A stay of contrasts
Posted 30-Apr-2017 on Hotels
Both the room and food in the pub had good and bad points. The staff gave consistent good service throughout.
I stayed with my wife in the Priory room for one night and ate in the pub. The room looks fantastic, it's a nice bathroom, and overall it's a nice place to stay. The negatives are: that the bed is very soft, if like my wife you prefer a firm bed you will find it uncomfortable; second would be that it is above the kitchen and the industrial extractor runs up a chimney that runs through the room, and its noisy until the pub is locked up sometime after 11pm.
Food... Breakfast was fantastic. Dinner was contrasting, both fantastic starters, but both our mains disappointed. To put it in perspective, food is priced at premium pub prices, so the menu sets expectations. My pie of the day had one of my pet peeves, pastry over a filling in a ceramic bowl - purse have pastry all around the filling. However the watery "sauce" around the chicken and chorizo would have rendered any pastry soggy. My wife's halloumi and falafel burger had minimal halloumi and the "falafel" was actually a veggie burger (potato based with sweetcorn, peas etc) not falafel. I'd read other reviews about the food after booking the stay there, so I was expecting a punt and hoping for an experience in line with the best reviews, we got similar to the bad ones though.
Overall I'd say that the Three Daggers is a nice place to stay, but it's not at the level it's pitching itself at.