I didn't stay at this hotel but went with my family for Sunday lunch. It had been recommended by friends. This seems to me to be a place in transition. I am not sure how long it has been under the current management. That aside, we had the best lunch I have experienced in a very long time, in Winchester. I travelled from London for the event. There was plenty of choice, amply sized portions, beautifully and calmly presented. It was very relaxed and I would say dealing with London Hotels, I wasn't sure at first that it wasn't a little too relaxed. However by the end of my meal I most definitely changed my mind. All the staff were wonderful. Professional, attentive but not overbearing. I forgot I was in a restaurant but felt at the end of our lunch that we had had a long lunch in our own dining room.
If I have any advice to the management. Don't under sell yourselves! You are too cheap for the quality of your food and your service!
Good luck to you all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harestock Lodge Hotel exudes charm and, with only 17 bedrooms, guests can look forward to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Situated just a short distance from the city centre the hotel affords a somewhat quieter ambiance than many of the city hotels. The hotel is equipped to cater for older or disabled customers. Kevin and Julia Kelly, its proprietors, are committed to providing quality service at reasonable prices. ... more less