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4.2/5 from 68 Reviews

91% Would Recommend

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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Reviews

The Preston

(68 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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  • 1

Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.9
  • Value 4.3
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.3
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.3

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.2
Carol Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 16

Excellent all rounder

Food was good both breakfast and the evening meal we had; room clean, as you would expect, and comfy beds. Read more

Likes?
I found the staff at the Preston very friendly and could not have been more helpful.
Dislikes?
None
5
Marian Alone Stayed: Jul 16

Clean, comfortable, friendly, good food and great value

I stayed one night on business and ate in the restaurant in the evening. Read more

Likes?
I particularly liked the friendly welcome, good service, clean room and delicious food.
Dislikes?
There was free wifi, which I appreciated, but the signal was not strong, which limited my use of the internet on my laptop.
5
Sharon Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 16

Relaxing and comfortable

Nice couple of days, made to feel welcome. A lovely part of the world. Read more

Likes?
The hotel was very convenient . Staff lovely and rooms clean. Everything in there that you need.
Dislikes?
None
5
Shayen Alone Stayed: Jun 16

Excellent around

Fun Read more

Likes?
The friendliness
Dislikes?
None
5
William Mature couple Stayed: Jun 16

Value for money but more information required when booking in

My wife and I enjoyed our recent 3 night stay at The Preston which was a good base for touring around the Yeovil area. The place looks a bit dated and could do with a spruce up. Read more

Likes?
The staff were friendly and the breakfast was very nice.
Dislikes?
We would have liked to have eaten our evening meal at The Preston but were unable to on the Saturday and Sunday night, this should have been pointed out at time of check in
4
Derek Mature couple Stayed: Jun 16

Good for a short stay

A short break to see some of the local attractions, including the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Montacute House. Read more

Likes?
A convenient location near the town centre and easy to find with a car park, though this was full one evening. The motel-type cabin accommodation was fine for a short stay.
Dislikes?
None
4
Gordon Mature couple Stayed: Jun 16

Overall OK, but some niggles!

We stayed for three nights as a base for visiting local attractions. Read more

Likes?
Breakfasts and evening meals.
Dislikes?
Two things. The chambermaid service was poor.. not restocking tea/coffee supplies or washing used mugs. No bedside light in room 3. Saturday night was dreadful with a noisy party under the bedrooom!
3
Florian Young couple Stayed: May 16

Cozy place

Nice, clean rooms, worth the money. Staff is friendly and helpful. Read more

Likes?
Quiet place, parking right next to the rooms.
Dislikes?
None
4
Dean Mature couple Stayed: May 16

Menu for nice stay.

A one night stay whilst passing through on our way to Devon. Read more

Likes?
Easy to find. Nice large room. Staff very helpful.
Dislikes?
Nothing stood out as being unlikeable.
4
steven Alone Stayed: Mar 16

Trying hard to please

Dont really want to review The Preston as the owners/workers seem to be trying very hard to make this place work, maybe they just took it over i dont know.
Wishing them all the best of luck if they have just taken over they deserve it they are trying to make a go of it Read more

Likes?
Food and beer was excellent
Dislikes?
None
4
Susan Mature couple Stayed: Feb 16

Ideal location for us, enhanced by helpful and friendly staff.

Comfortable, welcoming, and relaxed. Read more

Likes?
Its location, and friendly staff.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Veronica With a colleague Stayed: Feb 16

Pleasurable

Stayed overnight to attend an event in Shepperton Mallet the next morning. Read more

Likes?
The staff were absolutely lovely and very hospitable. Had dinner there (compliments to the chef) food was amazing, very relaxed atmosphere, very clean (speaking both for rooms, restaurant and bar
Dislikes?
Nothing to complain about.
4
Alan Alone Stayed: Jan 16

Mid week stay for football match

Overnight stay for football match Read more

Likes?
Location good for football stadium , room was good and a hearty breakfast to send me on my way .would revisit this hotel in the future
Dislikes?
None
4
MICHAEL With a colleague Stayed: Nov 15

just brilliant value for money.

Good old fashioned service, with the attention to detail that makes you feel a valued customers. Perfect breakfast combined with traditional high valued English fayre provided for evening meals. Will definitely go back. Ask for Jack, faultless professional service, what a joy for such a welcoming greeting. Read more

Response

HI MICHAEL THANK YOU FOR A REALLY GREAT REVIEW VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

Likes?
All of the above.
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Will Alone Stayed: Nov 15

Comfortably met my requirement

one off business overnighter Read more

Response

THANK YOU WILL FOR A NICE REVIEW.

Likes?
convenience of booking and the convenience of having the guest accommodation and parking adjacent to the pub which served good home made food in a good pub atmosphere
Dislikes?
Room felt a bit utilitarian/office like
4
Alison Alone Stayed: Oct 15

very friendly welcoming staff very comfortable

2 nights in single room - upgraded to a double for the same price. Not a luxury hotel, extremely good value for money. breakfast freshly cooked hot and very tasty served by friendly staff. Read more

Response

HI ALISON THANK YOU FOR A LOVELY REVIEW VERY APPRECIATED.

Likes?
Clean comfortable room very friendly staff, staying alone and when my daughter asked if she could come and have coffee with me at breakfast time she was made very welcome and offered cooked breakfast.
Dislikes?
None
5
Marilyn Mature couple Stayed: Sep 15

A good base for visiting local national trust properties.

Friendly staff and good breakfast and evening meal. Read more

Response

thank you marilyn for your review, we do apologise for the noisy guys next to you am glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise.

Likes?
Easy to find and ample parking.
Dislikes?
Noisy 3 males in room next to us [ banging doors and shouting late at night].
4
Craig Family with young children Stayed: Sep 15

Excellent stay

I don't usually write reviews but as the staff were so attentive I felt that I should.

We arrived at the hotel at around 10:10 am. We asked if they were still serving breakfast, but unfortunately it finished at 10:00 am, however they were only too happy to cook us a each a sausage or bacon sandwich which went down a treat.

We stayed in a family room that was spacious and clean and had a double and two single beds. Read more

Response

Hello Craig thank you so much for a really great review we do appreciate it.

Likes?
Friendliness
Location
Dislikes?
None
5
Kevin Mature couple Stayed: Sep 15

Very good for short stopovers

We had three very comfortable nights. Joined by family for one night for a wedding. Altogether 18 of us. We ate out in the evening as dining area not conducive to a quiet meal. Read more

Response

Hi Kevin, thank you for a great review do apologise for noise volume if you return to us please request one of the rooms at back of hotel, their very quiet as a rule.

Likes?
All staff friendly and obliging. Beds very comfy so much I asked for the brand!
Breakfast served quickly and hot, a biggie for us.
Any problem with room dealt with straight away.
Wii return next ye
Dislikes?
Only downside family of four with two young children were above bar so very noisy for them sleeping.
5
Malcolm Mature couple Stayed: Sep 15

Very good

Good Read more

Response

Hi Malcom thanks for your great review.

Likes?
Friendly, good food, good accomadation
Dislikes?
No
4
marcel Mature couple Stayed: Aug 15

Good location for our trip

Was OK Read more

Likes?
Nice staff. was our end time
Dislikes?
Few days before we arrived, we called to ask for Glutenfree breakfast for my wife. Unfortunately this was not arranged. Dispappointing.
3
Kim Mature couple Stayed: Aug 15

Friendly and welcoming.

Comfortable and convenient Read more

Response

Thank you Kim for a lovely review.

Likes?
Within easy traveling distance of family we were visiting.
Dislikes?
None
5
Louise Family with older children Stayed: Aug 15

Good budget hotel

Great location for the Westlands leisure centre, only 5 mins walk away. Rooms have nice decor and beds are comfortable, we had a good nights sleep.Some of the lights were not in working order and bathroom was very small and a bit shabby but plenty of clean towels and nice toiletries, for the price I think it was good value.Breakfast was ok,a bit basic a sort of no frills full english, they used tinned tomatoes and no mushrooms.All in all we enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Read more

Response

Hi Louise our apologises for lights not working, we keep our breakfasts fairly basic as we donot incorparate a charge.

Likes?
location to the Westlands, comfortable beds and price
Dislikes?
Bathroom and bedside lights not working. Pictures on the wall are too low down so when you sit up in bed you knock or lean against the picture frame which is uncomfortable.
3
Sonja Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 15

We were really happy to have chosen "The Preston" - it couldn't have been better!!!

After a warm welcome we felt like home at "The Preston", like part of the family and got any support and help for our trips around Somerset and Devon you can imagine. Read more

Likes?
Most of all we liked the atmosphere - coming back after a long day was like coming home. Thank you very much!!!
Dislikes?
Nothing.
5
Keren Alone Stayed: Jul 15

Very Warm Friendly Hotel with free wifi and good food and great service

This hotel is perfect with clean rooms, great service and good pub food. Read more

Response

Hi Keren, thank you a great review.

Likes?
Very friendly staff that made you feel so welcome. The hotel was very clean and had all the services you needed along with free parking. Location is perfect too and easy walking distance of the town
Dislikes?
None
5
GRAHAM Mature couple Stayed: Jul 15

Friendly and helpfull staff and fair value for money

one night en route to west of England Read more

Response

Thank you for your review.

Likes?
geographical location
Dislikes?
rather basic eating facilities but food ok
3
Francis Alone Stayed: Jul 15

Would be perfect were it not for the noise.

The music (muffled bass) from the bar downstairs made it very difficult to concentrate on some work I had to do in the evening. Other than that the room was immacualate. The music did stop at 11.00 O clock. I was in room 1. Another guest at the same meeting I was attending the following day was in a room on a higher floor said he had do such issue. Read more

Response

Our apologises for the boom boom we do try if we have a funtion on to put resisdents into rooms which are not directly above bar, unfortunately if we have a full hotel this is not always possible.

Likes?
Comfortable, well appointed room.
My recommendation below applies only if not staying in the room I had. Room 1.
Dislikes?
Boom,boom,boom,boom,boom,boom,boom (see above). I think it was David Bowie mostly, but I couldn't be sure as I could only hear the bass.
3
val Family with young children Stayed: Jul 15

very pleasant stay

very nice two night break Read more

Response

Thank you very much for a lovely review.

Likes?
friendly staff nice rooms and great location
Dislikes?
None
5
jonathon Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 15

Nice stay at the Preston hotel

Booked two nights at the Preston hotel, for the national tug of war event which was about a mile away, the rest of the team also stayed here and we were made very welcome. Read more

Response

Hi Jonathon thank you for a great review very much appreciated.

Likes?
We were made welcome and the staff changed the breakfast time to suit our requirements.
Dislikes?
None
4
Alec Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 15

Excellent

Really enjoyed our stay and excellent service. Friendly and couldnt really ask for more. Read more

Response

Hi Alec thank you for a lovely review very much appreciated. If we were to expand on breakfasts we would need to incorparate a charge, which we would rather not do.

Likes?
Room was great, staff were fantastic, food was good, price was very good.
Dislikes?
No iron in room, and breakfast could have been better but only picking faults. Overall, excellent.
4
Valerie Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 15

A pleasant and friendly stay

Two night stay in a clean, comfortable and quiet environment. Read more

Response

Hi Valerie very glad you had a great stay with us thank you for your review.

Likes?
Polite,friendly and courteous staff.
Dislikes?
Nothing
4
Dan Young couple Stayed: Jun 15

Ideal for short weekend stay - good price, good rooms and nice breakkie

staying for a friends wedding nearby, perfect for this, as good basic facilities, cooked breakfast and comfy beds. Read more

Likes?
price, location, welcoming staff
Dislikes?
shower was too hot!
5
JULIE Mature couple Stayed: May 15

Friendly hotel

Overnight stay on our way to a family wedding in Exeter Read more

Likes?
Friendly, clean rooms, parking, late check in and tasty breakfast.
Dislikes?
Disappointed that no local ciders on offer in the bar!
5
Mieneke Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

very enjoyable

We had a very pleasant stay. The room was good and spacious, but could do with a bit of up dating. That did not bother us, the stay was nice. Read more

Likes?
The very friendly people and the food was absolutely delicious. Also very handy and safe is the car park behind the Preston
Dislikes?
The room we stayed in- chalet- could do with a bit of up dating. But this does not mean we would not come back. We had al lovely time.
5
Michael Family with young children Stayed: Mar 15

A Very pleasant stay

stopped for 2 nights with our kids whilst visiting relations in yeovil . Read more

Likes?
having a double and 2 twin rooms in the same room was a bonus. location was ideal for us.
Dislikes?
None
4
Mark Alone Stayed: Feb 15

Great staff, great value for money

I had agreat evening meals follwed by a fantastic nights sleep in a very pleasant room with very clean en-suite.

The breakfast the next morning was freshly cooked and well presented.

What a great experience. Read more

Likes?
The room, the eveing meals , a great night's sleppe and and a fantastic breakfast.
Dislikes?
None
5
Matthew Alone Stayed: Feb 15

Good value stay, food and great service

Overnight business stay for business meeting at Yeovil Football Club. Read more

Likes?
Easy to find, very friendly welcome, option of 2 rooms types offered on arrival. Room 3 nice a clean ideal for single occupancy double bed. Good traditional menu great service and fantastic breakfast.
Dislikes?
None
4
Frederick Family with young children Stayed: Nov 14

A repeat stay that will not be repeated.

The Preston hotel is ideally situated for our purpose of a family visit. The visit being a surprise birthday party Read more

Likes?
Its convenience for our purpose.
Dislikes?
The cooked breakfast served would have done justice to a stage play prop,it was ghastly.The toaster was a genuine antique, the cooked food egg, bacon, hard and tasteless.
2
José Miguel Alone Stayed: Nov 14

Friendly and professional

The two days I've spent at the Preston were smooth, with a late checkin without any problems and accomodation with good value for the money. I was able to work from the room with free wi-fi and enjoy the company of very friendly staff at the breakfeast. Read more

Likes?
Private car parking and free wi-fi were a plus. The really late checkin was also not a problem. The breakfeast was very good with excellent choice and variety. The room was big and had a desk for work
Dislikes?
None
4
Neil Mature couple Stayed: Nov 14

*

* Read more

Likes?
*
Dislikes?
*
5
David Young couple Stayed: Oct 14

Nice

Good stay in a comfortable room. It was in need of some work doing just to make it a bit nicer. Read more

Likes?
Nice staff on reception.
Dislikes?
Nope.
4
Conner Young couple Stayed: Sep 14

Great hotel!

Stayed one night at this lovely hotel, wish we could of stayed for longer. Read more

Likes?
Great location, big room with clean facilities, staff were very friendly and helpful.
Dislikes?
None
5
Vera Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 14

Cute, friendly, clean!

We stayed for one night for a friend's wedding. Read more

Likes?
The staff were very friendly, the rooms had everything we needed, location was convenient and the house was really cute!
Dislikes?
None
4
Holly Young couple Stayed: Aug 14

Lovely stay, very welcoming

We stayed at The Preston for a couple of nights to attend a wedding in a nearby venue. The room was a perfect size and despite being on the road, not noisy at all. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and went out of their way to accommodate our breakfast requests (vegetarian). We would definitely stay here should we wish to visit Yeovil again. Read more

Likes?
Staff
Room
Breakfast
Dislikes?
None
4
Alex Family with older children Stayed: Aug 14

Overnight stay

We had the family room at the top of the house, which was lovely, with a fantastic view from the little balcony room. We had a great breakfast and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Highly recommend will deffinately stay again, if you'll have us!!!!! Read more

Likes?
Lovely room, very clean,close to the town & the owners very very nice
Dislikes?
No
5
BENSON Family with young children Stayed: Aug 14

very friendly and welcoming

Stayed for three nights on a short break. Read more

Likes?
Comfortable beds and very spacious rooms.
Dislikes?
The room was generally clean but the shower was mouldy especially around the shower head.
4
Suzanne Family with young children Stayed: Jul 14

The perfect stop-over between Kent and Cornwall

We got to the Preston on the Thursday evening, in time for a drink and a bar snack. We had a family room and a single room so we all ate, drank and slept ready for an early start. After breakfast we were back off down the road, heading for Cornwall. Read more

Likes?
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere felt relaxed and easy-going. Food was excellent. Beds were comfortable with extra pillows. Off-road car parking just outside the room.
Dislikes?
None
5
Jennifer Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Hotel Stay

Stayed so that we could go to the Cinema. Read more

Likes?
The staff were nice and friendly
Dislikes?
The rooms only had one window so when hot the rooms became unbearably hot. The bathroom, shower control has to be loosened. The air vent in the bathroom needed to be cleaned as it was full of dust.
3
Amanda Family with young children Stayed: Jul 14

beautiful accommodation for my family

Very comfortable Read more

Likes?
Staff friendliness, room clean
Dislikes?
None
5
Sheila Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Clean room, friendly staff, ideally situated.

Overnight stop Read more

Likes?
Room was large clean and had good facilities.
Dislikes?
No
4
Mark Alone Stayed: Jul 14

Great Place

Very pleasant stay, staff really helpful and friendly. I regularly stay in hotels at twice this price in the UK and they don't get close to this. Read more

Likes?
Very clean and well maintained room, friendly service, good food and beer.
Dislikes?
None
5
Ann Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Really comfortable, relaxing, friendly environment for a short break.

Had booked a short break for my husband's 70th and we were made very welcome and ate an excellent meal on Saturday night in the restaurant. Couldn't fault anything. Read more

Likes?
The friendliness. And everything was well maintained and clean.
Dislikes?
Having to leave. :-(
5
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Stop over on way to Cornwall

We had a pleasant stay on our way to Cornwall. Read more

Likes?
Staff are really friendly and genuinely seem to want to make sure your stay is a good one.
Dislikes?
Room decor is a little outdated but kept clean.
4
Dale Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Very convenient - easy to find and great value for money

Quick overnight stay attending a local function Read more

Likes?
Couldn't believe that breakfast was included in the price
Dislikes?
None
4
Judith E With a colleague Stayed: May 14

The staff could not be more friendly.

Simple overnight before working the next day Read more

Likes?
Friendliness
Dislikes?
None
4
michael Mature couple Stayed: May 14

adequate

visiting hospital so it was ok Read more

Likes?
the evening meal in the restaurant was very good and so were the staff.
Dislikes?
the bedroom and bathroom not having any windows made it seem like a cave
2
Stephen With a colleague Stayed: May 14

Good experience

The hotel was warm, comfortable and clean with a good breakfast. Read more

Likes?
It was a good location and comfortable surroundings.
Dislikes?
No.
4
Richard Mature couple Stayed: May 14

Good breakfast friendly staff

Good Read more

Likes?
Breakfast and friendly staff
Dislikes?
Room too crowded No bedside light on one side. Mirror far to low on dressing table. Too much furniture.
4
Anthony With a colleague Stayed: May 14

Great. value for money with superb and friendly service

One night stay whilst playing in golf competition at nearby course. Enjoyed excellent evening meal with a group of friends when we were looked after very well by staff and were served well prepared and enjoyable food at reasonable price. Read more

Likes?
Friendliness and cheerfulness of staff. We were even lent towels for shower at golf club
Dislikes?
No
5
Deborah Family with older children Stayed: Apr 14

Great little hotel!

We stayed 2 nights as we were visiting family in Yeovil. This hotel was perfectly located and we found our room to be clean and spacious. The beds were lovely and comfortable and although the bathroom could do with a little modernising, the shower was great! Read more

Likes?
The location of the hotel and the friendly staff.
Dislikes?
None
5
Megan Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

Cheapish, cheerful stopover

Stayed over night on our way over to cornwall from london Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff, good value for money
Dislikes?
None
4
John Mature couple Stayed: Mar 14

felt at home

friendly staff really cared about us even cooked us a special sauce for my steak, brilliant place Read more

Likes?
the clean rooms and friendly staff
Dislikes?
nothing
5
Mary Mature couple Stayed: Mar 14

Excellent

We had a great weekend. The room was comfortable, clean and roomy. Good over the bath power shower. The staff very friendly and helpful and the food first class. Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
None
5
penny Family with older children Stayed: Mar 14

APPALLING !

1950s type chalet. Cold. Most basic bathroom. Not informed stay would not be in main hotel. Poor facilities. Freezing cold during the night. Could not wait to leave. Would certainly dissuade anyone from staying at this 'Hotel'? Read more

Response

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay and have chosen to air your dissatisfaction by way of a review rather than bringing your concerns to our attention at the time.We pride ourselves in providing friendly customer service, great food, and a warm comfortable room, at very reasonable prices. We cleary did not meet your expectations but fortunately this is not the perception shared by the majority of our guests as demonstrated by the numerous positive reviews found here and Tripavisor etc.

Likes?
Nothing
Dislikes?
Everything
1
Trevor Mature couple Stayed: Feb 14

One night in Yeovil.

An overnight stay to attend a funeral at the local cemetery. Read more

Likes?
Hotel refurbished to a very good standard. Comfortable, warm, very clean and friendly, helpful staff. After a long journey, the availability of a good evening menu in house was appreciated.
Dislikes?
None
5
David Mature couple Stayed: Feb 14

Ideal for purpose. The feel of a more homely premier Inn.

Personal service - to the extent that the restaurant was opened 30 minutes earlier to accommodate our time schedule. Read more

Likes?
Everything!
Dislikes?
Nothing!
5
Lisa Young couple Stayed: Feb 14

Great place to relax

We stayed as we were going to a concert at Westland Leisure Complex. We were welcomed on check in and after the concert we went back to the bar. The Barman Tim was brilliant and we had a great end to a great weekend. Read more

Likes?
It was relaxed and comfortable.
Dislikes?
No, it was all very nice
4
Ioannis Family with young children Stayed: Jan 14

Friendly environment , good people

Friendly environment , good people Read more

Likes?
Clean room
Dislikes?
Old mobile together with modern
3

The Preston Information

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free Internet access (high speed) in public areas
  • Free Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Restaurant
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Cots
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk
  • Fax machine
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopier
  • Printer
  • Internet connection (high speed)
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 14:00 till 22:00
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Late check-out available
  • Child Policy: No preference
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking
  • Pets: No pets

Description

On the outskirts of Yeovil, in scenic Somerset, the family-run Preston Hotel offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and private parking. The Victorian hotel enjoys an elevated position and also has a traditional restaurant and bar. Westland Leisure Complex is just a five minute walk and YTFC very close by. The spacious bedrooms at The Preston have private modern bathrooms with power showers and luxury toiletries. Rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, work station and tea/coffee facilities. The two restaurant areas boast original Victorian features; one of which can be used for private parties or meetings. The music-themed bar offers a range of West Country ciders, real ales and home-cooked food. A full English breakfast is also available. Please note, the restaurant is open Monday-Saturday evenings. We do not open at lunch times or on Sundays. Just a 15 minute walk from Yeovil town centre, Preston Hotel is a 30 minute drive from Dorchester. There is free on-site parking and the Jurassic Coast at Bridport is a 40 minute drive away.

On-site parking, Free parking,

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