We booked this as an opportunity arose for a weekend escape and to be honest we would normally have found a hotel but there were none available. Lancers House is a large B&B and the first impression was good. Easy to find on the A30 outside Wilton, nice room, lovely countryside etc. They do dinner as well as breakfast, but we didn't book for the first night as we assumed there would be space. That was our first and fatal error.
We hadn't realised just how good the food was, Saturday night was rammed and so we had to eat in another, local pub, and wait for breakfast to find out what we'd missed. Home made bread, (check out the chilli and onion) free range home grown eggs, homemade sausage bacon, hash brown, beans, tomatoes, with option for lemon curd, jam, cheese, homemade croissants, the list is too big for here and was just fabulous.
We had to wait for dinner to eat there again and once again no disappointment. Home grown peas and mint in the soup, lovely rich fish pie and the amazing home made ice cream, (3 scoops of heaven, £4.50) ended a lovrly day exploring.
So in conclusion. A little pricy for a bed, fantastic breakfast, and a dinner that guaranteed that we will stay here again and make sure we book to eat both nights!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lancers House is an elegant, licensed guesthouse set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in rural Wiltshire, nestling in 3 acres of its own grounds and benefiting from stunning views across to the downs and over the historic Fovant memorial badges and is conveniently located off the A30.Our rooms are all individually designed and decorated and because we know how important a good night's sleep is, we have supplied all our rooms with beds of exceptional quality ranging from Memory Foam or Relyon to Millbrook and Vi-Spring. Each room has an LCD television and access to all the digital channels, a hairdryer, alarm clock, sewing kits, tea and coffee making facilities and bottles of filtered water come as standard. Every room has its own en-suite shower room complete with heated towel rails and a range of toiletries.We don't believe in hidden extra costs such as parking and have therefore built our own free on-site car park which provides enough space for up to two cars per room. Wi-Fi is available and again this is supplied with our compliments, mobile signals are exceptionally good across the range of networks.When it comes to our award winning breakfasts we try to bring you a piece of "The Good Life" with a large cooked menu to compliment the diverse continental offering. Our breakfast offering includes various vegetarian options as well as homemade produce including marmalade, preserves, sausages and our butter is even home churned. The eggs come from our own free range hens that can be spotted foraging around the grounds and we bake a variety of breads on a daily basis.Why not relax in the guest lounge which is equipped with a TV and comfy sofa's. You could even enrol in one of our artisan bread making courses.Lancers House offers all the comforts of a smart hotel but at bed and breakfast prices and backed up with our personal service.Lancers House is a great base for exploring the South and South/West of England. Just a short drive will enable you to visit the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, The New Forest, Wilton House, Sherborne and it's two Castles, Longleat Safari Park or even the Jurassic coast. ... more less
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