An overnight stay with friends attending a function, booked online with Hotels.com at a very reasonable rate. We booked breakfast at check in. A warm welcome from the pleasant receptionist, room was serviceable, furniture a bit dated but adequate, bed and pillows were very comfortable, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, toiletries. Fluffy white towels. Nice bar area but drinks were overpriced. The three course evening meal we had paid £30 each for, I do not know if this was Hotel rates or the private function rates. My starter of pate was acceptable although I had to remove the thick buttery top (personal choice) main course of lamb was very disappointing, greasy and tasteless, I could not eat it and I am not a fussy eater. I had creme brûlée for dessert, the shortcake biscuit was soft and the creme brûlée was cold thick custard with a melted sugar top, truly disgusting. Our friends who chose the beef however, said it was nice, still you would expect more from a golf club. My husband was sick in the night which suggests the meal did not sit well with him.
Breakfast was served in a lovely room overlooking the 1st tee, we had opted for the full English. It was a help yourself buffet, plenty of cereals, tea, coffee, juices etc and I have to say the hot options were
Plentiful and very tasty. Sausages, bacon, black pudding, hash browns, mushrooms, fried and scrambled eggs, tomatoes, beans, brown and white bread for toast and Danish pastries. We were left with a mixed opinion, it could be so much better than it is, or was, maybe we were unlucky. less