I stayed here just for one night while visiting nearby Woburn Abbey, The building seems a little confused whether it wants to be a pub, restaurant or hotel. The bar area is very small and was dominated by a blaring TV despite there being just four of us in there and none watching TV, which i suspect was for the benefit of the barman. The room we were given (2) was on the first floor above the pub but as there were few people in, it wasn't noisy. As we opened the door, we realized the door hit the bed, so one person had to go in, push up the door, walk around it and then open it for the second. This seemed a bit odd until we realized that if the double bed had been pushed further over, it obstructs the bathroom door, which opens outwards. It really isn't big enough to be a double room and was quite cramped. The bathroom was seriously tiny!
It was a cold night and the room was very cold, there is a tiny radiator under the window, not big enough for the size of room and very heavy floor length curtains over it. We slept in our clothes. The windows are single glazed and don't fit well, the reason the for the thick curtains I guess. I understand the building is very old and that maybe the windows can't be changed but we had a very poor night's sleep with the cold and the noise of the cars outside all night, unfortunately hitting a loose manhole cover, not the hotel owners fault at all.
An included cooked breakfast was offered if you had booked direct with the hotel, or a cold breakfast if you hadn't. This wasn't a surprise as there was a notice on the wall announcing it but it seems very strange to persecute those that book through Late rooms or another site in this way. The owners say it is because they pay commission to the websites which then means they can't afford to include a cooked breakfast but I would think that without these websites, they would be struggling to fill rooms. Better to charge a little more for the room and include cooked breakfast? The cold breakfast was extremely limited so we opted to pay £6.50 each for a cooked one and despite my grievances it was delicious.
I won't be coming back, but it has a certain charm if you like old buildings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Longs Inn is a charming 17th-century Coaching Inn situated in the historic village of Woburn. We have 15 well appointed, individually designed bedrooms. Styled to enhance each rooms own character. Our Bar gives a traditional,cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink in front of a log burning stove, whilst in summer the courtyard is great for drinks and alfresco dining. We use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in our menus. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Longs Hotel Woburn
- Magpies Hotel Woburn