The Gables is a very good B&B located right in the heart of one of the nicest villages in England (it won the 1999 competition). On the ground floor they have a charming tea shop, which looks like something out of one Miss Marple's novels. The owners are very welcoming and accommodation is very comfortable with most rooms en suite. Rooms are traditionally decorated as this is a typical black and white house, full of character. Our bed was very comfortable and we had an excellent night's sleep.
There are some very, very minor points which if addressed would propel this B&B to stratospheric heights. The hospitality tray for example, would benefit from a slightly greater choice of beverages to include herbal tea and hot chocolate, rather than just tea or coffee (and please, please, PG Tips at this level of service is definitely a no-no!) also even a little biscuit wouldn't go amiss. The bathroom, which was by the way very clean, didn't have anywhere to put our toiletries, no shelves of any kind and this made it awkward to use. Aside from a shelf, a small sachet of shower gel, in addition to the basic hospitality soap, would be a nice touch too.
English breakfast was faultless with high quality produce and good coffee.
I would definitely stay again and if these comments are read I hope they are taken constructively as this place definitely deserves to excel.
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