A Lovely Family Run Hotel With A Fascinating History
09/08/2019 Jamie959768, Wolverhampton
This is a lovely family run hotel with a fascinating history - it is the former home of Oscar winning film soundtrack composer John Barry who wrote ' Goldfinger ' , ' Thunderball ' ,Diamonds Are Forev... more
This is a lovely family run hotel with a fascinating history - it is the former home of Oscar winning film soundtrack composer John Barry who wrote ' Goldfinger ' , ' Thunderball ' ,Diamonds Are Forever ', ' the James Bond Theme ' and ' You Only Live Twice ' for the 007 film series, as well as ' Born Free ', ' We Have All The Time In The World ' (Louis Armstrong) and the film themes for ' Zulu ', ' Out of Africa ' & ' The Persuaders ' .
The current family who run it bought it from John Barry 25 years ago and it is an absolute delight, retaining many of the features of his time there. They serve a fabulous full English breakfast, delightful meals and it has lovely rooms. The hotel is very peaceful, despite being on the main road, and there is a huge car park in the former gardens - all you need to do is get the number 7 bus (the stop is right outside) for a 10 minute bus ride into York. The return stop is right in front of the hotel. The staff worked very hard and nothing was too much trouble. We took a small well behaved dog and they were great to him too.
This hotel is a real gem and good value for the price - and if you fancy a change there is a really lovely pub just a 100 yards on the opposite side of the road.
I have just read a bad review but these people must have been stopping at another hotel - it's certainly not our experience. We will definitely be coming back and thanks to the staff for making our stay so wonderful. Well done everybody and thank you! less