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The Woolaston Inn
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The Woolaston Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Lydney B&B and Inns
Horning, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“We will return!!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We chose this B&B because of the GHURKHA influence and we were not disappointed. We had a very warm welcome, comfortable room, and delicious food. We highly recommend the House Specials. Will certainly visit this restaurant again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I've driven past the Woolaston Inn on many occasions and from the outside it isn't the most appealing of places, but inside there is a hidden gem.

The Gurkha restaurant served one of the best curries I've had. I do like Nepalese food, and this didn't disappoint. The Hillboy Special was great and the naan bread was delicious.

A nice atmosphere in an interestingly decorated dining room, with attentive and polite staff.

Will return again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 716 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Myself and three friends visited this restaurant last night having heard good thinks, we booked ahead as we were not sure how busy it might be. Need not have worried, when we arrived the huge car park was empty apart from one car.

On entering we were ignored by teh one member of staff at receoption ( a desk in the corridor) and when we finally did get his attention he spent ages checking the reservation list (which was visibly empty) looking for our name, which apparently had been lost. Anyhow, no bid deal, we were asked of we wanted to have drinks in the bar which we accepted. My wife asked what wine they had by the glass, none it would seem, only miniature bottles much like you would get on a plane. Even then there were only three to choose between.
So having 'poured' or drink we were immediately shown back into the (empty) restaurant – odd, and as one of my friends suggested, perhaps it was to save him the trouble of bringing the drinks to the table.

When the food arrived it was impossible to tell one dish from another, all four of us had ordered totally different sounding dishes, yet without exception all three had identical sauces. A kind of insipid blend of liquidated tomato and lentil. The only differentiation being the single sad looking chilli on mine.

The meat was simply bland boiled chicken lumps that had obviously just been chucked in at the end, they had no flavour whatsoever and the sauce just tasted like a third rate school curry, or worse. When the wine finally arrived (after the main course was served) the waiter dumper it on the table and walked off. No offer to try,and he did not even have the courtesy to unscrew the top. Perhaps because he knew it was undrinkable – it was literally disgusting.

At no time were we asked if everything was alright, we were totally ignored until we asked or the bill. You would think the fact 95% of the food was untouched would solicit concern, but no, he did not bat an eye. So we left the food, the wine and possibly one of my worst experiences I a very long time. We will never ever be going back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We live in newport wales and just needed a one night stay while sightseeing in forest of dean .Honestly cannot find any fault with our stay we had a very pleasant comfortable time. The room was really nice , comfortable and very clean. Cooked breakfast was very nice and really nicely cooked with more tea than we could drink. Really nice friendly hosts.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Blakeney, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

First went here on a Thursday night and it was fantastic - really good food and excellent service. Wnet again on Sunday just to ensure it wasn't a one off, and even better. Great food. Will now be my restaurant of choice for Indian & Ghurka food

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Had a lovely night at the Woolaston Inn. The bed was large and comfy for a single room, and it was a very clean and spotless room. The breakfast was filling and well cooked, but the earliest I could've had it was 8:15am, which was a little later than I wanted to be out in the morning. The only reason I cannot give it five stars is the noise from the restaurant below. Although it didn't bother me, I feel other people may get annoyed by it. Otherwise perfect for the money and great location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Claire P
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Had a recent overnight stay here. The accomodation was accurately priced for the room. The food was delicious, would definately recommend the restaurant. Loads of lovely tempting dishes on the menu that it was difficult to choose what to order - will have to make a return trip !
Very accomodating for children.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Woolaston Inn
Address: Woolaston, Lydney GL15 6PW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Lydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Lydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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