We arrived at the Wild Boar Inn for a two night stay at 1530 on a very cold day. The reception adjacent to the bar area was warm and the receptionist welcoming and, mostly, efficient. We were offered help with our luggage but that was not necessary although nice to be offered. Having reached our room, we had to make two trips back to reception to find out how to activate the main room lights (a card attached to the room key) and then to get the code for the internet (which is free for residents). These two issues should have been specifically addressed at check in. Initial impressions of Room 15 (a feature room) was good. A nice size with good fixtures and fittings and most importantly, clean. Three relatively minor issues though detracted from the good first impression. First, one of the beverage saucers was dirty; second, a pair of socks had been left in a drawer by a previous occupant and third, we could not get the room entrance lights to work. Another trip to reception determined that a combination of on/off and dimmer switches was required! Dinner on the first evening was excellent. We shared single portion starters and sweet and there was plenty for us. Mains were Rib Eye and Smoked Fillet steak with various sauces and vegetables. It was a superb meal! Breakfast on the first morning was very good, just a couple of minor issues prevent me recording it as excellent. First, the waitress did not ask how we would like our eggs cooked which wasn't a big issue but it should have been taken care of at the table and second, the eggs , fried and poached, were slightly under-cooked. Again, not a big issue but just not quite 100%. We partook in a Fawlty Towers themed Murder Mystery evening on our second night which cost an additional £35 per head which was very funny and enjoyable. The price included a 3 course taster menu (a selection of fish, meats and sweets from the hotels kitchen) which was well presented and enjoyable. Breakfast on the final morning was standard fare with no issues. Checkout was completed efficiently. All the staff we came into contact with were friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Wild Boar Inn. Overall we give the hotel 4.5 out of 5. Just the few minor niggles mentioned prevent a perfect 5.
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