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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Nr Knighton, Llanfair Waterdine LD7 1TU, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just returned from an excellent Sunday lunch at The Waterdine to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We were very impressed with the quality of food and found the portions just right. A 3-course lunch is just £22.50 per head, and a varied menu offers around 6 choices per course using locally-sourced, organic and free-range ingredients. We opted for duck & venison... More

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Cheshire UK
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We were staying in the locality - but not at The Waterdine. The people running the self catering cottage we were staying at said that they had eaten at the Waterdine and that the food had been excellent. We decided to book and we were not disappointed. We had a very warm welcome when we arrived and everything was freshly... More

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surrey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We met a friend here for lunch, having been warned that one had to book in advance as they cannot accomodate casual callers. We received a warm welcome and had an excellent meal, with vegetables all from the kitchen garden. Despite being the only ones there service was not very speedy but we were not in a hurry so it... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We returned here recently for a short break for our 42nd wedding anniversary. Great food and hospitality, a comfortable bed and quiet surroundings characterises this restaurant-with-rooms. The local walking is also excellent on Offa’s Dyke, wonderful views on the days we were there. Ken and Isabel are still the hosts as they have been for over 12 years. A wonderful... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I had visited many years ago when this was a local pub at the very heart of the community. The restaurant did wonderful food, they did bed and breakfast and you could still just pop into the bar for a drink. I am sure the new owners think they have turned this into a wonderful foodie paradise but to he... More

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your interesting comment especially considering the restaurant still does wonderful food, we still do bed and breakfast and you can still just pop into the bar for a drink. One salient point, we are not the new owners we have been here for 12 years. With so many village pubs closing due to lack of trade at... More

shrewsbury
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Spent a night at the Waterdine early December and had an excellent welcome, friendly hospitality and a wonderfull meal in the evening. Hope to go back.

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for you comment we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return. More

Mumbles
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

This is a wonderful place to stay and an even better place to eat. Afternoon tea came with delicious home made scones and dinner was as good as you'd find in a 5* restaurant. The only improvement my husband would like is draught beer in the bar. Good wine list. By the way the portions are generous, how anyone could... More

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, both Isabel and I are please that you enjoyed your visit. We regret that we had to discontinue draught beers in order to control the quality on low turnover. I know that the alternative bottled local ales will not meet the expectations of a real draught ale aficionados. More

Crewe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

I don't normally write reviews, but I can' believe that anyone could leave this place hungry or find the food unsatisfactory. The portions are plenty big enough and the food is fabulous. This is an independently owned hotel in an old building and so it's quirky. I'ts not going to be the same as every boring chain hotel you walk... More

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you can return soon. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

Loved every minute of our relaxing break. Great for relaxing, walking or running. Food is excellent and a very warm welcoming atmosphere!

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad you managed to relax and enjoyed the food, we do try to make our guests as comfortable as possible. More

Ludlow, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Don't arrive with a healthy appetite, the quality of the food is very good but the portions small to border line mean by most standards. Disappointingly few vegetables, especially as the website features a productive garden, and there is no option to purchase more as a side dish. The overall atmosphere is more akin to a country pub than a... More

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do try to meet the expectations of our guests, in your case we obviously failed, for this I must apologies. I am happy you thought the food was good even though the portions were too small for you, it is not a matter of cost, but rather what we believe is enough, something we... More

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Additional Information about The Waterdine

Address: Nr Knighton, Llanfair Waterdine LD7 1TU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Llanfair Waterdine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Llanfair Waterdine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterdine 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterdine is a 15th-century Welsh long house originally built as a drovers Inn, and extended 100 years later. It still retains many of its original features leaded windows, slate floors, the original brick floor in the old tap room, open fire places - now with wood burners installed. Each of our bedrooms is individually decorated and furnished, to create a warm and welcoming cottage style atmosphere. Every room has en-suite bathroom or shower room Satellite television tea and coffee making facilities etc. All have views of the surrounding countryside. Ken, who is in charge of the kitchen, is an internationally renowned chef - he was the first chef to open a restaurant in Ludlow in 1994, gaining international recognition and many prestigious awards for his cooking at the Oaks. Our menus, based as they are on home grown (from Isabel’s garden) and local or organic produce, evolve with the seasons as the produce becomes available, seafood is delivered fresh off Cornish day boats. The restaurant is open to non-residents as well as house guests offering lunches and dinners throughout the year - please note bookings only. The Waterdine is set in mature gardens, which during the summer make a wonderful place to sit with your pre-dinner drinks whilst you choose you dinner from our seasonal menu. ... more   less 
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