We selected the Hundred House hotel as it was conveniently close to the church where our eldest son was getting married. We'd booked online months in advance because we are not resident in the UK and wanted the certainty of a room for the night having driven up from Heathrow in the late afternoon. We arrived after darkness had fallen on 13 December but despite the Christmas party in full swing in the attached barn, we managed to find a parking space. Tired from our long journey we were smoothly booked in by the welcoming reception staff. Manhandling half a dozen pieces of luggage up the two flights of stairs to our room was a challenge although it was forgotten when we entered our room. I'm sure every guest is surprised by the sight of the swing when they unlock the door for the first time. The room was quaint, well appointed and suggested a well earned rest for the next three nights. Inspection of our quarters complete we descended to the bar for some much deserved refreshment. It was packed with revellers and we immediately felt comfortable with the crowd, jostling for space in the friendly atmosphere. It wasn't long before other members of our family joined us and not long after that that last orders were called. Sleep came and went far too quickly, more due to the comfortable bed than the previous day's travails. Breakfast was a quieter affair than the previous night and I would put that down to concentrating on the delicious full English, tea and toast. Our evening meals matched the quality of the breakfasts, the ale flowed (living as we do in the Middle east, real ale is a real treat!) and we were really able to relax in our surroundings. It would be easy to say that nostalgia of the home country blurred our perception of the hotel but that would be unfair. We thoroughly enjoyed out experience at the Hundred House and would return on the next flight.
- Also Known As:
- 100 House Hotel
- Hundred Hotel Telford
- The Hundred Hotel
- Hundred House Hotel Telford, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hundred House is a charming, family run hotel at Norton, Telford, situated in rolling countryside close to Shropshire's beautiful Severn Valley, just ten minutes drive from Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums. Throughout, it has drying herbs and flowers grown in the Inn's own garden hanging from the oak beams. Guests are welcome to browse the garden at their leisure and enjoy the variety of unusual sculptures, statues, archways, roses, trees, herbaceous plants and the large working herb garden with over 100 varieties of herbs, providing seasonal supplies to the kitchen. The distinctive bar and restaurant features mellow brick and stained glass with Jacobean wood paneling and cosy open log fires. The hotel has 9 individually decorated bedrooms, most with 4 poster or half tester beds and chandeliers. The bedrooms contain exquisite, hand-picked antique furniture and en suite bathrooms refurbished in 2011, featuring Victoria & Albert baths and rain showers. Many also have the famous Hundred House swing hanging from the oak beams - you won't forget your stay here in a hurry and is ideal for those who like to 'escape the norm'! This quirky decor helped the Hundred House to win a coveted Cesar award for 'utterly enjoyable mild eccentricity'. The Hotel is owned and run by the Phillips family; Head Chef, Stuart, has held two AA Rosettes for 16 years and earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand for his imaginative cuisine. The Hundred House has a fantastic reputation for excellent food and friendly service, making it favourite destination for many local people. Attached to the hotel is Shropshire's only 17th-Century Tithe Barn. Recently refurbished, it is ideal for weddings, christenings, parties, functions, conferences and meetings. The hotel has dedicated event staff to ensure your event is perfect and the best possible day is had by all. ... more less
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