Even though I arrived late and in the rain and they were very welcoming, showed me to my room and the facilities and left me to it. Just what I wanted on a wet night. The bed was very comfortable and the linen of a good quality.
The hotel is set in a gorgeous setting on the East Dark River. Breakfast is in the conservatory over looking all this with a lovely hot meal served with a spread of cereal, yogurt and fruit.
After breakfast I had a lovely walk out past the gardens and along the river.
The pub itself was what you would expect from a traditional English pub. The food was very average, the chips which are difficult to get wrong were hard. The food was bought in microwaved food, which is only ever going to be average at best. Saying that we asked what home-made puddings they had - apple pie and that was lovely. Instead of micro food, they should have less choice but home made quality food and they would be full all year around. The breakfast was good, the rooms were just ok. The accommodation did what it said on the tin, but for the same price The Hilton in Bristol was in a different league. Maybe not to compare the two. The food is the main obstacle to a better experience. There was only one choice of red and white wine, surely not in a pub. Think of the mark up on bottle of decent wine?
The is a beautiful tradional manor house set in a working farm with riding stables. Just to have the opportunity to stay in such a lovely place was an experience. The staff were really friendly and the breakfast was of good quality. A world away from the usual mass produced hotel room.
Stayed twice travelling to and from Plymouth and both times it was a very pleasant stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are very well appointed with good showers in both. There was a good menu selection to choose from and the food was excellent. Nice selection of real ales. The breakfasts were also very good. Staff very friendly and made you feel very welcome.
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