This was our second stay at the Old Station Inn. Both times we took advantage of the great offer on Groupon. Both stays have been consistently excellent. The rooms have been clean, well decorated and more than we expected for the cost. They are stocked with tea, coffee, hot choc, biscuits and milk. The room also has a tv and hairdryer. No soap, shampoo etc which was fine as I prefer using my own even if it is provided. The pub is a traditional local pub. We sat and chatted with the friendly, welcoming locals. The girls serving us were friendly and chatty. As a vegertarian it's hard to get good, interesting, varied dishes. But here the food is so rich in flavour you can't help but love it. Eating in the carriage is a great fun experience, and it felt rather decadant. Again the service is just right. The girls have the right mix of attentiveness mixed with a suitably relaxed, no rush feel. They chatted to us which is unusual for younger waiting staff who normally don't engage with their customers. We had a starter and main course but couldn't manage a dessert. The portions are more than ample, in fact we'd say they are enormous. Even though we don't eat meat, the meat dishes being taken past our table looked delicious. This is way beyond normal pub food, it's on a par with a really good restaurant. I've read some of the criticism on this site and wonder if they went to the same place we did. A tip to everyone using Groupon is to read the fine print. Then you know what you're getting. This is for a room only, but with a bottle of wine in the price, how many other rooms can you get for this price? My advice is if you get the chance visit the Old Station Inn and find out for yourself how yummy the food is. The rooms are on a par with any hotel offering a room only stay. A walk around the grounds proved a surprise, a very large area with outdoor eating facilities (when we finally have our summer), and beautiful gardens to have a stroll around. Deb told us she's hoping to do this offer again soon, so we'll watch out for it, and we'll be back. Highly recommended.
- Also Known As:
- The Old Station Hotel Somerset