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Wild Duck Inn

4.0 of 5
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Drakes Island, Ewen, Cirencester GL7 6BY, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was on my way to the wild duck when I had a call advising me that due to a plumbing issue my room was now not available..and that they would try and accommodate us nearby at no extra cost. After about half an hour we go another call saying that they had sorted us another place to spend our... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On arriving WOW the frontage is amazing, but that's where it ends.The bar/restaurant very dark, atmospheric? NO just bulbs missing everywhere maybe on purpose to disguise the uncared for decor. Outside there is what could be a super courtyard area but instead they have chosen to cover it entirely with a dirty plastic gazebo so if the sun was shining... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We too had a two night stay - which was an Amazon offer - but we did still expect to find clean facilities As other reviewers have said - the bathroom in room 7 which had a modern basin was totally ridiculous - the tap did not let you easily wash your hands - the basin was filthy. Great tea... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Adequate is all I can muster I'm afraid. The place was absolutely fine but it was dark and dusty and tired and musty and lacked anything really positive. It's a 2* place so we weren't expecting luxury, and tbh the room did cover everything we needed - kettle/tea/coffee/tv/hairdryer/trouser press - but it was a tiny room monopolised by the VERY... More 

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High Bentham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Day two of five night road trip. Booked direct with pub and got a good discount on room. Room small and dark, now I know why we got a discount. Could be cleaner but not dreadful. Food not very good, we went on steak night and the steaks were tough and expensive. The sauces were watery and tasteless. Had to... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried a family Sunday lunch and was underwhelmed with the whole experience. Service was very slow and lacking any warmth or sign of interest. Food was poor and cold (how difficult can a roast dinner be). Worth the prices only if they raise their game significantly. Agree with the comments about cleanliness. I know it's old and quirky but do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the good. The room itself was perfectly adequate if a little dark. The bed was comfy and nice to come back to after a day's cycling! The communal areas were good if, once again, a little dark. We had dinner there once over our two night stay and found the quality and size brilliant. The staff were friendly and... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a pack a bag and go weekend. We had no booking and with a wrong turn we stumbled on the Wild Duck. With an empty room they gave us a discount on the room at the top. Un even floors upstairs in the room reminds you how old this building in. Original windows with wisteria hanging over really... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just arrived home today,had a lovely visit.We were in room 1 It was comfortable,bed was lovely,so was view from room. Staff all very friendly and helpful,food very good. Internet in room and residents lounge. Thank you all,we will be back.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit nervous about going here after reading some of the negative views on here...however I had a wonderful time! If you go expecting a 4 star modern hotel you will be disappointed because this is not what this is .. It is a very old (1500's) country pub with all the old age features. Yes it is... More 

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