Just back from a one night stay at Bramblewick for the Jubilee weekend, to celebrate my birthday.
No problem with check in, we stayed in the Studio room right at the top of the building, which is reached via a narrow quirky and steep staircase. Fantastic 17th century old building which used to be the village bakery (you can still see the doors of the old ovens in the restaurant below)
Our room was nice, with a seperate living area which had a two seater leather sofa, television, DVD player (with a DVD cabinet, just help yourself to a good choice of movies for no charge) gas fire, a small table and chairs, and a sort of kitchenette (no cooking facilities but tea making facilities and a sink) We were missing cups in our room to make tea/coffee- we had to ask for these when we went for dinner, although they were delivered whilst we ate.
We had dinner in the restaurant - the King Prawn & Avocado salad caught my eye-I was informed they were out of Avocado, so it was just a 'King Prawn Salad'...however although my starter was presented well and was tasty, the prawns were small and not King as advertised.I still enjoyed it, and hubby enjoyed his Mussels starter, and said he thought they were the nicest he had ever tasted.
We both had the Rib Eye steak, which was cooked to perfection, with hand cut chunky chips and a medley of fresh vegetables. My meal came before my cutlery as my place was only half set. Ate every bit of steak, not an ounce of fat on it-delicious. Plenty of lovely desserts on the menu but no room to sample any! Hubby had an Irish coffee. Our meal for two came to £75 - a bit expensive but we did have a £22.95 bottle of Prosecco as they had run out of the cheaper one.
The shower room is okay, but watch for the sloping ceiling above the shower-we both cracked our head twice! There was complimentary shampoo sachets, but no shower gel, which was a shame as I had forgot to take any! Also the face cloth we were given was red and I discovered on using it in my shower that it hadnt been previously washed- by the end of my shower it looked like a scene from Pyscho! Our bed was quite small, I would say it was 'queen' sized, but comfy enough.
We didn't have a very good nights sleep-the curtains are cream and very thin, so let in the light from the street lights at night. Noisy people outside returning home after a night out disturbed us again about 1.30am- this is an old building with orginal windows so no noise insulation! The seagulls were going crazy throughout the early hours (of course I'm not blaming Bramblewick for this but just feel it is relevant to mention it - if you have earplugs then take them!) Then the daylight came at dawn which was so bright I thought the light had been switched on. Please Bramblewick invest in some thicker curtains with a blackout lining! We were woken again at 7am by a delivery lorry, I think it may have been delivering to the Bay Hotel pub opposite. Gave up on sleep after this..
Breakfast was lovely - choice of cereal (although they had forgotten to lay our table with cereal spoons so we ate ours with a teaspoon) orange juice, followed by a full English (the mushrooms were lovely, nice quality sausage and thick bacon) and everything was piping hot. Really set us up for the day.
The lady who served us at all times ( I think this is Hayley?) was lovely, a very pleasant and attentive hostess and I wish her well with Bramblewick. We will definately return for a meal but I don't think we would stay here again. It is a beautiful building with great food but I feel it is lacking in a few of the finer points of making a stay that little bit special.
The studio is a decent size with a seperate seating area
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