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“Sweet experience at Friday night pudding club with accommodation at Three Ways Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Three Ways House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   on the B4632, Mickleton GL55 6SB, England   |  
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“Sweet experience at Friday night pudding club with accommodation at Three Ways Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Nice scenic drive to the hotel from the south west. Arrived in time on Friday evening to get freshened up before the pudding festivities began.

Small light meal to start before 7 puddings over 2 hour period. Great atmosphere and the pudding master really draws everyone into the spirit.

The rooms where clean and tidy but slightly over priced for what they are however if going for the pudding club would rather pay that little bit extra.

All and all nice time had and would recommend at least attempting the 7 deadly sins at least once but most likely had my full on this novelty concept

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriends parents got us a voucher for Christmas to have dinner at The Pudding club and a nights stay in the hotel.

We went on a Saturday evening (of which there seemed to be few listed dates for, most of the pudding club nights seen to be held in Fridays for some reason - which isn't convenient when you have to travel from work to get there, unless you take the Friday off specially of course) and the atmosphere awaiting dinner that evening was full of anticipation!

We were sat at large tables with fellow diners and served a 'light' main course, I had the chicken which wasn't that light actually and took up valuable pudding space! Then we were presented with 7 puddings - spotted dick, toffee apple, bread and butter, Lord Randalls, passion fruit Charlotte, chocolate pudding and ginger syrup. We were called up to the hot plate a table at a time to have a portion of pudding. This process was repeated several times (with about a 15 min gap in between helpings). I managed to try all 7 puddings (small portions mind you!) and then we voted for our favourites at the end, and you could continue having further portions of pud should you wish! The whole evening was certainly a different experience and I enjoyed it immensely. The only thing was that I was expecting a grander dining area, given how famous the Pudfing Club had become - I was expecting slightly more upmarket decor etc in the dining room (it was quite plain with old fashioned carpets).

I was pleased to be staying in the hotel that night, as we didn't finish until about 11pm. Our room was a normal (non-themed) room which was quite clean and nicely presented with a patio door that led out to a private outside table and chairs which was a nice touch.

We didn't get the best nights sleep however because a very loud heart attack inducing fire alarm went off at about 4:30am!!! We all exited the building and stood round outside for a bit until it became apparent that a stock pot had boiled dry in the kitchen or something and had set the alarms off, so it was safe for us to go back in. The alarm continued going off for a bit following that though. It would have been nice to revive an apology at check out in the morning, but nothing was mentioned.

Breakfast was very very good but it was hard to do it justice after all the puddings if eaten the night before!!!! The hotel did have some puddings and merchandise for sale, but sadly spotted dick was not one of them so my boyfriend and I bought the recipe book instead and plan to have a go ourselves at some point!

Overall a good experience, but quite costly I'm led to believe, so glad we got this as a gift rather than paying ourselves.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Did a 2 night dinner bed & breakfast stay including a pudding club night with friends. Good welcome. Rooms pleasant, clean and comfy bed but small room- hardly any gap possible between the twin beds converting from a double. Friends bathroom very small. Pudding club great experience and had good laugh. Light main course of fish cake tasty then 7 courses of different pudding. Some outstanding, some great some not so good. Really enjoyable though may put you off eating any more pudding for a while!!!!!!! . Second nights food in restaurant was superb! Couldn't fault it.
Would recommend a weekend and I would go again so husband could experience the pudding club but otherwise think it is a one per lifetime experience.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Came here as a present to the other half and signed up for the Pudding Club package which includes an overnight room.

We sprang for the a Pudding themed room which was nice to get into the Pudding Club mood but I would class it as an extravagance as the only real difference against regular rooms was a novelty paint job. The paint in the room was getting a bit dated and was beginning to peel, especially in the bathroom. Nonetheless the room was spotless and fairly sound proof.

Location wise the hotel is great for walkers (bring sturdy walking shoes) and also has some great pubs nearby for those just looking for somewhere to grab some real ale and some pub food.

Buffet breakfast in the morning was nice with locally produced food. Sausages, bacon and black pudding were all very tasty. Get there early because it tends to get a bit oil logged if sitting until the end of service.

The Pudding Club itself was probably only a three star event. The puddings were a bit too stodgy and repetitive and also not that different to what you would get in school dinners. It was very much a case of quantity over quality.

As a tip, pre arrange taxis because service is very limited and you can be left waiting for a long time if you expect one to drive by. We recommed Reg from the Red Lion in Chippenden.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We enjoyed a relaxing weekend here. It is a small country hotel in a pleasant Cotswold village. We went for local walks and enjoyed visiting Hidcote Gardens. We ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent. However, I did feel that the bar lacked atmosphere. We returned to the bar after after an evening in Stratford upon Avon. The lighting is quite bright and whilst relaxing with our evening drinks, the gas fire was switched off at 10.55 p.m. and then they removed the logs from the "real fire" in the reception - maybe this was a fire precaution?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SimonCoombe, Owner at Three Ways House Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you had a relaxing break with us and found the food served to be excellent. There are some great walks from the hotel and within a couple of weeks time the Bluebells will be out on one of the circular walks. I am sorry that you found the bar lacking in atmosphere later in the evening, the bar gas fire should not be turned off too early. You are absolutely correct in your assumption about clearing the log fire, we are required to do this as a fire precaution by our insurers. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back again.
Many Thanks Simon Coombe
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Stock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed here with a large group of friends for a weekend away in this part of the world. A couple of the group wanted to attend the pudding club on the Friday evening. We all went along - but puddings are not my thing and “organised jollity” I can live happily without. If you enjoy puddings and custard and like to clap and cheer for food being paraded in to the room– then maybe this is for you; but it’s not for me! Puddings aside, the food over the weekend was pretty reasonable – the breakfast buffet was worthy of special mention – a good selection of hot food - fresh items regularly replacing those on display and very tasty! Dinner on the Saturday night was a bit hit and miss – some dishes in the group were excellent, others not so good. On the whole the food is reasonable and better than many places I stayed in, but nothing especially noteworthy. We stayed in one of the “themed” rooms. It was small for the price and I believe the kind word is “eclectic” in decoration. Others may say quirky or characterful but “odd” would do as well! The bed linen was nice quality but the mattress was poor with far too much “roll-together” for a good night’s rest. Bathroom was OK – very good shower over bath and Molton Brown toiletries. I know that this is a very old building but there was a “musky damp” smell in the room on arrival, so we spent the weekend with the window open which seemed to do the trick, but made it very cold in the middle of the night. The staff were very friendly and did everything possible to make us feel welcome. We paid just short of £500 for 2 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast which in my opinion was rather a lot of money for what we got. This is an average hotel in a lovely village but makes a great deal of its pudding club which is the thing (I suspect) which keeps it going. If in this part of the world again I would be tempted to see what else is on offer.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SimonCoombe, Owner at Three Ways House Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
I appreciate you taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I will certainly check the musky smell and the mattress in Lord Randall's room, we do use Hypnos beds and mattresses in all rooms, but maybe there is an issue with this one.
The Pudding Club is a jovial, fun and indulgent evening, and the Pudding bedrooms are designed to be quirky. I am really pleased that you enjoyed breakfast and appreciated the attentiveness of the staff, we have a great team.
Hotels are such a personal thing, I am sorry if we did not tick all the boxes for you, we seem to for most.
Many Thanks
Simon Coombe
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We chose this hotel for our company Xmas party and they could not do enough for us. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and the themed rooms were great fun. The food was delicious and the puddings were to die for!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SimonCoombe, Owner at Three Ways House Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments, I will ensure that they are passed on to the hotel team. I hope that you will be back this Christmas if not before.
Thanks Simon Coombe
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Address: on the B4632, Mickleton GL55 6SB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Mickleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mickleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Ways House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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