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“New Years Break” 3 of 5 stars
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Redesdale Arms Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street | Cotswolds, Moreton-in-Marsh GL560AW, England   |  
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“New Years Break”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2009

My partner and I stayed at the Redesdale for a couple nights from New Years Eve and on the whole it was a good 2 nights but I do have a couple of comments to make.
Our room was an executive double at the back of the hotel, the room was clean and well decorated. The tv was a little awkward to use - you need to follow the instructions left by the side of the bed to get it to work. The room was reasonably quiet and we both slept ok. There is a long mirror on one wall but its impossible to see yourself in it as the table and chair are in the way. The switch for the bathroom extractor fan was placed ABOVE the bathroom door and wasn't marked as an extractor, not easy to reach if you aren't tall enough and having to search for it is a bit daft. The bottom of the shower base was loose and needed refitting - to me its the little things like this that the housekeeping staff should pick up on.
We had booked for a meal on New Years Eve and the food was excellent, the staff were attentive and pleasant to chat to. Breakfast on both days was also fine with plenty to choose from. On both days that we were there the pub and restaurant were very busy its obviously a popular place with visitors and locals alike. Most of the staff were excellent, although we did feel that the manager was possibly feeling the strain of a busy Christmas as he wasn't very chatty with guests and had the look of someone who wanted to be somewhere else with his feet up!
Overall its a very good hotel and a great base for touring the Cotswolds.

  • Liked — The location
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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donna825, Manager at Redesdale Arms Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2009
I am very glad that you had a good stay with us. Sorry if I seemed a bit distracted. We suffered terribly with staff sickness over the December / New Year period and as the manager had to cover all the gaps.
It is not an excuse but I was totally exhausted, however I am very glad me remaining staff made up for my lack of joviality.
Robert Smith. Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tyneside, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

Redesdale Arms, Moreton in Marsh.
In centre of village on A429 / A44-but don’t be put off thinking it may be very noisy. There are rooms in two new blocks at the rear of this old coaching inn that are in a quiet location and suffer no main road noise. (Can’t speak for any in the main building).
Unlike the visitor (ctheron) on 2 Jan 2008, we did not find that having a ground floor room was noisy-we heard no noise from those above us. Clearly it depends on who is upstairs, but it may be wise to choose such a room—and then remember that there may be folk below!
The hotel has two entrances, one (north) to the bar and associated rooms, the other to reception. There are two dining areas: a dining room and a conservatory are opposite. We ate in both and found them equally pleasant. The food both morning and evening was very good. There was a good selection for breakfast-from compote and yoghourt, cereals, a self-serve hot-breakfast range and toast brought to the table. The dinner menu offered a sensible range of freshly cooked dishes.
There were two or three cask ales which were well kept.
With few of us in a room next to the bar one evening, a request to turn off the ‘musak’ and later the TV was willingly done by the staff.
The staff were helpful, cheerful, polite and friendly.
Ground-floor bedroom No. 21(?) ‘Knighton’ had a very comfortable King-size bed, which left relatively little space for moving around. There were too many pillows (6) and cushions (2) and I found the pillows too thick and firm. (One wonders about having to unnecessarily wash so many pillow-cases.)
The ‘bathroom’ was fitted out for disabled visitors, so had a WC, basin and shower-the whole floor being open to the shower with a drain in it immediately below the shower. There were grab-rails and a seat under the shower and the WC, again with grab-rails, could also be used as a seat, with a back, when the lid was down.
It is not a hotel for luxury weekends, but it will serve you well for two or three nights while visiting the Cotswolds. We’d be happy to stay there again.
Though not on the Cotswold Way Moreton is well-placed for that and other attractions, e.g. Batsford Arboretum and Bourton Hill House and the many attractive villages. The village is also has a railway station with regular services – London-Oxford-Worcester-Hereford line.

  • Liked — The whole helpful atmosphere of the staff.
  • Disliked — The number of pillows and them being to thick and firm.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

We stayed in an executive family room, and it was fantastic. It had a seperate living room, bedroom (kingsize) and balcony, plus area for tea/coffee and fridge. All very clean. Also provided decanter of sherry and bottles of mineral water - very civilised!This is a great place to stay with young children (ours is a well-behaved age 4) because of this set-up (z bed in living room but also room for travel cot in bedroom if needed). Breakfast was lovely and staff were very friendly. Didn't eat in the restaurant as the menu is a bit a la carte for young ones, but menu looks good...maybe next time!
Moreton-in-Marsh was a very nice town, close to Bourton, Stow etc.

  • Liked — Executive family room
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2008

After researching which hotels were around the Moreton In Marsh area - we kept coming across the Redesdale Arms and contacted them directly to book our stay. We arrived 1.30hrs before check-in time - but our room was ready and was in the old part of the hotel - which dates back to around 1660. The room was quirky with slanting floors, lovely original beams, an enormous bed and large bathroom (plus extra touches of sherry, toiletries and plenty of tea/coffee). We were thrilled with the room.
We wandered down to the bar area which was serving food that looked too good to be true so we decided to sample it for ourselves. It was fabulous! And so was the service - we could not fault the staff, the decor OR the ambience of the place. After heading out to the local falconry centre (also worth a visit) we couldn't wait to return to the comfort of the Redesdale and it's lovely bar area which is open to residents until Midnight. Once again, the staff were brilliant as was the service.

After a good nights sleep, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast with everything you could wish for to eat.

We would not hesitate to recommend the Redesdale and will certainly be staying there ourselves again.

  • Liked — The fact that it was a nice hotel, with great food and comfortable bar. No need to go out.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

My husband and I stayed at this hotel during the August Bank Holiday for one night - we got a good deal on Laterooms.com for £50 a night plus breakfast.

We arrived at the hotel early and dropped off our bags, we were told that the room would be ready from 3.00 pm onwards. At 3.30 pm we turned up to check in to be told that our room was not ready. We were offered a free drink in the bar to compensate.

The room was in the Courtyard to the rear, and was good value for money - as other people had commented it was a little dark, and noise was audible from outside, although we did note that the patio shuts at 10.00 pm for the comfort of guests. The bed was huge and comfortable and the bathroom was modern and clean with a huge walk in double shower. The decor of the room was a little dated but was a good size. The decanter of sherry in the room was a nice touch, but as somebody else has pointed out - its a shame that sherry glasses werent provided. Also in the room was a sachet of coffee and a small cafetiere plus complimentary mineral water and tea bags.

We ate dinner in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the roast herefordshire beef was fabulous and there was plenty of local meats to chose from on the menu.

Service was OK, although I did ask both the waitress when ordering the food and the waiter who cleared our starter plates to ensure that there was a bit of a gap between starter and main course - this went unheeded as immediately the starters were removed the mains arrived.

Breakfast was self service - full English was on offer as well as fruit, yoghurt and juices. The food was plentiful and good quality, the only complaint I would have was that the serving area was cramped - with a full restaurant it did become a bit of a free for all.

All in all for a short overnight stop and we found the hotel to be comfortable and had an enjoyable stay.

  • Liked — Finishing touches - sherry, coffee, water in the room
  • Disliked — Cramped area for breakfast!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Suffolk
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

This is an old coaching inn right on the main high street with free car parking right outside or to the rear of the hotel. Most of the other pubs in town aren't a patch on this so for a pint or a bed for the night this is the place to go.

We stayed in an executive room which comes with complimentary sherry! Spacious newly refurbished quiet room at the back of the hotel, with huge TV on the wall.

The breakfast was delicious with everything you would expect from a full English, to a platter of delicious fruit. They also offer cold meats and cheese on request.

Great value for money and would recommend it.

LWT from Suffolk

  • Liked — Great pub in a lovely picturesque location
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2008

We had not booked and were looking for a nice cosy Country Pub with a real fire without spending the earth.

This is exactly what we found. This is not a 5 star hotel, nor does it pretend to be. It is a lovely old English Coaching Inn. We only had to pay £65 and found it to be good value. There are lots of nice touches - complimentary sherry in the room for example.

The evening meal was excellent we ate in the bar, rather than the restaurant and the breakfast was even better. Home cooked english breakfast, together with a selection of cereals and fruits.

Excellent stay - would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Liked — Cosy log fire
  • Disliked — the bed
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: High Street | Cotswolds, Moreton-in-Marsh GL560AW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Moreton-in-Marsh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Moreton-in-Marsh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Redesdale Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel offers 32 en-suite rooms including recently renovated Double and Twin rooms in the main buildings first floor/ground floor of annex to rear of hotel and purpose built executive rooms including stunning four poster room and wheelchair friendly accommodation. ... more   less 
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