"Hi, we’re the Harrison’s"

We’re a family of four and we’re all involved in The Ilchester Arms in various ways.

Geoff, Cathy, Tom & Sarah

Tom is the General Manager - he’s a larger than life character who’s successfully managed restaurants and pubs for the past 10 years. He'll be ensuring that his team meets the highest standards with effective, friendly service creating a relaxed, quality environment to be enjoyed by everyone. If you have any thoughts or feedback please do ask for him (or otherwise just listen out for his infamous bellowing laugh and you’ll soon locate him!).


Geoff and Cathy are the parents of the family‐Geoff is a professional Cameraman with over 40 years experience working in the TV industry, whilst Cathy is a retired professional artist and special needs teacher. Geoff is the Managing Director of the business, and both have had hands-on involvement in the design and renovation of the building … along with keeping Max the dog well fed and well walked!


Sarah, the big sister - is the fourth family member and final business partner. She has over 10 years experience as a film producer and has helped the rest of the family to design the look and feel of the interior along with handling the website and branding.


The whole family has a passion for great food, art, music and beautiful Abbotsbury. We’re so excited about the future of The Ilchester, and are working hard to create a stimulating destination for everyone to enjoy in the years to come. Please do come and share the experience with us.


Tom, Geoff, Cathy and Sarah

The Ilchester Arms Hotel  |  9 Market St, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4JR  |  01305 873841