Good hotel and excellent restaurant
26/07/2015 alison_chelsea, Horsham, United Kingdom
We stayed here overnight to break up a long journey. We found the hotel on secret escapes and as it was so convenient to the M1, decided to book it. The price included bed, breakfast and evening mea... more
We stayed here overnight to break up a long journey. We found the hotel on secret escapes and as it was so convenient to the M1, decided to book it. The price included bed, breakfast and evening meal. We arrived at 7pm and the car park was pretty full but there were spaces.
Check-in was very good with a friendly welcome which was reassuring as there was a wedding party with people everywhere which could have been a bit off-putting. We went up to our room via the bar which was a melee of wedding guests. The room was fine - not that large but very well equipped. It had everything you could need from iron and ironing board through to tea/coffee. The bathroom though small had good lighting and a shaving/make-up mirror. The room could have done with a bit of modernisation - it did seem old fashioned, especially when compared with the modern restaurant, but for a one night stop it was absolutely fine.
We were booked into the restaurant for 8pm and by then, thank goodness, the wedding party had moved into one of the upstairs function rooms. The restaurant was very modern and had just the right amount of people in it, so that you could hear yourself speak but were surrounded by other diners. The meal, I have to say, was one of the best I've had in a while anywhere. You could choose anything off the menu although steak and cheeseboard carried a supplement. I chose chicken with cheese on top and a BBQ sauce with fries and coleslaw. The chicken was very moist and the sauce and coleslaw were in separate pots, so that you could have as much or as little as you wanted. The fries were absolutely delicious as well. My husband has the lamb rump and he found this equally delicious.
I didn't get the greatest night's sleep, but then I don't sleep well in most beds apart from my own! The soundproofing wasn't the best - I could hear next door moving around very clearly at 6am.
Checkout was very smooth and we were greeted once again with a smile and friendly conversation. All in all a very pleasant stay. I would definitely use again to break up a long journey or recommend the restaurant if you live in the area. less