Las time I stayed here I reported it as “almost perfect”. This time, following changes to the menu and some other small improvements to the restaurant service I think it deserves an upgrade to “Perfect”, perhaps not in absolute terms but for a hotel at this price point it certainly is.
The rooms, especially in the old mill building, remain a delight: this time in room 45 I enjoyed the high ceiling and low beams and most of all, on this very hot day, the quiet A/C unit. But remember, if you chose to request a room in the old mill, as opposed to the modern out buildings, there is no lift. Room 45 is on the 4th floor.
With a colleague I had dinner: the menu descriptions are simple and unpretentious. The food is not: it is really rather fine. I had a crab based starter which was well seasoned, attractively prepared and a delight to eat. Essentially two types of dressed crab, with a hint of chilli and topped with an avocado mouse. My main was pork, again a delight. Before the starter and between courses a small “amuse bouch” was presented and much appreciated.
I passed on dessert, but had a coffee that was served with chocolates.
The price, including 2 glasses of wine? About £50.00. Not at all unreasonable for the quality offered and service provided
I slept well and after a quick breakfast went on my way. less