All about the view...
was my reaction when I stepped into the room. I was thinking, whilst walking to the room; "'am I on the right side of the hotel" and I was. Try and get a room on the side of the hotel which faces the Severn, if you don't then the stay could be quite mediocre.
The hotel itself is quite dated, but in it's own little way, along with the village it sits within, that adds to the experience. The lift is like one of those old fashioned shutter doors, the types you see in the movies, when the protagonist is chased up the building by someone on foot and they can see each other as they go up.
The food and drink was spot-on and again, with the backdrop, overlooking the Severn its sublime! I had the cottage pie (which I would recommend) and a pint of Cornish Pilsner, which at 5.2% is surprisingly not strong tasting.
I stayed at Best Western's sister hotel, The Webbington at Axbridge the week before, and if I had the choice, I would prefer to stay at Walton Park, purely for the view and the quality of food.
I do think I might have been lucky in obtaining a river view for £69 on Expedia the night before arrival, and I may struggle to find that deal again!
One tip... if staying on the Severn side, leave your curtains open! There's no-one to see your modesty outside, but you'll wake up to a beautiful sight in the morning! less