We chose The Post Office B&B at the Three Horseshoes Pub for our one night stay in Wells because the pub and food had some good revues and we wanted something traditional and a bit quirky and this seemed to deliver…
After a long drive we arrived and as we’d been told, there was nobody there to meet us when we arrived. We had been told to go round the back and our room would be obvious and ready with the key in the door. On arrival it wasn’t at all obvious which room in the post office was ours so we rang the bell as the notice suggested and no one came. After standing in the dark and cold for ten minutes wondering what to do had to let ourselves in to what appeared to be the post office accommodation building. This felt odd and a little uncomfortable as we had to wander around tentatively opening doors of rooms until by the powers of deduction we found the one we presumed must be ours.
I have done a lot of travelling and have stayed in many B&B’s and hotels, some great some not so and I don’t consider myself a snob. I’m happy to stay in a basic functional room and don’t require frills but this room was truly awful! It was dirty, damp and dated with a nasty dirty brown carpet, faded grubby curtains, and a dirty old divan bed with an old sagging hard mattress. The wall in the far corner was damp and peeling with plaster and paint falling off the wall above the pillow on the bed and the bathroom was tired mouldy and damp. The location of the room was also a bit bizarre as it was directly off the breakfast room so when people came for breakfast in the morning they would be sitting directly outside your bedroom door?!
Plus points were that it was warm and there appeared to be plenty of toiletries and tea and coffee stuff provided. That’s really all I can think of to say on a positive note though…
This room was being charged at £70 per night, which in my opinion was way over the top for something of this standard but even if it had been £25 I just didn’t want to stay there. Because we couldn’t find anybody to speak to, had no phone signal and the pub didn’t open for another 45 minutes we just had to leave. We went back into Wells where we found a B&B for the same price which was clean, functional and well kept.
Such a shame as this could be a great little place with some TLC and attention to detail.
- Also Known As:
- The 3 Horseshoes
- The Three Horseshoes Hotel Wells-Next-The-Sea
- The Three Horseshoes Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk