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The County Hotel

Banff AB45 1AE, Scotland
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The food here is superb. The boards outside are a bit baffling - they give no idea of what to expect but once inside the atmosphere is pleasant in a lovely old building. The chef is the owner. He came to talk to us as were unsure about the difference between the bistro and the restaurant and he was very... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Hidden away in Banff is this surprising hotel. Small, and a period piece. Run by Eric, who is a Frenchman from Montpellier and his wife Vida (an airlines stewardess), it's friendly, comfortable and has some seriously good cooking. Eric loves to talk about food, and if you stay for more than a day, he will discuss options on his menu.... More 

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I stayed here with family whilst visiting family that live in Banff and Macduff. The hotel was very clean and quiet which is just how I like it. The room I stayed in was the Salmon room which has beautiful views of the bay. We had a meal at the evening which was very nice as was the breakfast the... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I stayed here for one night and was very impressed. The host (Eric) was very friendly and a very personable character and the hotel was very interesting. It had bags of character and the food was excellent as well. After a long road trip, the Cullen Skink soup made by Eric was the best I've had in ages.

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Thank Stuart B
Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I thought the rooms were overpriced for the type of accomodation. Tired and old fashioned in its interior. Bed was too soft for my personal choice. Good powerful shower, great breakfast. Jolly, friendly host. Was clean, but in need of an update or a lower price to suit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Charming period property hotel with delightful hosts and staff. Very quirky decor. Lovely views from adequate room, but sadly bed not comfortable. Ideally situated in the high street with parking to the rear. Lovely food. Can recommend, but check bedfirst!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights through Work and it was a pleasant stay not the best I've stayed in but by far not the worst... room was clean and tidy and warm when heating on although not double glazed so will be cold in winter.... food at night was excellent especially the mushroom soup and steak pie I had and... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a wedding in Banff and the Banff Springs was full so booked into county, it's very tired looking but bed was comfy. The hotel was very noisy at 7am with lots of banging doors, there was no breakfast menu just what would you like, my husband wanted bacon sausage and hash brown or fried bread but got 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We now have been regulars at the restaurant. Eric is a great chef, the food is always superb and it is by far one of the best top 5 restaurants I've been to in Scotland. The food is really lovely and I feel as if I'm back home in France every time i go to there. We love it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Very enjoyable stay at the hotel, run by a very friendly Frenchman and his Scottish wife. Good safe place to store our bikes. Had dinner, bed and breakfast and found the food excellent. Would definitely go back.

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