Stayed in September using a special discount voucher. Our room was at the back of the house (10), overlooking a car park. As others have stated, there is a strong smell from the kitchen if you leave the window open.
We were eating the first evening in the restaurant, so had an aperitif whilst the waitress brought us the menu. I was so disappointed as it was very limited. 4 starters, 4 mains and few desserts.
The mains courses had odd combinations of foods; ie steak with maple syrup, other meats with seafood. And Herefordshire snails???????????? This menu was not inspiring. there was a "taster" menu at £60 a head, but again not inspiring.
I was ready to go hungry as these combinations put me right off, (and I've eaten some strange foods on my travels)when I heard another woman in the lounge say she'd have the sole.... "What?"
Turned out there was a bar menu too, but this wasnt pointed out to us, so when the waitress returned we asked about it. This was eventually brought and our choices made. It was alot cheaper than the fancy menu.
The difference with the bar and main menu was the seating. We had to sit inside rather than in the conservatory part, but that didnt matter anyway.
The food was on slate instead of plates, but was nice;the sole was in batter, and the chips were thick but tasty.
We ordered a bottle of wine, but this wasn't left on the table, it was placed out of our reach so we had to ask for a top up each time. Annoying when the staff werent about, so I got it myself and kept it on the tablehereafter.
No complaints about the breakfasts, filled us up until lunch.
Ludlow is about 20 minutes to walk, but we went by car, no problems parking. Not alot there apart from the odd "craft-type" shop, bookies and charity shops. But the town is known for the castle and medieval/xmas markets mainly. We did find some first rate real ales though in a local pub.
Our second evening meal was in the Unicorn Inn that night, which was plentiful and delicious.
So if you can get a special deal, go for it, otherwise its very pricey to stay and eat;
and ask for the bar menu as well.
To sum up;
Pros, Quiet location.
Cons, Expensive and limited bar. Main menu too odd(ask for the bar menu)
Shower much too big. Space for at least ten people in it!!!! Why?
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