As with my previous review of Premier Inn Rayleigh/Basildon, I can only comment on the restaurant, in particular the Sunday Carvery, rather than the hotel itself. The hotel is north of Bristol on the M5 towards Birmingham, and roughly halfway between where I live and where my mother lives. This time a friend of my mum who lives near Bristol joined us.
After a 2.5 hour nonstop drive from Manchester (Sunday morning so fairly empty roads) the location was hard to fault. Simply turn off at M5 J14, then from the southbound turning, turn right (direction Thornbury) at the lights, then right again onto the A38 direction Gloucester (old Cornwall to Midlands road before the advent of motorways!) The hotel is about a mile further on the right.
Parking looked a little exposed to motorists on the A38 but I was only there for a few hours of a summer's day so this wasn't a problem. If you stay a few nights here there may be more secure parking behind the buildings, however.
We quickly got ourselves seated and served ourselves to meat & veg. The portions were well-cooked and as large as you wanted (the beauty of a Carvery!) The man serving was very friendly even if his West Country accent was somewhat incomprehensible at times! (I lived most of my life in Plymouth and still don't speak a word of that!) One criticism I often have of roast dinners at eateries is hard veg - I like mine very soft and chewy. This was perfected here, not something I can say for a great deal of eateries!
It is likely I shall be eating here again sometime this spring or summer when meeting my Mum halfway between Plymouth and Manchester so I hope the restaurant maintains the service and quality it did last summer! It is unlikely I will ever need to stay in the hotel itself, knowing quite a few people in the Bristol area who would put me up should I ever need overnight accommodation, but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Sunday Carvery at Best Western The Gables, Just off the M5 J14, Somewhere in South Gloucestershire!
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