It took a long time searching through the Trip Advisor reviews before finally settling for this hotel on the Leicestershire-Derbyshire border. I wanted a quiet and comfortable hotel away from a main town with a reliable restaurant. I was not disappointed by The Appleby Inn. It was great value for money. This has to be a real gem.
The twin-bedded room was spacious and clean. The bathroom and shower were excellent with extra towels. Everything worked and there was plenty of coffee and tea bags as well as free wi-fi and a TV offering Sky.
The restaurant has a varied menu which is similar to a Beefeater or Harvester - but better. I enjoyed a delicious steak pie with vegetables and my wife chose a jacket potato with prawns in mayonaise and a salad. It was served up quickly by friendly staff and we didn't have any space left for a dessert!
The breakfast was also substantial and the full English kept us going for the rest of the day. All in all this hotel had a lot of pluses and I can't think of anything which prevents this deserving an excellent rating. The total bill - dinner, bed and breakfast - for both of us totalled just over £70.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Appleby Inn Hotel is a family owned and run Hotel, Bar & Restaurant located on the A444 half a mile from junction 11 of the M42 within close distance of both Birmingham and East Midland airports, and is also easily accessible to the M6 and M1 motorways. The Hotel is also ideally situated close to most local midland towns and cities, perfect for both commuters and tourists. Set within rural Derbyshire the Hotel borders on the four counties of Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire. The Hotel has a fine reputation for its welcoming, homely atmosphere, fine restaurant food and exceptional value for money.Nearby tourist attractions include Twycross Zoo, The Battle of Bosworth fields, Donnington Park, Drayton Manor Park and the Sir John Moore Foundation is only a short walk away. ... more less
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