We last visited this property in 2000 & decided we were well overdue for another visit.
What a welcome we received. Nothing was too much trouble for the very well trained staff.
On arrival we had coffee,all waitress service with reasonable prices in the restaurant.
The gardens are full of hidden corners & apart from the fountains are kept in excellent order.
When you go around the house they don`t push a handbook for £5. under your nose,but give you one on loan as you enter the house & you can then buy one afterwards if you wish.
The house was a free flow one & you could spend as long as you wished in each room & the guide in the Grand Hall downstairs was very knowledgeable & enthusiastic. I imagine that on busy days they have guides around the house ,but not when we went.
We decided to visit the restaurant again at lunchtime & it was very busy with a large party.
As it was Sunday there was a carvery on offer with a choice of 3 meat dishes & loads of vegetables. My wife had soup & I had a hot pork sandwich,served with garnish & apple sauce.
Nothing was too much trouble & as we didn`t order drinks out came a large jug of water.
It was the best experience of a Restaurant in a stately home we have ever come across.
National Trust take note!.
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