On arrival we we're greeted warmly and asked to pay for the room up front.mmmmm then went to our room and were disappointed by the view of carpark. The room we were appointed On arrival greeted warmly and asked to pay for the room up front. Our Room was in the new build and was massive. We went for drinks and asked for a room move which was delt with promptly and we soon settled into a room with a garden view in the old house which had a much better feel and view.
We then went for a swim and the sauna was great as you could put water on it and make it really hot, which I like. Great way to relax and the facilities were Fab. Although no jacuzzi would have been a nice touch.
For dinner we went to dining room and the starters were top class, the black pudding tart was really good. The salmon was beautiful aside for no lemon to squeeze on your salmon or butter for your bread. Main course was great if not to big for me I had the red Thai curry which was tasty and as the waiter took it away mentioned then I could have small portion, this would have been good to know prior. My partner had the venison and it was tender with little bread underneath which were delicious along with the port and blue cheese sauce, yum!! There were a number of new start staff, this did not bother me in the slightest however training in the wine list would be advantageous to your staff and how to make the Guinness, which I had to inform the barman in how to do this.
After dinner we sat for liquors and the bailies and others were still in the function room from a wedding prior, we were not offered these.
Breakfast was superb, with a wide variety of cold and hot dishes along with ceral, yogurts, fruit ect. Very good!!
All in all a nice stay, some dust missed around the bedside tables and some of the artwork didn't fit with the old house. I have stayed in *4 before with a little more nice touches. I would go again for the food. less