail only, there is not a ramp or lift.


Check in: 15:00 till 21:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Dorchester (23.0 miles)
    Take the A37 towards Yeovil and then the A3088 to Montacute.
  • Road from London (130.0 miles)
    We are off the A303 from London.
  • Road from Exeter (50.0 miles)
    We are via the A30 and A303 from Exeter.
  • Road from Bristol (45.0 miles)
    We are via the A37 from Bristol.

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