I am a very busy farmer and do not get a lot of time away and when we do its a military operation to get things organized .By way of a surprise my wife wanted to give me a night away so we could relax and spend some quality time together .Knowing how fussy i am and wanting not just good service but value for money she set about trying to locate a venue where she hoped i would have a great time .Like most people her first point of call was this site and when you read the reviews "WOW" sounds like Claridges but in kent !So she booked based on the feedback and reviews left by others .I started to panic the minute we left the main road and started driving down very narrow unlit lanes ,on arrival at Frasers you are met by a long bumpy farm track full of potholes a reception sign is nailed on an old log the final approach you may have to wing it as its not clear which way you have to go .The main building looks great as a converted barn but thats it ,reception is a metal desk borrowed from the kitchen ,NO BAR ,two sofas next to the dinner tables .The rooms at first glance look pleasant ,but look deeper and you will find hair/ dust behind tables and chairs dust and dirt covering most surfaces and dont look under the bed ! Plus point you do have electricity and a colour tv !I then decided to read the reviews myself ....Could all the great ones been written by Stevie Wonder?As a writer myself(in my spare time ) its clear that most of the reviews have been written by proffessionals in the industry to enhance Frasers reputation ,read closely Joe Bloggs in the street does not use words like beautiful ,enrich,or fantastical .Dinner was a long drawn out affair as you had nothing else to do AND i mean nothing no bar ,no seating nothing the nearest pub is 5\6 miles away .The starters were ok nothing special and the pork resembled 3 meatballs drizzled in sauce .If you wanted a bottle of wine £26.50 with only bottled stella or becks at £3.00 You will need £60.00 for some of the better champagnes,If you manage to sleep without next doors guests keeping you up then you will be the lucky ones take some ear plugs .My wife at one point was crying but as i pointed out it was not here fault and we tried to make the best of it .There is an old saying "SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE ?" IT USUALLY IS !
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- Frasers Of Coldharbour Hotel Egerton