We held a party at The Cottage at the end of March 2012 for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary.
The negative reviews on here prompted us to go for lunch prior to the party just to try it for ourselves. I honestly cannot understand the bad comments and what people really expect at the incredibly low price they charge midweek (£10.00 for 2 courses / 2 people... it's cheaper than McDonalds for goodness sake! I am amazed it isn't crammed with locals because I can't cook at home that cheaply)
That said I am not even making exceptions based on price as we had excellent hot food, well presented and served by very friendly and attentive staff in a very warm and cosy traditionally decorated room where everything looked very fresh and bright.
Now full of confidence, we confirmed the party for around 50 people, made some specific arrangements and ordered some special touches.
On the day of the party we arrived and everything was beautifully set up exactly as we had requested. We had drinks beforehand in the cosy bar area and were called through when the starters were ready to be served. We were all served within minutes (which is not easy with a large number of people eating at the same time), each course was superb, well served, hot and nicely presented... we had a wonderful memorable afternoon and wondered how we could have improved on it. It was perfect!
The room is a very nice size for 50 people for this type of event and tremendous value for money (higher than the special offer price quoted above of course but still very reasonable).
I have not stayed in the hotel so cannot comment on the accommodation but I do think it is very sad that the restaurant is generally so quiet as it is very easy to park and I doubt that anywhere for miles could offer the same value for what they serve.
It is a shame to see that the current owners are selling the hotel as I think they really care about what they do and with a few more positive comments on here could make a nice living out of the business... I wish you a happy retirement and hope that you quickly find a buyer.
Thanks for looking after us all so well last month and hopefully we will see you again for lunch before you leave.
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