On arrival we found the car park was pay and display, but when we signed in at the main desk, we were given a slip to put in the car for free parking. Was a bit disappointed on first entering our room, it seemed small and full. However it did contain a double wardrobe, tv, on a shelf was tea/coffee making facilities, a floor fan, dressing table and a double. Only complaint - the carpet could do with a good shampoo. The room, in fact the whole hotel had a strange smell and yet I find it hard to describe, I didn't like it, but not enough to complain. The bathroom wasn't that much smaller than the bedroom, nice towels and toiletries. We joined the group we were meeting, in the beer garden, which is a tidy size, but could do with some more tables than just 2, and more chairs for other guests (we were no way a large group but had all the chairs.) Despite me making a point (as I was told to do twice) at front desk and the bar, that did not want any vegetables or potatoes on my plate, no kind of garnish on my chicken, I was presented with a plate containing 3 BIG roast potatoes and couldn't see my chicken, it was so covered in some type if herb that looked like bird seed. The plate was taken away and brought back minus the roasties, but the chicken still covered, so I left it. I ordered 2 puddings. The sticky toffee pudding, smelled nice, but it looked like 2 slices of dark fruit bread, I let someone else it. The fruit crumble was very nice and I wish I'd had more. After an enjoyable night we went to bed, the fan was on, but the room was very warm, but I had a comfortable sleep. For breakfast, I had 2 sausages and 2 rashers of bacon followed with a banana and an iddy biddy glass of juice (Why can't we have a proper glass to drink our Juice?). A nice breakfast but would have liked a bit more as I didn't get much the night before, but judging by the notice put up at breakfast, I get the impression they must have guests who try to eat the hotel out of existence.
It wasn't brilliant, but it definitely didn't make me say, I wouldn't go and stay again. less