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Tel code: 01935 | code search
Postcode: BA22 | code search
Population: 2100
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Birthplace of:
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Ilchester Arms
"Good Points: Reasonably quiet, good service and food. comfortable bed. Parking. Bad Points: Shower a bit weedy. General review: very O.K.

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Dolphin Inn
"I called in to this pub by chance, whilst en-route from Bristol to visit Yeovil & am pleased that I made a quick, unplanned visit to Ilchester. The atmosphere was warm ..." More

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Situated about five miles north of Yeovil, Ilchester lies at the junction where the A37 meets the A303. It is on the River Yeo and, up until the 19th century, was the county town of Somerset. The area seems to have had a Roman military fortification and flourishing town around the third and fourth centuries but a lack of fifth century Archaeological finds suggest that this went into a period of decline at around this time. However, there is also scant Archaeological evidence for the later Saxon settlements, for which a great deal of documentary evidence does survive. It is famous today for the Ilchester Cheese Company, who do not manufacture cheeses, but make speciality cheese by blending other English cheeses with spices and diverse ingredients such as Beer. Started in 1962, the company is now one of the UK's largest exporters of speciality cheese. Ilchester is mentioned in the famous Monty Python 'Cheese Shop' sketch as being the favourite cheese in the manor in which the shop resides. The shop, of course, stocks no Ilchester cheese! The importance of the town in the past was partially due to the location of the county jail, Ilchester Prison. This has since been relocated to Taunton.


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Liongate House Bed and Breakfast (0.05 miles)

Liongate House Bed and Breakfast

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Liongate House is in the historic Roman town of Ilchester situated just off the A303. A perfect location for business and pleasure being a mile away from RNAS Yeovilton and ... More

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Northover Manor Hotel (0.09 miles)

Northover Manor Hotel

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A small country hotel with a big heart...

When Mark and Mel Haddigan took over Northover Manor 10 years ago, they had a clear vision for the future ~ a relaxed, comfortable ... More

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Ilchester Arms (0.13 miles)

Ilchester Arms
Situated in the Historic Town of Ilchester, the Ilchester Arms Hotel is a charming building full of character and offers the perfect setting to eat, drink and relax. The Town of Ilchester, famed for its ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Yeovil Podimore (2.01 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Kingsdon Inn (2.05 miles)

Kingsdon Inn
The Kingsdon Inn is a charming 300 year old thatched pub set in the picturesque village of Kingsdon, close to the Somerset levels. Just moments from the A303 and within easy reach of the M5, ... More | visit website
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Halfway House Inn Country Lodge (2.40 miles)

Halfway House Inn Country Lodge

The Halfway House Inn Country Lodge is a family run hotel offering lodge style accommodation and is ideally situated for both business visitors and tourists to Yeovil and the surrounding area

Twenty-one comfortably furnished rooms ... More | visit website

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Hawk House (3.05 miles)

Hawk House

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Hawk House is a family run quality bed and breakfast located in the picturesque Somerset countryside near to Yeovil and RNAS Yeovilton. With superb access to the A303 and many ... More

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Hawk House (3.05 miles)

Hawk House
At Hawk House we strive to deliver the highest standard of personal service and facilities whilst maintaining traditional values and a homely feel. Supporting our local community through the use of local produce and services ... More | visit website
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Cary Fitzpaine House (3.07 miles)

Cary Fitzpaine House
Cary Fitzpaine House is a Georgian Manor Bed & Breakfast Farmhouse set in the beautiful Somerset countryside. The house is set in 600 acres of 'Somerset levels' farmland, making it the ideal location for a ... More | visit website
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Ash House Country Hotel (3.10 miles)

Ash House Country Hotel

A Beautiful Georgian Country House located in the heart of the peaceful Somerset countryside. A family owned & run country hotel renowned for its idyllic location, yet just 1 mile from the main A303.

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