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The Portway Inn
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a very good Fawlty Towers! It's part refurbished and a bit quirky but that all adds to the fun. We had a superior room in the barn extension. It was massive. Big bedroom area, strange sort of hall type dressing area and a large bathroom with toilet, good shower and full size bath. If you want to drink you have to eat in (location) but the food is very (very) good. One local said to us that it was the best in the area. The chef comes out to ask if you've enjoyed (I swear he had a cleaver behind his back) but fortunately I didn't have to lie. The breakfast is very large with excellent choices. A real gem of a find!!

Room Tip: Superior is away fro m the main inn building.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wales
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Fabulous value for money. Gorgeous, locally sourced, food at reasonable prices with a friendly welcome. Nothing was too much trouble; the manageress even drew us a map of how to get to a cheap allday carpark in Hereford! Definitely intend staying there again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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York, England
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Enjoyed a pleasant stay at the Portway Inn having been upgraded from the single room booked to a spacious double at no extra cost. Why don't more hotels do this when they have free rooms?
Ate in the restaurant and the fish & chips were piping hot, freshly cooked and delicious. Breakfast was also cooked to order and very good. Staff were attentive and pleasant.
Did struggle to pick up WIFI in the room, but was available in communal areas and trying to fill the standard size kettle in a tiny cloakroom style sink was interesting, but overall was very good value and would be happy to stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Decided on the portway for sunday lunch. Very politely shown to our table. Order taken very quickly for roast beef and roast pork ,the beef and yorkshire pudding was fantastic a little more gravy would have been apreciated.The pork left a lot to be desired as it was not roast pork but some sort of pork cutlets/chops that were so over cooked they could,t be chewed,(if they had run out of actual roast pork they should have said and i would have changed the order). 2 big dishes of vegtables were bought out which would have been great except for the red cabbage that had been put in the same dish hence everthing was stained pink and looked very very messy and off putting.Desert was fantastic as was the service by a very polite young waitress. Throughout the whole meal the chef was constently coming out to ask guests was the food ok,maybe its just me but if i am going to give my complements to the chef i would like to do it in my own time after the meal .Compliments are not something you are supposed to ask for .Found that very unpleasant and something i have never had to experience at any other resturant.After the meal we took our drinks outside to the garden .first impressions were of the huge burnt bonfire over the other side (wouldn,t have been difficult to just fence that area surely) detracts your eye away fron the lovely selection of trees the garden has to offer. The grass also needed a little more work as it looked like it had,nt been cut for a for a long while .After our walk around the garden where we also came across an area which was just ciggarette buts not sure what this was butan extremely unpleasant site.Came back to the seating area and decided not to sit down as the the wooden benches were in the worse state of decay i have ever seen in any pub (they were crumbling and rotten).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2012

We were attending a wedding so booked this for 2 nights to be close by. On arrival it looked a bit tired because it was part way through a refurbishment and the outside what being prepared for a new coat of paint.
Inside however it was lovely. The reception for the rooms is in the bar, where we met the young man who was checking us in and making sure everything was OK. He told us it was his first week but we could not fault his attitude and customer service.
The Inn is 400 years old so each room has odd angles and there are lots of uneven and creaky floorboards, which he did warn us about, but being fond of old properties this did not bother us. Even though it is on a main road the new double glazing was very efficient and it made the room very quiet.
The room was very spacious, the bed enormous and the TV had a wide range of freeview channels. Everything worked well and when I requested a hair dryer one was found and brought up within minutes. We slept well on both nights.
We ate in the bar the first night and found the food well cooked, well presented and well priced. The portions were just the right size so you wasted nothing and the chocolate and cherry dessert the best I have ever tasted. The barman happily brought our pints over to the table and nothing was too much trouble. It was cozy and relaxing. One criticism was a lack of vegetarian options but fortunately my husband eats fish and this saved the day.
Breakfast was well cooked and they were happy to add or takeaway items from the set choices allowing you to have the breakfast you wanted. The man who was managing breakfast on the first morning was a bit abrupt, he meant well but we felt a bit pounced on when we arrived and were deciding which table to sit at. The second morning was fine as it was the young barman who had looked after us on the first night.
Overall we were very pleased with our stay and would happily recommend it or stay again if we were in the area.

Room Tip: Room 3 is lovely :)
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Very nice old inn, but unfortunately the interior and rooms have not kept pace with modern standards. There was a distinct smell of mould in two of rooms which was also visible in the shower and the fittings were a little shabby and small. Views from two of the three room were of rubbish in the courtyard and this vista was echoed in the breakfast area looking at pots of paint on a table partially blocking a fire exit. The cost of the rooms was very high considering the quality of the whole establishment. On the plus side the young chap serving the breakfasts was friendly and polite.

Room Tip: Check out other B&B in the area as friends stayed in better near by
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2012

The Portway Inn divides opinion and it's not hard to see why. It's an old coaching inn, but not in a twee, cute sort of way - more a rickety sort of way.The floorboards creek, the passageways are a warren of up, down and around, the floors are uneven and the ergonomics are not what they would be in a new build (stepping up or down into the bathroom in the middle of the night for instance).
The landlord is in the process of slowly upgrading the place, some rooms have been done, others haven't - another reason for the disparity of opinions.
We've stayed here the last 2 years whilst attending the Hay Festival (20mins by car) and it has suited us very well. Food is good (better than last year) but not cheap, breakfasts are good, beer is good, the place is clean.
The inn has a 'personal', almost B&B feel, nothing like the anonymity of a corporate hotel chain - some people will like this, some won't. They went out of their way to prepare a crack-of-dawn breakfast for us when we had an early start at the festival. It was very much appreciated.
I would stay here again, it's all we need - but it is a three and a half star sort of place that is slowly upgrading to a 4 star. If you are looking for an inn where you will spend most of the day you can find better, but as a base to explore the lovely surrounding countryside (Hereford, Wye Valley, Beacons, Hay etc) this is ideal and good value for money.

Room Tip: Some rooms have been upgraded and some have not (as of may 2012). Some are at the front a few yards...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Portway Inn
Address: A438, Brecon Road, Staunton on Wye HR4 7NH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Staunton on Wye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Staunton on Wye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Portway Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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