Went to see the International Air Show this weekend and because my car was on display I needed a place to stay over for a couple of nights. So I booked the best room in the Fossebridge which boasted a four poster bed etc.
First impressions were disappointing. No shower and the room looked like it could do with a refurbishment. One of the windows had broken glass pains, the window frames were dirty. Paint on the window sills and skirting was tired and badly scratched through to the wood.
This unfortunately was not the worst features of the room. One of the glasses they have in the room for you to have water in had a dead fly squashed in the inside of the glass which looked like it had been there for a very long time. My wife found someone elses hair on the dresser, and there was dirt and grim all around the edges of pretty much every part of the room and the bathroom.
The four poster bed was very uncomfortable, and the materas looked like it had seen better times.
On the Friday night we were kept awake most of the night by a stag party being held at the premises and when I tried to complain there was no member of staff on call to talk to. When I mentioned this to the owner at checkout she seemed disinterested.
On the second day, the tea in the room was not replaced so we could not have our early morning tea which my wife and I like to have to help wake us up. The breakfast was poor with the exception of the eggs.
The only plus to this hotel is the evening meal which I must say is very good. But again there were problems with one customer walking out as they had forgotten about them and not served their starter.
Very pretty grounds and could be a great place to stay. but not as it is as the moment!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A traditional Cotswold Inn with 9 rooms serving locally sourced award winning british food and fine cask ales, set in 4 acres of idyllic private, riverside and landscaped gardens in the Coln Valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Fossebridge Hotel Fossebridge