We had a one night stay and so we went to lunch upon our arrival; a poor start as it was average but decent sized portions, although we would've preferred quality to quantity. We were on our way to a wedding and I wanted a shower before I got ready, alas there was no hot water because it was "turned off". The Saturday staff said it'd take 10-15 minutes to get warm when they turned it back on but it actually took much longer and given that an organised coach for the wedding was picking us up meant I could not wait that long, so a cold shower it was. At least the rooms were away from the main house so returning from the wedding in the early hours meant we didn't wake anyone up. However it was not a comfortable night's sleep as my husband and I were overheating because the radiators were on full blast with no way to turn them down or even off as it was centrally managed and no thermostat. So at 5am I had to open every stiff window in the room. And to top it off the breakfast was a poor apology for the stay - in fact it was not one at all. The chef had over-vinegared the water for the poached eggs, the bacon was stuck together as if cooked when frozen and I would not have been surprised to hear that the sausages were not actually real meat. When I mentioned the hot water and heating issue to the manager, his was one of indifference and downright rudeness. He couldn't have cared less and said "I'll see if it can be turned down now"- pretty useless as we were checking out at the time. No apology, no concern, no bat of an eyelid at this completely shoddy service given that £80 a night is not exactly cheap accommodation. OK it's not a 5 star hotel but I would've thought hot water was rather a prerequisite and would certainly have expected to be able to manage the radiator heat as we so wished. Apparently the free world has escaped The Plough Inn at Ford. My recommendation, if you have no choice and actually have to stay here, is to ensure you ask for hot water and don't have any expectations of a good stay. I can only imagine those that have rated this higher did not stay over night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are a countryside-lover, sports-fan or race-goer, The Plough Inn at Ford makes a perfect base for exploration of The Cotswold's.Bed & Breakfast facilities are resplendent in a fresh coat of paint and Craig and Becky are proud to announce the award of 4 Diamonds for guest accommodation from both the Heart of England Tourist Board and the AA since taking over the pub.B & B accommodation is provided in the Tallot. This quaint cobble-stoned building once used as a hayloft with stabling below for two- and four-legged visitors has now been converted to provide separate, comfortable accommodation for the modern visitor.Three comfortable en-suite (shower) rooms are available, beamed and differently shaped in true Cotswold fashion. Two family (double and a single bed) rooms and a double room arrangements are offered. We operate a non-smoking policy in our B&B accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Plough Inn At Ford Hotel Temple Guiting
- The Plough Inn At Ford Temple Guiting, Cotswolds, UK