Upon arrival at The Captain's House, Lynmouth I was met by a somewhat surly man who grumbled that he wasn't expecting me. I explained that I had booked online to which he replied 'let me check' and left me standing at the door. He then accepted that I was indeed booked in, but then claimed that he hadn't been expecting a dog. I again informed him that I had included this information when booking and that it was also included in my confirmation email. Not the greatest start but never less the room... though small and tired in it's decor it had a lovely view over the river to the town of Lynmouth. I was surprised that the bathroom was not private to the room and that it had no TV. I asked about a guest lounge and was told 'we have a garden'.
The proprietor offered me breakfast in the garden if it should turn out nice in the morning. It was rainy and dull so I asked to take breakfast in the dining room. I was rudely told that I'd better put the dog in the car then, something which I had clearly indicated I would be doing anyway the previous day. Breakfast was plonked down in less than 60 seconds on the table which had been set so that I was facing into the corner, need I say more?
Others seemed to be greeted with general bonhomie which seemed to underline the rude way in which I was being treated.
Sadly my stay was spoilt by this unnecessary unpleasant behaviour and I would not return or recommend this B&B to others.
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