The latest hotel to join the Best Western family, is BEST WESTERN The Grange at Oborne. The rural location of this former manor house makes it ideal for guests looking for peace and tranquility, and is a great base to explore Dorset.
With 9 years of experience at the hotel, General Manager Jon Fletcher is ideal to tell us more about the hotel.
Describe your hotel in 5 words:
Delicious (the food that is)
What is your favourite part of the hotel?
The Wessex Room, a wood panelled room that can be used for private dining, it has a lo0vely warm atmosphere in the evening. Often, this room is set up as a lounge and over the Olympics, we have hired a large television and put the sound through the sound system. The atmosphere has been great and we have had guests relaxing in heir and cheering on Team GB!
What is the one attraction/event/area that you would encourage people to visit when staying at your hotel?
The town of Sherborne; it is lovely. Independent shops, great coffee houses with homemade cakes, a beautiful abbey, two castles.
Tell us an interesting fact about the hotel:
We have had loads of guests say that one of the rooms is haunted. I won’t say which one!
Have you had any celebrities staying at your hotel and if so who?
John Cleese! Stayed here for a night when he was passing through. Honestly, the funniest man I have ever met!
What is your favourite dish served in your restaurant?
Apricot Crème Brulee, flamed at the table in front of the guest!
What is there to do in the local area to keep the kids entertained?
Longleat; such a great day out with the maze, the house, the safari boats, the safari park , pets corner and more. Whenever we have friends with children stay with us, we use it as an excuse to go ourselves.