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Wild Duck Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Drakes Island, Ewen GL7 6BY, England
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Ranked #3 of 3 Ewen B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very old and pretty inn should have been delightful but the condition of the rooms and the lack of cleanliness ruined our stay. The toilet did not flush properly, there was no hot water at all either evening or morning. The kettle could not be filled in the sink and there was a glass screen on the bath, so... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I sent my daughter and her husband to this Hotel (Vowcher Offer) for a quiet, peaceful two night break. Their experience was to be believed.!!! My daughter had difficulty in telling me of their stay at the Hotel due to the fact that it was a present. Once I was told of this, I rang and spoke to a lady... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived to find a charming building in a lovely setting. That was as good as it got. Our room was very disappointing. We weren't concerned that it was small but we did expect it to be clean, (thick dust on the lamp shades, dirty marks all over the welcome brochure), kettle was on the floor, incorrect remote in room... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a bit worried after reading so many bad reviews and were not expecting our stay to be great, but we were very pleasantly surprised. It's a lovely old Inn in a very pretty little village with plenty of footpaths to explore and some great places to visit only a few miles away from the Wild Duck. Our room... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolute disgrace! We had 4 sunday roast meals, 1 beef and 3 lamb. Two of the lamb meals were inedible. We waited ages for veg and only received a bowl of cauliflower, other tables were served with carrots, peas, cabbage and gravy. We asked for coffee and were told another waitress would serve us - never happenned and were charged... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attending a Wedding near by and stayed the night at the Wild Duck, Room was very basic and tired with no shower facilities and it took 30 mins to run a bath as the water was a poor trickle!! Having previously stated on website that breakfast was included in a double room we then got presented with a bill for... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a really, great weekend in the Cotswolds. There were 14 of us and we chose to do Sunday lunch at the Wild Duck - what a mistake!! We were shoved into an area which may have been fine for 10 people but was positively sardine-like for 14 of us. About half of us chose the roast dinner.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here after attending a wedding in the area. Room was ok, I am not a room snob, so long as it has a bed with clean sheets and a bathroom I am happy, the room was sufficient but expensive! We had a roast lunch with a large group of us (about 30) in one area of the restaurant, food... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would rarely - if ever - give 10 out of 10 but the staff here were exceptional. All went beyond the call of duty. Jimmy and his German boss (who was charming, considerate, kind & generous) could not have done more. They upgraded our room despite my booking the wrong night! They ran around like mad making sure the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so excited about our stay - website promises much. Room 11 (booked via late rooms as a double) was in fact a large single. First up I cut myself badly on wardrobe door from metal sticking out, bathroom door looked like it had been kicked as huge split down one side and door handle fell off, heater not... More

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Address: Drakes Island, Ewen GL7 6BY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Cotswolds > Ewen
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Hotel Class:4 star — Wild Duck Inn 4*
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The Wild Duck Inn is a mellow cotswold stone 16 century Elizabethan inn set in the heart of the cotswold village of Ewen and only a stones throw from the river Thames.With a wealth of oak beams ancestral portraits and open log fires make this a welcoming destination for all.The pretty court yard garden makes for a lovely setting for dining alfresco.We pride ourselves on sourcing local suppliers of the highest standards, from Highgrove lamb to podges vegetables.We are perfectly placed for the cotswold waterpark and its extensive activities which include sailing, wakeboarding, fishing, shooting and riding.Our geographical position places us conveniently also for badminton and Gatcombe horse trials.Cirencester is well know for its polo club from which we are 3 miles distance.We are also 25mins from cheltenham race course. ... more   less 
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