We decided to stay at this hotel (2 adults, kids aged 15 and 7) as we had been invited to an evening reception being hosted there. Made sense to get a room and not have to argue about who's driving.
I booked a family room with breakfast included at a reasonable price. I was also really impressed as to how flexible they were when I added one of our kids to the booking at the last minute (they weren't originally coming).
Our sat nav brought us to the back of the hotel and a closed car park barrier, however when we drove round the front we were able to drive straight through an open barrier. Check in was a breeze and we headed off to our room. We had been warned that there was limited headroom in the room we had been allocated (we chose to keep it as the floorspace was large, even though Mr Drury is 6' 1"! In all honesty it was ok - I bumped my head a couple of times in the bathroom - but probably more the vodka at the party than the roof! Anyway, back to the room. It had a normal sized double (which was a bit small for a couple used to a king) and two singles. All the expected amenities were available - TV with plenty of channels, iron, tea and coffee making etc. The room was a good size and we had more than enough room. The bathroom didn't have a proper shower - only a handheld from the tub, so we all opted for baths. Lots of towels though, which is often missed in family rooms. If you're a light sleeper I'd recommend earplugs too. Although the hotel is quiet enough (we couldn't hear any noise from the party downstairs when we finally retired), there is quite a lot of road noise.
If you are hoping for an evening meal at the hotel, I'd thoroughly recommend it, but I'd warn you to reserve a table beforehand - it was surprisingly busy, but they did accept reservations. The food was totally undersold as 'bar food'. It was superb and desperately needs upgrading from this tag to reflect the excellent standard. I wasn't terribly hungry and went for tuna nicoise, not really expecting much, but I got a tasty salad littered with anchovies and olives and a perfectly cooked fillet of tuna on top. Everyone else enjoyed theirs too - clean plates all round.
The hotel should seriously consider asking their evening chef to review the breakfast service as this was not so good. A very limited continental choice and hot food cooked to order, with one egg with a broken yolk leaving me feeling a little short changed. For the price we paid, I probably shouldn't quibble, but I really would have preferred to have paid a few more pounds for a better breakfast.
All in all an enjoyable stay. We would return, but would skip breakfast. less