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The Bench Mark B&B

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   21 Church Street, Kington HR5 3BE, England
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Ranked #4 of 10 Kington B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed here for one night as I walked the Offa's Dyke National Trail. It is right on the path as you come down off the hills into the mall town of Kington. Simple, clean, perfectly cooked and presented breakfast. Adam the proprietor is a fascinating man and the place is full of his creativity, sewing, weaving, patchwork, music. The place... More

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94 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a small B&B, but that's fine if you're just passing through Kington, looking for a place to rest your head. It's also fine if you intend being out and about, travelling and exploring, returning to sleep. There are just two letting rooms and a shared bathroom, but I was there on my own, so I had everything to... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Travelling alone, I needed a stop-over. The Benchmark just suited me. Comfortable, bijou, friendly and nicely situated. Adam was a caring host. My bedroom was all-I could ask for - comfortable, quiet, good firm bed with crisp linen, radio, wash-basin and ... bathroom just across the hall. The compact stairs might be hard navigation for the less-mobile - so phone... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was a wonderful B&B - and Adam was a great host and has a lovely cat. We were a bit worried about having shared bathroom facilities but they were immaculate. Adam also very kindly let us use his sitting room in the evening. Bedroom comfortable and breakfast was superb.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Conveniently located just as you enter the lovely hamlet of Kington, The Bench Mark is a wonderful place to stay at an eminently reasonable price. Adam, our host, welcomed us warmly into his well-appointed home which is filled with the beautiful things he makes - scarves woven from yarn he has spun himself, tasty home-made marmalade, and impressive books he... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We received a very warm welcome from Adam, despite arriving late and dripping wet after a hard day's walking on Offa's Dyke. Our rooms were lovely and clean, with beautiful cotton bed linen and nice biscuits (in my experience a good test for a B and B). The house is lovely and full of interest, reflecting Adam's many interests and... More

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Romsey, England
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

After a number of reservation hiccups - all dealt with in the most relaxed fashion - we eventually spent two most enjoyable nights at Benchmark B&B. You are entering Adam's home and world - of spinning, weaving, harp playing and marmalade making. Two rooms, quite small, have nice sheets and towels, whilst the large, shared bathroom has good fixtures and... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

A lovely place to wind down after a troublesome day of walking. Host Adam will go to great lengths to assure your well-being, a.o. turning up like a knight in shining armour to save a damsel in distress who was stranded. As soon as you are ushered inside you feel welcome. The rooms of The Bench Mark are of ample... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Bench Mark for one night whilst on a brief tour of Herefordshire, and were just delighted with our stay. Host Adam made us feel so relaxed welcoming us into his cosy cottage home, with such a comfortable bed and clean bathroom. Downstairs the small lounge room was warm and comfortable with an amazing recliner... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Went to Kington to go hiking and to explore the area and found the Bench Mark a wonderful place to stay. Adam is very helpful and a great host. The rooms are very homely and I just couldn't help but feel relaxed and happy in the comfy bed.Breakfast comes with the added bonus of homemade jams, which are very delicious,... More

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Also Known As:
The Bench Mark B&B Kington, England
Address: 21 Church Street, Kington HR5 3BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Kington
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Kington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Bench Mark B&B 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering comfortable, eco-friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in a TV-free environment, The Bench Mark has a decidedly 'homely' atmosphere, complete with resident cat. We are ideally placed for walking, cycling and general exploring, or as a relaxed stop-over for businessmen. Pricing is on a per person per night basis (currently £30). Bathroom facilities are shared. Kington is a delightful small town which is accessible by public transport for those who do not drive. ... more   less 
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