Stayed here in July 2015 on return from Alton Towers. I asked for a room at the back of hotel & that is what we got. Although the rooms are a bit dated it was fine for our needs. We had a great night in Litchfield. The breakfast was great with all sorts of cold foods like prunes, grapefruit, yoghurts, cereals, every thing you'd expect, also had full English breakfast which was all buffet service apart from your tea/coffee/toast which you ordered & was waitress served, lovely breakfast.
There was a great pub just out the side entrance of hotel, great atmosphere & 2 Thai Restaurants side by side out the other entrance,we chose the one on the corner & the food was amazing. There are loads of bars & restaurants, too many to choose from.
There was a market there on the Saturday with about 50 stalls & just round another corner there was a shopping centre with Debenhams, M & S, Boots, lots of the usual high street stores & little boutique shops.
The bonus for us it was the Litchfield Show with all sorts of events taking place, we went for a walk & there was 150 stalls all lined around the village & cathedral/church, it was lovely.
We had the most amazing weekend there & can't wait to return again, hopefully same time next year less