Off to a promising start, good location, nice bar with good ales. I'm afraid downhill from there. They've obviously not listened to previous reviews regarding using a hoover in either the hallways or the rooms themselves, as I would imagine one has not been pushed around in a while. The meal on the first evening was adequate (just).
Breakfast was a major letdown the following morning. Firstly there were a couple of bowls of cereal and some bread and packets of jam laid out that was it, nothing else. We had to ask for orange juice and coffee. We were poured a glass of orange juice, the waitress then took the jug back to the kitchen! We'd requested a vegertarian breakfast, when this was delivered after 45 minutes (very cold), it consisted of some mushrooms, egg, some beans and a hash brown looking some what like a hockey puck. We would have had some toast, difficult as the toaster didn't work that well, as in 15 minutes to lightly brown a piece of bread.
Having been out for the day and then returning for the rugby we foolishly chanced our luck in the resturant again. Poor service, poor food to say the least. At this point I pulled the manager to one side and was very polite in listing my complaints to him. Fair play to him he listened and promised to rectify them.
Low and behold an improvement at breakfast the following morning (and a very serious attempt to suck up to us), although it would have been nice if the other guests had been offered the fresh fruit and yoghurts as well.
We checked out early and were pleased to see that we had not been charged for the meal the night before. It realy is a shame as this place has the potential to be somewhere special, they just need to pay more attention to detail. We have stayed in hotels worldwide and nowhere is perfect we're not fussy and are happy to overlook minor things as long as the quality in general is good. I'm afraid not with this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of Shakespeare country only four miles from Stratford upon Avon the Blue Boar Inn represents the best of an old English country pub, the oldest parts of the building date back to the early 1600s. Stay in comfortable en suite bedrooms, some which still retain impressive original features, such as wooden beams and stone walls. Including a range of three, four and five bed family rooms. Food is available from lunchtimes 12.00 noon- 2,30pm and dinner 6.00pm- 9.00pm options include an à la carte restaurant menu and a homemade pub food menus complimented by a range of ales and wines.According to church records, William Shakespeare was married in Temple Grafton church in the year 1582 to one Ann Whateley. The name is thought to be a misspelling of Hathaway.Records show that there has been an alehouse at the inn since that time, also a glass-covered well in the restaurant bar is some 35 feet deep and its pure water was once used in the brewing process. today, the well is the home of a family of gold fish. From this comfortable and convenient relaxing base, you can explore Stratford Warwick, the Vale of Evesham, Cotswolds Slightly further afield, The Malvern Hills, and Birmingham and NEC is within about 30 minutes' drive by car.Here at the Blue Boar we are here to cater for your every need and can arrange hire cars, taxis and packed lunches to compliment your touring of our wonderful local attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Blue Boar Hotel Alcester