We stayed here for 2 nights for a friends wedding with our 1 year old. We requested a cot when we booked, and rang the day before our arrival to check whether the hotel had got the request. The manager that we spoke to knew exactly who we were and assured us that there would be a cot in the room. However, when we arrived we were told that the hotel don't provide cots at all. This wouldn't have been a problem if we had been told when we specifically telephoned the day before, as we could have brought a travel cot from home! Thankfully, the staff member on duty was very helpful and managed to borrow a cot from another hotel for our stay and our little boy finally got somewhere to sleep!
The room was large, comfortable and packed full of character, although the bathroom was very basic and in desperate need of an upgrade.
We ate in the restaurant with a large group on our first evening and food was fairly good, despite poor reviews we had read. Breakfast was reasonable, the buffet was poor and a couple of people commented that the milk didn't taste too fresh on the second day. I imagine the jug had sat out on the buffet all morning on Saturday, to be put back in the fridge and used again on Sunday. The cooked breakfast, however, was excellent and I would definitely recommend skipping straight for a full English!
Overall we had a positive experience, staff were friendly and helpful, although I would say the Scole Inn only just scrapes it's third star.
In all honestly we would probably try somewhere else to stay if we were to visit the area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visitors to the Scole Inn will be sharing in the company of both kings and thieves, as this 17th Century former coaching inn has provided lodgings for King Charles II and the highwayman John Belcher. With fantastic fireplaces and a staircase that was hand-carved in the 1600s, Scole Inn offers guests a choice of 24 en suite rooms, some with four poster beds and twelve of which have working open fireplaces. During your stay our staff will be attentive to any requests you may have, allowing you to simply relax, unwind and enjoy your break. Currently closed for renovation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scole Hotel Diss