My husband and I stayed here for two nights in February half term inspired by the Rob Brydon / Steve Coogan program "The Trip". If you like food and light comedy, I highly recommend watching the series. Coming from the South East it was a long way to come but very very worth it.
Location: Just beautiful. It's the only building for miles, in some stunning countryside. Very well signposed from the main roads and easy to find. We went for a short walk over the stepping stones one day and a longer walk across fields etc the second day. Lovely views all around, just idylic.
Room: Love the fact that you can view all the rooms online in advance and pick one. We were in Room 5 with stunning views, fireplace, huge traditionally styled room, massive and very comfortable bed & a large modern bathroom. The only downside was that there were a lot of rooms past ours on the same corridor so we had quite a few people walking past and the sound travels so we felt we could be overheard. Next time we'd ask for a room at the end of a corridor.
Food: Amazing. We are fortunate to eat at some very good places (some girls collect Mulberry bags & Jimmy Choos - I collect Michelin stars!) and this exceeded our expectations. Bar food is excellent and fairly priced (we are used to London prices, however). Restaurant food even better. We had the most gorgeous chauteaubriand with game chips etc. Huge portions and the most declicious beef I've had in ages. Breakfast equally good. You HAVE to try the Ann Foreshaw yoghurt - I'm addicted and trying to find out where to source it down South. Full English also very good.
Service: Throughout our stay the service was professional and friendly.
Overall: I'd love to return. The whole place is so relaxing. It's unpretentious (lots of walkers & dogs and muddy wellies), cosy and comfortable but with very high quality rooms, food and good service, in the middle of beautiful countryside. What's not to love?! I just wish it was closer to home so we could go back more often.
Service: Throughout our stay
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Whitewell Hotel Whitewell
- Inn Whitewell