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The Slaughters Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lower Slaughter
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Birthday at Slaughters Inn”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was a very enjoyable stay in a beautiful location and I would recommend the hotel to others, there were just a few things however that stopped it getting another star.

Firstly, the room was unbearably hot! I turned the radiator off and had the window wide open all night and I was still too hot in the middle of November! This made sleeping uncomfortable, even though I had a very comfortable king-sized bed. The underfloor heating in the bathroom was sometimes too hot to stand on.

The room had all the necessary amenities but the TV was tiny! It was smaller than a portable, which meant watching TV in bed was a little annoying.

The standard of the food and service was very good both in the restaurant and bar area. However, the booking mechanism in the bar was slightly confusing. We had to book a table in the bar due to demand, which we didn't particularly mind, but when you go into the bar you find that all the tables are reserved but no-one actually sits at them? Others wanted to come in and sit down but couldn't due to the reservations but yet still no-one turned up and when we left the bar at about 8:30 there were still a whole host of reserved tables with no-one sitting at them. This was also true during the afternoon. I'm sure there is a reason for it but I can't think what it might be?

Overall a very enjoyable stay with pleasant staff and very close to getting 4 stars, if I could award half stars then I would have given it three and a half.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear DrMothra, I am glad that on the whole you had an enjoyable stay with us.
To answer a couple of your points.
We do reserve tables in our bar area for residents who have chosen to eat in this area,, but we do not allocate them a specific table as we find that personal preference on where to sit is very varied in the bar, so we like to give the guests the choice.
We are indeed enjoying a very mild start to November, but as I am sure you will understand, one persons room being to hot is another’s just right and another’s to cold.
I do hope you will come and enjoy our Inn again, maybe in the summer when all the heating will be off
Best Regards
Stuart
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was our second stay here. We came back to celebrate a friends birthday after having such a lovely stay on our last visit . The staff were amazing yet again . They are very attentive , friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them . We got upgraded which was fantastic , they could not do enough for us . A big thankyou to karen , Sophie , lee and roman for making us feel so welcome and going above and beyond for us it was very much appreciated and made our friends birthday all that more special ! we can not fault our stay at all , we would definatly return again and recommend to others .

  • Stayed November 2013
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Suzanne1973nov, thank you for you great review and your recommendation.
I will look forward to welcoming you back for a third stay soon
Best Wishes
Stuart
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed at this lovely hotel for a 65th birthday treat for my husband.It was a Secret Escapes deal,on arrival we were met by very friendly reception staff,who booked us in then showed us to Cotton Hall, the room we had requested.What a great room,clean,light+airy,a huge very comfortable bed,we could have been at a Alistair Sawday property!
We ate in the hotel,as we got a complimentary glass of bubbly,it was busy but the staff were very quick + efficient. After dinner,we retired to a room with a cosy log fire,to finish our bottle of wine.
Breakfast the next morning was excellent,we thouroughly enjoyed the "Slaughter" experience and hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Ann186302, I am so pleased you had a great birthday treat with us. Keep an eye on our own web page for more great deals this winter.
Best
Stuart
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

The service was excellent and the room very attractive and comfortable. We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was well prepared. The cozy atmoshpere of the bar was very nice. We would enjoy a return trip to spend more time in the Inn.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Becky406, thank you for your kind review. If you were looking to come back for a longer stay next time, our 3 nights for the price of 2 offer is still available at the moment
Best Wishes
Stuart
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had a beautiful room with every amenity which seems to be absent from many of the hotels. A large bathtub, heated towels,soap & shampoo, etc. The bar area is very charming...the fire blazed in the huge fireplaces...excellent service. Dinner & breakfast were also excellent as was the service. October weather was very mild so we had no need of heat or conditioning so I can't vouch for those.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear AnnieZee, thank you for your very kind review.
I hope we see you again soon
Stuart
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kent
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay., what can i say apart from "excellent", upon arrival we received a lovely warm welcome by Samantha on reception..The staff cannot do enough for you, Thank you to Stacey and Ben in the restaurant for the wonderful service, and of course Will in the bar, We are already planning our next visit. I truely cannot fault this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Ruthalan2013, I am so pleased you enjoyed your 3 night break with us. I will make sure all the staff you mention read your review, and are suitably rewarded for excellent customer service.
I look forward to welcoming you again soon
Best Wishes Stuart
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We decided to go to the Cotswolds and sheer luck we booked the Slaughters. From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant was lovely, food excellent waiting on staff absolutely lovely in fact everyone we met was extremely polite helpful and friendly. The room and bathroom was clean and well appointed with double aspect view of the grounds. The only thing I would say is a plug nearer a dressing table for the hair dryer and maybe some lovely fluffy dressing gowns would have made our stay even better. I would recommend this country hotel to everyone.

Room Tip: Our room was 'Holland' lovely dual aspect and quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BOB31, General Manager at The Slaughters Country Inn, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Maureen M, I am so please you enjoyed your one night away with us, you will have to stay for longer next time.
Best Wishes
Stuart
PS Dressing gowns are available on request
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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
Hotel Style:
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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