In late May we booked our first trip away from home this year, 4 nights at the Forest & Vale, from Wednesday to Sunday. We had not stayed here before, but many years ago enjoyed an evening meal ther... more
In late May we booked our first trip away from home this year, 4 nights at the Forest & Vale, from Wednesday to Sunday. We had not stayed here before, but many years ago enjoyed an evening meal there whilst staying elsewhere in Pickering.
Arriving at 4pm we were given the keys to Room 7, which was upstairs (no lift) and overlooking the busy main road and roundabout. However, double glazing eliminated most traffic noise. Our room was quite large, with a bathroom (with bath and shower) up 3 more stairs.
We enjoyed a meal in the restaurant on our first night. Good choices, excellent service and a nice bottle of wine to accompany the food. Breakfasts were excellent, also served to your table in the restaurant, with hot food cooked to order. All the tables and chairs were well cleaned between customer use.
There was good social distancing in the restaurant and bar areas. Also a nice large garden area with seating, ideal for wedding venues etc.
All of the staff we met during our stay were lovely, hard-working and courteous. Multi-tasking too, looking after reception, serving at tables, cleaning rooms etc - always with a smile ! We should especially make mention of Lisa and Gabi.
In all, a very enjoyable stay, and we look forward to returning in the future. less