We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (773)
Filter reviews
773 results
Traveler rating
388
203
100
55
27
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveler rating
388
203
100
55
27
Show reviews that mention
All reviews oldest pub in england the pub feature room limited parking lovely old pub roll top bath superior room street parking bar area lovely room lamb old building lovely place birthday treat cooked breakfast sunday lunch full english
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
4 - 9 of 773 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room (a "heritage room") was large and atmospheric. Comfortable bed. Service was hit-or-miss: called several times before someone picked up so we could reserve. On leaving, I wandered around for 10-15 minutes before finding someone to handle the check-out. Parking outside wasn't easy. While the room was lovely, breakfast could use work. Simple food, a few standard breakfast basics is all we'd need. Promptly served coffee or tea, perhaps fresh orange juice, nothing elaborate but good quality.

Date of stay: August 2019
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank TravelerfromCT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night on our way back from South Wales to Sheffield, to have a look around Stow & Bourton-on-the-Water. We were really lucky to get a parking space right outside the hotel, otherwise parking would have been a problem.
You can’t believe what is inside from looking at it from outside. It’s like a maze, but brilliant rooms (if ours was anything to go by) lovely restaurant, large breakfast room, big beer garden, large bar areas. We were checked in by a really professional & pleasant guy who showed us to room 8, & gave us all the info re dinner, breakfast etc. The room was gorgeous with a huge bathroom, walk in shower, large bath & sink and a large comfy bed. It was a stiflingly hot night, but they had provided a large stand up fan which we really needed.

We ate in the restaurant that night, staff were terrific, very professional, knowledgeable & really friendly. It’s not cheap, £104 for two with wine and desert, and I have had better fish cakes & treacle tart elsewhere, but my starter was outstanding and on the whole a very enjoyable evening.

Breakfast was very very good the following morning and we are really pleased we chose the Porch House.

Nearly had to go across the road to the sister hotel ‘The Sheep’ to check out because they had no one available to do it at The Porch, but just as we were about to someone arrived.

Lovely place with exceptional staff on our visit.
Seen a couple of bad reviews on here, but can only speak as you find, and we were not disappointed with our stay.

Date of stay: August 2019
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jack W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know if we just caught them on a bad day or if we stepped into an alternative reality based on the other reviews. In case there is any confusion or question of authenticity for this review my receipt is attached!!

Starting with the good. They do a decent pint of peroni. There, that bit's done.

The not so good. A feta cheese and tomato bruschetta placed on the table minus any cheese or explanation. We should have cancelled the rest of the food and left then. When we asked we were told they had none. This was the start of service... To be fair they then offered some normal goats cheese.

Our mains arrived after 40 minutes which , if they'd been cooked from scratch would have been understandable. My roast pork was dry, the gravy tasteless and potatoes obviously reheated from who knows when. I still faired better than my wife who was served a bland fishcake , chips which were as bad as my roast potatoes and a "hollandaise" sauce which had more in common with scrambled eggs. It wobbled when touched with a fork. Well

Another surprising, but small point was how confused the member of staff was when we asked for fresh cutlery for our main course. We shouldn't have been surprised considering they put down one fork and three knives for four people at the start.

To end on a good note, The Sheep just over the road also does a good pint of Peroni and better quality food.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank David W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JamesOHanlon, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there,

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us at The Porch House. I would very much like to discuss this further with you, if you are able to contact me on GM@porch-house.co.uk that would be greatly appreciated.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Many thanks,

James

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How this place sometimes gets 4 & 5 star reviews Ill never know. Room 10 is damp, smelly and horrible. Mould is growing inside and outside the shower cubical. The room is so full of moisture that the bedding and our clothes where smelly and damp.
Only 3 hangers in the wardrobe. The bathroom sink is so tiny with a slopping glass shelf above its impossible to clean your teeth, let alone wash. Its only possible to get in out out of the double bed one side. The price range for such a poor quality and and tiny room should be in the £50-60 marks and certainly not £130-£150 range!

Staff were sitting at the table directly outside our room window smoking, we do not smoke so don't like the smell coming in.

Restaurant service was less than average, food quality was poor, under cooked vegetables and roast potatoes must of been left over from the lunch time session as they where stewed and horrible. Staff at the meal sessions and breakfast session are not really dressed appropriately for servicing food, it sort of makes you wonder what the kitchen standards are like?

We wanted to make our points known when we checked out but an unhelpful member of staff said you have to go to the bar to check out , after waiting some time at the bar no one came so we left the the key and departed. They need to contact us we haven't paid for the Sunday evening meal, to which we will expect some level of discount !

Room tip: Avoid this place its over rated
Date of stay: August 2019
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank glrtravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JamesOHanlon, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there,

Thank you for your feedback, I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here with us at The Porch House. I would very much like to speak to you personally about your stay, if you could please email me at gm@porch-house.co.uk to discuss this it would be greatly appreciated.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Many thanks,

James

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay. Staff are excellent, rooms are great with excellent shower, comfy beds and great facilities. Dinner was good - very tasty roasts, and breakfast was a great start to the day. Parking is a bit tricky but we got lucky and bagged the spot just outside the front door!! Full marks the The Porch House.

Date of stay: August 2019
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank 758PaulH758
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews