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Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke

1046 Bristol Road | Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham B29 6LJ, England
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Ranked #2 of 47 Birmingham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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El Jadida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Woodbrooke is a Quaker property used mainly for Quaker conferences and courses, but also available to private travellers who are looking for somewhere peaceful and pleasant to stay. Bedrooms are clean and comfortable, and (since this is a converted mansion) some of them are positively grand. Mealtimes are self-service, with a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options: tables are shared,... More

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your review, which will provide people who haven’t been to Woodbrooke before with a good idea of what it’s like to be a guest. We’re glad the atmosphere, food and rooms were to your liking and that you admired our grounds. We hope to welcome you back for a future visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Woodbrooke is my favourite place in the whole world to stay. You are kindly welcomed, the rooms are lovely, simple and comfortable. Being a Quaker study centre, Woodbrooke is peaceful and amazingly pastoral for somewhere so close to Birmingham city centre. I have stayed many, many times there and loved it every time. The staff couldn't be more helpful. The... More

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Thank you, Friend, for your wonderful comments. We hope that, as a countryside-in-the-city venue, it can offer guests beautiful and peaceful surroundings while still being accessible to Birmingham, which has great links with the rest of the country. We’re especially pleased about your praise for the welcome you’ve received, which is important for us, and I will pass your comments... More

Grimston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is most certainly a 5 star place to stay. Please do not stay here if you are expecting all the frills and extras offered by a big hotel chai at 4 or 5 star level. Please do stay here if you are looking for peace, quiet and friendship in amazing and idyllic surroundings. The bedrooms are adequately equipped, although... More

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for your review. With our 10 acres of garden and historical buildings, we’re always glad when people appreciate that we offer something a bit different from the standard hotel experience, and we’re very glad you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to our Friends in Residence (Quaker volunteers) and to kitchen staff to let... More

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went on the Young Quakers Engaged with Politics course. Even aside from the course itself, which was an incredible experience, I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! I arrived without a mobile phone charger and a spare was lent to me right away. When I fell ill during my stay, I was given an anti-inflammatory which successfully... More

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Hi Frederic Many thanks for the review. We're very glad you had such a good experience at Woodbrooke. The Friends in Residence (our Quaker volunteers) will be particularly pleased that they were able to make your stay comfortable. I will also make sure I pass on your comments to our other staff who'll be happy to hear you enjoyed the... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Woodbrooke is an old building, carefully modernised with all the charm and none of the drawbacks of the original. The rooms are elegant, and well looked-after, and the service is second to none. The food is excellent, with lovely vegetarian options at each meal, and there is tea and coffee on tap at all hours. The dining room looks out... More

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, Many thanks for your feedback. We're very glad that you found your room and our facilities to your liking. We're especially proud that the garden offers a haven even though Woodbrooke is within easy reach of the city centre. When it comes to food we try to cater to dietary requirements and allergies whenever possible so we're pleased... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Woodbrooke just might be my favourite place to stay in the UK. It's wonderfully tranquil and well connected to public transport. The rooms are simple, clean, and quiet. The staff are remarkably helpful and the food... well, the food deserves it's own separate glowing review. I'm never disappointed with breakfast, lunch, or dinner! They always have a vegetarian option and... More

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Hi Erica, Thanks for your glowing review and in particular for your praise of our food. As you say, we do our best to provide vegetarian and vegan options, and to cater to a range of dietary needs – if guests let us know of individual requirements in advance we can make special arrangements for them if necessary. I’ll pass... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I've had many stays at Woodbrooke over a few years for work purposes. It is a fantastic haven of tranquility - the rooms are very clean and quiet, the staff are friendly, and the (free) wi-fi is super-quick. And the grounds are glorious. Can't recommend highly enough.

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

We often hear that one of the things Woodbrooke guests particularly love is our garden and we’re glad you’ve been enjoying it. Many thanks for complimenting other elements of your stay as well – I’ll pass your comments onto the staff and our Quaker volunteers. We’re also happy to hear from a regular visitor, and would very much look forward... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I came to Woodbroke for a work function and absolutely loved it. The food was excellent, and the rooms very comfortable and peaceful. Oh, and the grounds! I had a walk around at dusk and it was simply magical. The staff were exceedingly lovely, and very welcoming. I couldn't recommend Woodbrooke enough.

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Hi Kate, We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and that the food and your room were to your liking. We are delighted that people enjoy our grounds as we believe they add something special to a visit to Woodbrooke. The staff will be particularly happy to hear that you found them welcoming, and thank you for taking the... More

Cardiff and Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I booked Woodbrooke for a four day workshop. Best choice ever! I'm a total fan of Woodbrooke, and all the amazing staff and volunteers who were helpful and attentive for the entire time we were there, without being 'in your face'. The food was scrumptious throughout the four days, with the kitchen chefs and staff effortlessly (they made it seem... More

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Nigel M, Public Relations Manager at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Wow. Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to give a real feel for what it is like to run and host a conference here at Woodbrooke. I am so pleased that you and the group had such a positive experience and I hope that your conference proved to be a success. I will pass on... More

Sandwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have visited Woodbrooke regularly over the last 10 years or so; for the day, the weekend and occasionally longer. It is friendly, comfortable, inspiring and just thoroughly good. I have had more inspiring conversations at the dining table in Woodbrooke than anywhere else outside my own family - and the food is great too! It is NOT 'five star',... More

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WoodbrookeClaire, Marketing Officer at Bed and Breakfast at Woodbrooke, responded to this review

Hi Terry It’s nice to hear from a guest of long standing, so many thanks for taking the time to review us. I’m glad you’ve found such a lot to inspire you here, and thanks for your words of praise for our staff and volunteers, which I will pass on. I’m also pleased you’ve enjoyed the food and found our... More

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Address: 1046 Bristol Road | Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham B29 6LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
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Why not take a short break in our peaceful urban retreat? Enjoy the 10 acres of beautiful organically-managed garden, explore the Grade 2 listed building and taste our delicious home cooked food. Woodbrooke is located in Selly Oak, only a few minutes by train from Birmingham city centre. Half/Full board also available. ... more   less 
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