I was staying at this "pub with rooms" for job interviews. Little did I know I had booked to stay at a pub as it was advertised as a hotel on one of the popular price comparison websites where I booked. So on arrival, I had already begun to doubt myself as to whether I had made a rather grave mistake staying at a noisy, bustling pub the night before a pretty important job interview.
Check in was done pretty much at the bar, then you are lead up some back stairs (carpeted), and into a narrow corridor where the rooms are situated, on the first floor. Lo and behold, I was greeted by a rather decent sized room with a comfortably sized queen bed. The windows face the front of the pub (more on this later). The toilet was a decent size too, absolutely spotless, with a nice but limited array of toiletries to accompany a rather generously sized rainforest shower. I was most taken aback by how simple yet stylish the decor was. There were also signs of attention to detail, like the sealed packet of own brand ground coffee and cafetiere and the bottles of Hildon mineral water.
I decided to venture downstairs for a spot of food and I echo previous reviewer's about the size of the portions. The food was surprisingly tasty , but dainty. Still, just enough to fill my stomach. I think to be fully satisfied one would have to go for a full three courses. For the price, the portions should have been a tad bigger. Having said that, my shell-on prawns with aioli and Marie rose was fantastic, as was the macaroni & cheese. The prawns were clearly either boiled immediately after being caught, or very soon after because the tails came out of the shell with absolute ease - a sign of freshness!
I also want to thank the bar staff for their positive attitude and kindness. They were very helpful and were most accomodating when I requested to have a later check out time.
Perhaps the one and only concern pertains to the location of the rooms. Whilst the rooms are almost entirely soundproofed against downstairs "bar" noise (apart from one instance where I could just about hear the bass coming through), the windows need to be double/triple glazed. The Wellington sits just off Gloucester Road, which from what I can tell (not being a Bristol local) can be a fairly busy one, all the way up to around 11 or so PM. Even on a week day you would hear sirens blaring past. Anyhow, it's no fault of the establishment itself, but one area it could improve on. Another pet peeve of mine were the lack of hair drier and single use toothbrush/toothpaste. Maybe they did have them - on request?
So to summarise, good service, comfy rooms and on the whole a very polished experience. Recommended!
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A great review, thank you! All points noted. I am looking into single use toothbrushes as this is not something we currently hold however we do have irons & hair driers on request. We wish you all the best for your interview and hope to see you in the future.
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