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The Slaughters Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lower Slaughter
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We booked for two nights at this Country Inn. The first night unfortunately no hot food available, this was out of the inn's control, but there was no offer of an alternative. We were informed that the dining room on out second night would be closed due to a wedding, but we were not informed that there would be music playing until midnight and that our room was next to this. So out peaceful country get away was far from this. The rooms are not of the quality of the website with décor needing some TLC. The bathrooms our good. For the money paid not of professional standard.

Room Tip: As far away from the dining room and driveway as the bins are collected at 7.00 a.m. as possible.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Julie B, I am sorry that your stay was not all that it should have been. As you say, us not being able to offer cooked food on the friday, was beyond our control, we did however offer a choice of many local restaurants and pubs, and even paid for a taxi for one couple without transport.
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Whenever we do have one of our few functions in the restaurant, we do always make sure that other guests are accomdated in one of our cottages, not in the main building, I am sorry if the music still disturbed you.

Best Wishes
Stuart
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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I booked this hotel as a surprise for my husbands special birthday. The minute we entered the hotel we were made to feel special. Our room was fantastic and there was a birthday card awaiting for my husband which was a very nice personal touch. The room was right on the front of the hotel overlooking the external drinking area with fabulous views. The bathroom was huge having a separate shower cubicle which was big and a separate corner bath. Eating in the restaurant was everything that I had expected and more the food and the service was excellent. I cannot wait to go back to this hotel and enjoy another visit. The staff are an asset to this hotel and deserve the recognition for all their hard work.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear AnneWallace, I am so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your little getaway. I look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Stuart
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Neath
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a perfect place to stay, right in the middle of the Cotswolds. The staff ate friendly and efficient and always ready to help . Our room was well appointed and extremely comfortable with the largest double bed I have ever seen. The large corner bath was a pleasant surprise. The only drawback was the alarmingly loud noise from the shower drain when in use. Thoroughly enjoyed the meals we had in the restaurant including wide selection of meals at breakfast and dinner.The hotel grounds are beautiful as as the surrounding area. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for coples and families.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Ewart M
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Ewart M, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your recommendation.

I hope we see you again soon.
Stuart
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in a superior room and were so comfortable and impressed. We had our 2 golden retrievers with us and the staff were sincerely welcoming. Becca on reception showed us to our room and was extremely helpful and professional. We soon realised we should have booked for longer but were unable to extend our stay as the hotel was fully booked. Throughout our stay the wonderful Will was on hand to confirm table bookings for dinner in the bar or to advise on local walks and amenities. The walk through the village along the waters edge was one we enjoyed every day with the dogs. It was also lovely sit out and relax at the tables in the beautifully maintained grounds and enjoy a lunch or cold drinks. Although our original intention was to use the Inn as a base for sightseeing, we never did stray far from the Inn and didn't bother to dine elsewhere as we were so happy and welcome and comfortable where we were. I should stress we travel with our dogs so clearly didn't eat in the restaurant but the pub itself was comfortable and relaxed and perfect for our needs. and food of a high standard for typical pub food. The superior room had everything you could want with separate shower and roll top bath in the bathroom. We have already booked our next stay as I now understand why it gets so booked up. The breakfast is fantastic too and another example of how flexible the staff are is that each day they set a table for breakfast in the bar so we could eat apart from the other diners with our 2 dogs. We found the Lower Slaughters Inn to be the perfect blend of luxury, comfort and a warm welcome and we are really looking forward to our next stay. Thank you to all the staff who made us so welcome.

Room Tip: Common Lane was heavenly!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear JanetteUk I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it embodies everything we try to do.

I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Stuart
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Lichfield
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Spent a night here for a family celebration which all enjoyed. A very pleasant relaxing hotel in a beautiful location. The staff were friendly and attentive but not intrusive. We had an excellent meal in the restaurant (with decent wine list - enjoying a couple of bin end selections) and a very good breakfast. The more rustic bar was a nice spot for a relaxed drink. The birthday card in our parents room (the stay was to celebrate each reaching a milestone birthday) was a nice touch as were the folders in the room giving a little history of the hotel and the story behind each room's name. The rooms were good quality and comfortable with good sized bathrooms. Our only disappointment was having a room over the bar - not of itself a particular problem until the wedding party also staying returned from their celebrations at around 2:00 a.m. intent on continuing the with more music, singing and revelry all of which we could hear rather too well. The noise did stop promptly after we eventually called reception, but really it shouldn't have needed our prompt to achieve this. That said this is the only complaint we had in an otherwise enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms over the bar.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear SW1001, I am so pleased you enjoyed your family celebration with us, we are a perfect venue for such occasions.

Hopefully we will see you again before the next birthday

Best wishes
Stuart
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This Inn is situated in a beautiful location and most attractively refurbished, but for the high price of a night's stay we had expected better. Where were the towelling robes, the bedside lights (only 1 existed)? Why did I have to climb into the bath for my shower when the bathroom could have accommodated a separate shower? I'm getting older and appreciate the choice of bath or walk in shower. The staff where lovely people, very friendly but lacking in knowledge as if training had been brief, scanty even. We were dropped at the door of our rooms, no attempt to show us the layout. The food was of good quality but fine dining it was not. Although these are minor niggles (and the place was clean, comfortable beds) we expected better for the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Wirralwanderer_12, I am pleased that over all you enjoyed your stay. To answer a few of your disappointments:

Our food offering is not fine dining, but good quality ingrediants cooked well.

All of our superior, jnr suites and suites all offer a seperate shower to the bath

Bathrobes are available on request.

I also think you will find us one of the best value Inn's in the Cotswolds.

If you would like to talk through any more points from your stay, please contact me at the Inn

Best regards
Stuart
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Frankfurt/Main
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The hotel was lovely and comfortable. The reception was friendly. Unfortunately we had no space for dinner to book in the hotel's restaurant (They have 2 restaurant and pub to dinner) - I do not know how delicious the restaurant serves, but the foods at the pub was did not satisfy us so much (Maybe the staff at the restaurant and pub were not so nice not only to us but also to the old where i was there.) In Lower Slaughter there're not many places to eat and some visited this hotels's restaurant and pub. We saw some visitors, who wanted to eat there but the staff refused the guests. At least some table were longly empty when we ate there. It made us feel very bad or sorry for them. Except this issue, the hotel was really good. The breakfast was also brilliant :) It is a small village to walk around to see peaceful atmosphere. Very closed to this hotel, there're the manner court if you prefer to stay at a manner house - but i recommend this hotel anyway !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank juncool
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear juncool, thank you for your recommendation. The Inn does get very busy in the evening, that is why we always advise guests to pre- book a table before arrival to guarantee a table at a certain time.

We hate to turn anyone away from our doors but sometimes it is not possible to meet all of our guests requests who have not booked a table.

I hope we see you again soon.

Stuart
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Property: The Slaughters Country Inn
Address: Formally Washbourne Court, Lower Slaughter GL54 2HS, England (Formerly Washbourne Court)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Lower Slaughter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lower Slaughter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Slaughters Country Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are in search of peace, tranquility and the epitome of English country life you need look no further than The Slaughters Country Inn (formally Washbourne Court Hotel). Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in all seasons. A truly magnificent 17th century Inn standing in four acres of grounds alongside the River Eye in the centre of Lower Slaughter, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled villages in the Cotswolds. ... more   less 
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