We booked this through toptown deals so paid roughly half price and I'm glad that we didn't pay full price.
From the outside the Kenlis Arms looks quite impressive, it's a lovely building and very easy to find, the decor inside is slightly dated and we didn't receive a very warm welcome, checking people in seemed to be a burden.
To get to the rooms you have to walk past the owners living quarters - if you are allergic to dog or don't like the smell of dog take a big breath as you leave the bar and don't exhale until you reach your room, the owners have a gorgeous St. Bernard, however, the smell is overwhelming. The stairwell was cluttered with extras for the rooms and the landing outside the room was littered with extra bedding and toilet rolls - not very aesthetically pleasing.
The room itself was a pleasant surprise, spacious, well decorated and spotless, not a hint of the dog smell. The bathroom was well equipped, spacious but a little dated, perfectly functional though. In the room there were two heaters which were on when we arrived so the room was preheated, there was extra bedding and a sofa which was nice addition. The refreshments provided were plentiful and the mugs provided were a decent size and you could help yourself to more tea and coffee from a cupboard if you needed too. The bed was extremely comfortable, there were several lighting options and plenty of mirrors and storage.
The location of the venue is perfect for getting to and from Garstang. Less than a 8 minute drive so not to pricey in a cab if you opted for that. The Kenlis Arms is a pub and so we expected some noise, the music is quite loud until around midnight, we struglled to sleep a little but this may be because we were directly above the bar, I imagine in one of the other rooms this wouldn't have been a problem.
Breakfast in the morning - cereal and juice provided as standard and there was a good selection however for the cooked breakfast there were no menus and when asked if we would like breakfast we weren't given an option of what was provided so we had to guess. The food was well cooked and clearly they had used good quality ingredients, the only critisim I had was that it was quite fatty. Noticed on the way out that the kitchen wasnt particularly well kept and looking online wasn't surprised to see a food hygiene rating of 3.
The staff were not very friendly and when we came to check out we couldn't find anybody so left our key under the stairs with the visitor book.
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