I have visited Escot over quite a few years and have just been back after a gap of a couple of years. There used to be a pair of falconers who were keen, knowledgable and happy to spend time with the public. They've gone and been replaced by a distinctly perfunctory performance.The Sea Horse Trust used to have a splendid display here. That too has gone,as have tropical fish, a decent pet supply shop, and a gift shop.
The gardens looked tired, and overall the place seemed run down. The restaurant, however, still served decent food, but this alone did not compensate for everything else.
Escot seemed to be a shadow of its former self and it will probably be several years before I try it again.