I'm always intrigued when a place attracts 'very good' and 'poor' ratings in equal measure; and when the owner's responses to negative reviews take the form of, erm, forceful rebuttals of some of the negative comments made by visitors. When booking, I'd hoped for a 'characterful' place to stay in this quiet town (which, happily, is not flooded with corporate 'budget hotels'), and if judged as a pub alone it would attract a better rating; it clearly merits its place in the Good Beer Guide. The accommodation experience was not a success though. £45/night buys a decently-sized en suite single in this part of the world; this was a tiny cell of a room, too dark, and with the toilet (private to the room) down the corridor. The walk guidebook, from 2012, indicated £25/night, which would have been about right,. Prices have nearly doubled in a year.
No need to go beyond the public bar here.
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Thanks for the positive comments they are really helpful. This room is a single having not been 'inside' I can't comment on whether it is the same size as a cell, it's over 19 feet long and 7 feet wide. It is advertised as semi en-suite it's just a question of plumbing in a 17th century building and for this room only the toilet is across the landing. There are two windows white painted walls and a new light coloured carpet fitted only last week. This room is available from £22 per night dependent on length of stay and season and represents good value, and we offer a double single occupancy for less than the quoted £45.
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