We booked a Groupon stay here in November 2011, and the first available weekend when I called to book a week later was Easter weekend in 2012! We arrived on Saturday afternoon and were greeted by John, the owner, who was friendly and gave us lots of recommendations for our stay.
Our room was room 1 I think, very cute and nicely done, very creaky floorboards though! The bathroom was also lovely. Our stay included dinner in the hotel which was really good and we were given a table tucked away so nice and romantic, and afterwards we had some drinks at the bar.
The next day, Easter Sunday, we got up and went for a lovely walk in Church Stretton nearby, which was where we then got engaged! We went back to the Fox Inn later for champagne to celebrate and John made us a roast dinner later on after most people had eaten. The roast was nice, but we could tell it was just what was left at the end of a Sunday serving. We imagined therefore, that we wouldn't pay full price for it, and were shocked on the Monday when we received our bill and were charged £15 per roast! Although John had seemed helpful on arrival we couldn't help but think our stay might have been made a bit more special had his wife been around. From reviews we had read previously, we were looking forward to her hospitality and felt a bit let down to some extent - of course this didn't spoil our engagement weekend, but having worked in hospitality myself, I know I would have made more of a fuss of a couple had they just got engaged whilst staying in my hotel. John even hinted that we had to leave him a tip when giving us the bill, which we found quite rude!
We will return here as it will always be a special place for us, it's a lovely, unique hotel in a lovely part of the country so would recommend a stay. Just hope that next time we're made to feel a little more special!
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- Fox Hotel Much Wenlock
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