We decided on a mid-January weekend and looked for a well-located pub with a decent restaurant and log fires. We ended up with a mixed-bag of experiences. First the good points. The food was good and plentiful - I would describe it as 'hearty fare'. However, there were lots of downsides.
When we booked, the rooms in the pub itself were all taken. I accepted the use of the cottage behind the pub. This is a conversion in recent years, quite well done, but accessed up a rough path beside the pub with steep steps, two of them broken. It was dark and the lad who took us up there had a torch which benefitted him but not us, especially as we were carrying our own luggage. We asked for a torch, but he did not leave his with us and said there was no other. On the downward trek back to the pub later, a motion-sensor lamp lit up just the top part of the path, but on the return trip to the cottage later it was pitch black because the motion sensor only worked when we were quite close to it. There was no handrail. It is a wonder we didn't break our necks. The heating was not on in the cottage, and it took several hours for it to come up to a decent temperature, on what was the coldest night of the year so far. The bed-springs creaked with every small turn louder than any bed I have ever slept in; it was like the music-hall joke about a honeymoon couple's nightmare (not that we were honeymooners). The bathroom was ok, but no anti-slip mat in the bath.
Back in the pub , we had a couple of drinks and read the papers in the early evening. The beer was good, the wine was ok. The bar had no snacks at all - not crisps, nuts, olives - nothing. Further there was no log fire (provided in winter according to the website) at any time - one of the main reasons we had chosen the place.
As I say, a mixed bag of experiences, and a pity it was not better because the potential exists.
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