I booked this overnight stay thanks to an offer from Secret Escapes. It included a cream tea on arrival, three course dinner, a bottle of wine, bed and breakfast. The suite we had, the Rodney, had an enormous (more than 2 metres in length) sofa and 5 floor to ceiling windows which overlooked undulating fields. It also had a four poster bed and a huge bathroom. It would have been nice if the bathroom had a separate shower, considering its size, but it was a nice powerful shower all the same.
I perused the sample menu online, liked the look of one of the starters so when I rang to book a time for dinner, I asked Tamsin what the chances were of that starter being on the menu. On arrival at the hotel, Tamsin was on the reception desk. She remembered my request, looked online at the menu and went down to the kitchen to see if something similar could be replicated for me. She returned to tell me that the chef was more than happy to do that starter for me!! We went down to dinner and my special starter arrived...it was divine as was the whole meal. I had salmon ravioli with a smoked salmon and chive sauce followed by sea bass on wilted spinach and saffron potatoes followed by the cheese board which was wonderfully presented and very tasty. My husband had a fish pattie followed by lamb also finishing with the cheese board. The whole meal was first class and Karl, our waiter, was very attentive but not overly so. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful and the cream tea, sitting in front of a log fire, was yummy!
Having read other reviews, I would agree that some aspects of the hotel are a little in need of some TLC but my husband and I both liked the fact that the hotel was not at all stuffy and that the staff were wonderfully helpful and approachable.
We will definitely go back!
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- Kitley House Hotel Yealmpton, Devon