We booked at the last minute, ( Thursday, to arrive on the Saturday) and the only room left was a Family room. As there was only two of us the owner said we could have it at a reduced rate. The room was spacious, clean and with all the facilities you would expect. My only issue with the room and with other establishments of type is the issue of really basic toilet paper. I find I use 3 times as much so it is not really a saving for the hotel. The bar is lively, especially with 'Budge' the 27 year old parrot. The food we had for lunch was OK but I don't consider a beef and ale casserole with a piece of puff pastry triangle laid on top to be a 'Pie'. I think a pie should have its' crust cooked with it, not, as this obviously was, baked separately. We went into the dining room for our evening meal, and had a crab salad, which we had been looking forward to. The meal was good, but the surroundings were more like a transport Cafe and not a restaurant. Bare tables with mats out of the seventies. We were paying around £12 each for this meal and to have to use cheap pressed steel cutlery as found in really basic cafes we felt was not really on. Did they think we would steal them if they were better quality. The breakfast was very good though, nicely presented and not over facing. 10 out of 10. All in all a nice weekend stay only slightly spoilt by things which with a little time and money spent on detail would make a load of difference. Beautiful little village as well.
- Also Known As:
- Smugglers Rest Mortehoe, Devon