Quirky place, but overall it feels the people running it don't care.
The food is very variable. It is far worse than I (an average cook) cook at home. Service is erratic and I felt little interest in making me as a customer feel satisfied. I ordered curry one night which has made me feel ill and was a skewer of dubious tasting chicken with a plate of yellow goo which had a 'don't eat me' smell.
Lamb cutlets one night were okay but served wiuth stringy home grown beans with almost indigestble skins that I had to spit out on the plate rather than swallow. Gravy nice but again if you pay for it then surely it should be edible for the guests.
The courtyard room was freezing and seemed to have no heating. I had another room the night before in the house which was okay.
The owner, I think he was, clearly recognised the curry was not right because he came over to say it wasnt perfect 'but there you go' without me even saying anything. This felt like he didnt care enough about me as a guest to replace or refund it.
Overall it feels like a good lark for the owners who for whatever reason think the guests are just sort of there to enjoy the abience of the old furniture and so on.
I actually feel ill now and so need ot go to bed!
In ten years I have made a negative comment twice. This is the second!
- Also Known As:
- Blue Boar Hotel Maldon, Essex