We stayed in July 2013 for 5 nights. It is situated by the main narrow road in Porlock. We were given a huge room no.14 initially which was great for size and the standard high but because it wasn't double glazed and sat right over the passage way at back of kitchens it was noisy enough to wake us early in morning from staff talking and usual kitchen noises. The manager put us into room 15 next door to 14 but on the other side of the hotel, the maid recommended it to us,which again was huge and really comfortable with a sofa etc. this room was great. Names escape me right now but the staff seemed to do everything and worked so hard, non stop, all were personal and helpful at all times even when only one person was doing the bar, waiting, reception etc. breakfast was excellent with cereals, fruit etc and choices off the cooked menu including fish. The quality was faultless. We overheard others commenting on the quality of the food and staff. We had one evening meal as part of the package and the quality was again superb. The room was made up by a lady having moved over from Germany with her English husband having found long lost relatives. She was very helpful and thorough. Took us about 30 mins to hike down to the sea along narrow hedge lined road but was safe. The port was small but was interesting enough. The millers sister hotel/restaurant was there as well and that was worth going into as the decor and furnishings were interesting. The weather was gorgeous so we wanted to eat the fresh fish meal special one evening they advertised on the chalk board outside but only one person seemed to be doing everything so the delay was excessive and finally were told it was only for lunch but the waitress was unfriendly and matter of fact. Another table said the same which is a shame as the place itself was charming. We drove to Lynemouth area about 30mins and that was very much more interesting and we would walk for hours hiking hilly terrain to the very highest houses and along a steep country lane, phew that was hard on one of the hottest days! And also the coastal walks around that immediate area. You only get 2 hours parking but its free on the roadside but there is paid parking nearby. Ice creams expensive for what u get. Any way back to rating the hotel in Porlock. Excellent with great, helpful and hard working staff. When we sat on tables at the front after breakfast drinking our coffee from the breakfast they brought to us we did notice on at least 3 occasions tourists would go in for coffee but left through lack of service. Only because one person does everything at times before help arrives, they also work very long hours but still show a professional attitude. The hotel itself was very interesting and seating areas were different adding to the interesting feel like going into a living room with ornaments and bookshelves. The gents toilet door blends in so I couldn't find it at first!. A huge bowl with fresh fruit in greets all customers as they walk in and little bowls of toffees etc are dotted around the area. Really nice touches u only see in more expensive and modern places. Thank you to all the staff for making a much needed break following difficult personal times simply excellent and accommodating.
- Also Known As:
- Miller's Bistro & Hotel Porlock, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the same time stylish and eclectic, yet inviting and relaxed, Miller's Bistro & Hotel offers good quality, locally-sourced food and a bed to collapse into once you've eaten too much! Or you could just pop in for lunch or dinner, we are open to non-residents too and look forward to chatting over a Miller's Gin and Tonic at the bar. A warm welcome awaits the locals and traveler alike. By the roaring fire in the winter, at the bar, or in the courtyard during the summer. ... more less
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