My friends and I threw a Hen party at Coughton Lodge for 15 people in October 2012.
Location: Depends what you’re looking for – for us it was perfect. Rural, quiet, private but with a pub close by and taxiing distance to Stratford (as we were only doing 1 trip). If you intend to spend a lot of time in Stratford, then this place probably isn’t for you (about half an hours drive – between £20 and £35 in a taxi dependent upon time of journey - Defo worth a research in to better taxi firms, we used A1 and they were really inconsistent with prices which made it hard to plan.)
Its also only about 20 mins from a fab spa called Barcelo Billesley Manor Hotel – well worth a visit if youre after some r & r.
UK wise, it was a great ‘in the middle’ spot as our group was traveling from Scotland, Leeds, London, Luton, Winchester etc).
Rooms / Facilities etc: To find accommodation like this for such a large group is a rarity - all en-suite bedrooms, 2 living rooms, ample parking, massive dining room, great Kitchen. All bedrooms had a tv / dvd combo and free view. Both living rooms had tv and dvd. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer. Access to a pool in the summer months . . what more could one ask for?
I catered for all 15 of us for the weekend including a three course dinner, full fry up and lunches and I did not struggle for pans, plates, oven dishes, serving spoons, toast racks etc. The only issue we had was the flipping tin openers didn’t work (but I ran yup to the pub and they lent me there’s).
The only thing I would say is that it was a little scruffy in places. It would have bene lovely if it could have been touched up, but, totally understand with group accommodation its heard to keep on top of.
Food & Drinks: Kitchen facilities perfect, also ate in the Throckmorton arms (2 min walk) and the food was fab and very reasonably priced. We also ate in the Encore in Stratford, again, beautiful food and very reasonable.
Staff: Didn’t see the owners, but we bumped in to the cleaning guys as we arrived, and they were super friendly.
General: This would be a great place for any type of family or friends get together.
All in all a little gem of a find :o)
- Also Known As:
- Coughton Lodge Guest House Hotel Alcester