Arrived with my partner last Saturday night... we'd bought a 'package' - 3 course restaurant meal, double room and breakfast.
Booking in was friendly and we were pleased that they still had a table available as we were a half hour late. There is a waiting area for the restaurant in the bar area that was very welcoming and cosy... we had a relaxing drink and I chose a steak/dauphinoise potatoes/red cabbage dish from the main menu and the helpful waitress checked that it was this I wanted rather than the steak and chips from the grill menu. Very attentive and polite restaurant staff. Starters were delicious - I loved the mushrooms/Stilton cheese dish. When the meals arrived... I had the steak and chips!!!! I decided not to make a fuss as time was limited, but it wasn't the best steak and my girlfriend's Salmon was fairly average too! Apple/Pear/Cinnamon pie was nice as was the cheese selection.
We returned to our room in the early hours and in the morning noticed that there was only one bath towel (and one robe and one pair of slippers too). The breakfast was good too... full English and a smoked salmon/scrambled egg/toast dish was very tasty... although the waitress was a little po-faced.
The setting for the Manners Arms is wonderful, the atmosphere great, polite friendly staff, a good clean room but there would have been niggles if I were bothered... it is quite expensive but it would have felt great value if the main meal was good. It could have been fabulous!
- Also Known As:
- The Manners Arms Hotel Knipton
- The Manners Arms Hotel
- Manners Arms Leicestershire
- The Manners Arms Knipton, England