You won't find better service anywhere
Posted 07-Mar-2014 on Hotels
Room very pleasant, a bit olde-worlde. Some aspects where no expense had been spared (we counted no fewer than 20 power points in the room!); some where the cheese had distinctly been pared. The bedside lampshades didn't match. There were three different kinds of lightbulb in the ceiling, in particular one above the bed which was too small and left a nice view of the dust and debris in the ceiling. The paint on one of the bedside tables was flaking off. And the double glazing, in a rather nice old building, was a particularly horrible cheap white UPVC.
No jet in the bath as promised, which didn't bother us; shower quickly ran cold, which did. Bed very comfortable but even with the heating thermostat turned right down I was far too warm.
Dinner was excellent. Service was quick, efficient, unfailingly cheerful. Quality of the food could not be faulted.
We ordered the house rose wine. They were out of it, so simply brought us the non-house rose, priced at £7 more, but charged to us at the same price.
The restaurant is roomy, with the tables not jammed together.
Breakfast slightly mixed - scrambled egg and smoked salmon excellent, the Full English nothing to write home about, particularly a rather sad piece of bacon.
With a bit of attention to the tired bits, this place could be very good indeed, though nothing is going to redeem the double glazing. And you won't find better or more unfailingly cheerful service anywhere.