We have visited here numerous times and booked a table for three for a late lunch at 14.30 a few days ago. While enjoying a drink at the bar at 14.50 we were told we needed to order immediately as the kitchen closed at 15.00 This we did but no mention of this made at booking.
We ate in the bar area which can be busy and noisy but our large table for three was in fact laid for two so needed to be rearranged, we had called to advise we would be a party of three not two.
Service is rarely with a smile but the food on this occasion was great, served quickly and generous portions and we all enjoyed our meal. Do be aware when you book a table you will be asked if you want the English or Thai menu on the day, it seems impossible to persuade them to let us choose when we arrive and new visitors would not know what was on the menu anyway.
Our bill for three people, three starters, three mains, four glasses of wine, two glasses of champagne, one beer and one water was £134 We left at 16.45 but we're not out under any pressure to leave or vacate the table. Bar was busy with Xmas parties but atmosphere good.
This place could be so much better than it is. Customer service is poor, and it lives off its, in my opinion, ostentatious reputation and kitsch decor which is not to my taste. It's convenient for us to meet friends there, but it's a better place in the summer when you can sit outside in the garden.
Overall, it could take itself less seriously, stop trying to be elitist (which it isn't) and price their food, drink and rooms more sensibly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The original Crazy Bear has been entertaining guests since its creation in 1993. Abundant gardens, eclectic design, award winning dining and inventive facilities, within eighty acres of working farmland all contribute to its distinctive personality. The Crazy Bear Stadhampton is a unique oasis in a countryside setting, and is the foundation for our Crazy Bear culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crazy Bear Stadhampton
- Hotel Crazy Bear
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