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“Beautiful, comfortable, welcoming” 5 of 5 stars
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Church Stoke SY15 6TW, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Church Stoke B&B and Inns
New Haven, Connecticut
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“Beautiful, comfortable, welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

My wife and I stayed here while walking Offa's Dyke and had an excellent experience. The proprietors were very welcoming to us in all our wet, muddy glory, and immediately served us an excellent tea in their kitchen (beautiful scones and cream!). The room was large and very comfortable, and the setting is gorgeous. Breakfast was delicious. Also, the shower was great! Say hello to Jess, the friendliest sheep dog in Wales.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Had the lovely pleasure of being a guest at Drewin Farm in May 2012 while walking the Offa's Dyke Path. Having being unable to make contact beforehand due to a faulty phone, I was unable to arrange for an evening meal but even on a Sunday evening with no notice my hostess was extremely obliging and served a fine light tea as she was hurrying out to Sunday evening mass and on her return most graciously put together a lovely ommelette and chips to keep the hunger pangs at bay. Had a lovely cosy single room with shared bathroom but as the other couple who were staying had an en-suite, no inconvenience there and joy of joys, no shower- had to make do with a long, luxurious soak in the bath :-)). The only drawback to be aware of is the distance from the nearest village/shop but forewarned is forewarned.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

Mrs Richards is a motherly and caring host and you are certainly taken care of in her home. This is not a hotel style accommodation. You are very definitely lodging in a working farmhouse. Mrs Richards try's hard to look after everyone but you may need to fit in with the concensus view of other guests over mealtimes. And Mrs Richards prefers not to cook in the evenings unless she has seversl guests at the same time. Instead she will take you to a local hotel so you can have a meal there.
The whole place has the warm feeling of a happy functioning home and you will be well cared for. If you want a choice of menu or mealtimes or the total attention to hotel standard cleanliness you should seek out a hotel. But for an affordable, comfortable place to stay that is right on the Offs's Dyke path, Drewin Farm is hard to beat.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Homely welcome with tea and Welsh cakes, mmm...... our twin room with super view had all facilities and more! Loved the many extras, like the foot scrub after a long walk! So helpful and supportive when we mislaid the car keys.....! Simply cannot fault anything. May you have a bountiful year, you deserve it for all the effort you put into it. Take note future walkers you will not be disappointed! And the food....plenty and beautifully cooked and presented. Just the job after a long day's walk.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Our tour company told us in their description of Drewin Farm that the BB people were "happy to take us to town for dinner" since the BB is far away from a pub and we had already had a long of hiking on Offa's Dyke. When we arrived, we were told that we could not be transported to town because it was lambing season and the owner of the BB needed sleep. We asked if there was a taxi and we were told yes. Unfortunately, we were told later, the one taxi driver was incapacitated so the owner ended up taking us to town in the evening and at that time seemed very pleased to do so. We were very grateful and left money and a thank you note in our room in the morning. However, when we were ready to leave, the owner asked us to pay for the trip to town since her husband had missed out on sleep. We said that we had already left money in the room but what we thought was genuine kindness, was not. Think twice before staying here as it is too far to walk from the BB to a pub in the evening and just know in advance that they want to be paid for the trip.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

After walking 11 straight hours on the most demanding part of the Offa's Dyke path, my feet and stomach were crying out for a little tea and sympathy and they got both! We arrived later than planned at 8pm but Mrs Roberts was waiting with a large pot of tea and despite preparing for a family christening, found time to cook dinner for my friend and I. We retreated to our well equipped, homely bedroom and had a hot shower. The only thing lacking was a hairdryer in the bedroom. This is a traditional farm with a warm and friendly welcome.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Lovely people on a working farm right on Offa's Dyke. We had a cosy twin room which was well appointed and there were some lovely touches such as the foot balms (ideal for walkers!). The ensuite shower room is a bit small but everything is available within it.
We were welcomed in off the hills with copious cups of tea and Welsh cakes and then after hot showers we were back down for home made soup, ham and potatoes - we'd rolled in so late off the hills that Ceinwen had to rustle us something and it was very much appreciated (especially as she and Robert were preparing for a family event the next day).
Breakfast was just as hearty. A cab was called to take us into Montgomery for a look around before we rejoined the Dyke walk.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Drewin Farm

Address: Church Stoke SY15 6TW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Church Stoke
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Church Stoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17th C farmhouse retaining much of its original character with oak beams and Inglenook fireplace. En-Suite bedrooms with panoramic views. Fully central heated. Offa's Dyke path runs through the farm. Best Breakfast award for Wales, WTB Award, which recommended. ... more   less 

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