My Partner booked a meal for us for my 50th, we arrived for lunch, and were shown into the drawing room, lots of soft squashy sofas, around the room for you t choose from, a guest book was on the table for you to leave your comment.
For guests staying at the hotel, it was used as a lounge, there were board games available, to keep family's entertained, a gorgeous view of the garden and terrace, tables and chairs were arranged in groups for you to chose where you sat, wile waiting to be called in for your meal.
While waiting you can view items for sale, pottery, jewellery, recipe books, aprons and other cotton items with the Gidleigh logo on.
In the toilets, there was a showcase, showing gold jewellery, earrings, tie pins, money clips, pens, all can be purchased at the reception desk.
The hotel has a wealth of polished wooden parquet flooring, and a luxurious oak panelled reception area, where we were greeted by a very attentive member of staff, as were all the staff during our visit.
When we went into the small dining room, and shown to our table, this again was oak panel lined, with views over the garden, and ether side of the door were glass panelled showcases of bottles of fine wine.
Our meal was superb, Michael Cains the Head Executive Chef produced a fantastic menu, we had a starter of boiled quails egg on a bed of spinach, a watercress soup in a shot glass, and croutons. The main course was beef twice cooked, with roasted baby carrots and parsnips and jus. We had a cheese course, where we were able to choose a selection of cheeses, from the cheese trolley, It was the biggest cheese trolley I had ever seen, full of every cheese you could think of and more, we chose our favourite, and then with the help of the cheese waitress, we chose three more, we both tried a cheese aged in champagne, and then had a selection of hard and soft cheese's. For desert, we had a trio of deserts, and a special touch, they made me a Chocolate Birthday Card, swirled milk and white chocolate slice, with Happy Birthday piped across it, it was the icing on the occasion, and we have promised ourselves that one day we will return and spend either a week/weekend there, or Christmas, you can hire the pavilion cottage that sleeps up to 8 people.
Throughout or day at Gidleigh Park, we were treated by the most attentive of staff, with extensive knowledge on each dish, the wines to go with each course and of course not forgetting the cheese trolley, we had a fantastic time, we were really looked after, and thoroughly enjoyed it, its a fantastic place, well worth a visit/stay.
There isn't a bad room. The pavilion is ideal for a family Christmas get away, there are small...
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