As the other reviews state, this hotel is very different from the ultra-modern, ultra-formulised, ultra-efficient hotels - and the better for it!
We read the Trip Advisor reviews; it sounded exactly the sort of establishment we'd like. And we did. The Mears brothers were welcoming and informative, showing us to a huge comfortable room over the front door. Yes, the bathroom was without a shower but it was HUGE and warm, the bed was to-die-for comfortable and the sheets and (big, fluffy) towels sparkling clean - and there was a woodpigeon nesting in the tree outside the window.
The bar is welcoming, with a continuous supply of free nuts, (you need to grab these if you're sitting at a table or the gannets on the bar stools will have them!)
We stayed for two nights and would loved to have been there longer. One gripe: I was given a full English breakfast, understanding that it was included in the room rate, (nothing anywhere states the contrary) and was charged an extra £6 for it. It was one of the best breakfasts I've ever had so I felt mean bringing it up with Ross, but it only takes a sentence on the booking form.
Thamks for a great stay. We'll be back.
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