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“Fantastic stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Throckmorton
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Alcester
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1 review
“Fantastic stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for 6+ weeks while working in the area, was always made to feel welcome, room are clean and tidy, food fantastic (although I always got the smaller steak Tom) and the staff always had a smile on there faces(apart from the boss, well he supports Tottenham so not much to smile about lol) sorry Steve only joking, overall had a great stay and would defiantly stay again when in the area, thanks girls and Keith for making us feel at home.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stevecorky
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We drove from Warwick castle here for a meal and found it to be first class quality. We could not find anything about the meal that we did not like. The cod loin was moist and tender with no bones, the risoto was moist and creamy and the starter of orange and papriks spare ribs was also excellent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karl S
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Shropshire
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife and I called in here to eat as it was very handy for a local concert. The experience was quite average really when it could so easily have been very good! The appearance of the place is appealing compared to other local choices. The menu was not over fussy but an alarm bell rang when the chef and his team kept getting a mention. This often proves to be someone trying too hard. I chose the battered cod and chips which was fine. Tasted good and was well cooked. although the pea puree was a bit small and somewhat hidden under the fish. We also had a reasonably good crumble form dessert. The problems I had was with the staff. They were not very attentive and seemed busy doing other things rather than serve customers. We hadn't booked and maybe they were gearing up for the many reserved tables around us but they seemed to be doing other things and the restaurant was secondary at that time. Even when I paid our bill the chap seemed to be engrossed in other things and I was in the way. All in all, reasonable food and a decent menu but customer service seemed below par.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShropshireBigpete
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I stayed in the best room in the house room number 10 and wow. Very spacious, great amenities and a wonderful large bed. Ate in the restaurant and had an excellent dining experience with a great atmosphere and I would highly recommend it. Overall first class :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Godisadj123
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed here overnight for a visit to a local event, and had reserved what was claimed to be the best room of the inn. It was certainly large enough, but suffered from an unpleasant odour. My wife who is very sensitive to smells had to spray scent around to mask the odour. The decor was not to my taste, being mainly black and grey. There was not enough attention to detail or to cleanliness. On arrival I found that the remote did not work correctly and the batteries had leaked into the device, although they were quickly replaced by a member of staff. I kept banging my head on one of the two chandeliers, and some of the bulbs were broken. A curtain over the small window did not quite cover it. The hot tap of the basin was very difficult to turn off. There were cobwebs on the chandelier, and dirty marks on the brass doorplates. The inn is also situated on a busy main road, and unfortunately we could hear some traffic during the night which was not conducive to a good night's sleep. Breakfast was reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank oldsquasher
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Shame really, nice location, pretty pub but disappointing. Firstly I stayed in the much maligned room 7,£40 a night. It is small, exceptionally hot and positioned just above the dart board. Three nights of raucousness, laughter and disturbance led me to stay in the bar to see who was responsible - to my surprise the owner and kitchen staff were mainly to blame. Banging doors, squeaky floor boards, mouldy grout and black silicone in the shower, incredibly dirty shower head, the list goes on. Oh and one integral part of a shower is water, which was often optional depending on when you dared get in.
Overall disappointing. The staff are bizarrely made to clean the bar during the evening shift making the place smell of brasso and cleaning fluid, not conducive to eating. Food over prices small portions and the beer was expensive. One highlight was a particular barmaid, she was stunning and much wasted in a place like this.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Devonpirate
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stefan2605, Manager at The Throckmorton, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
If you are going to write a review please get your facts right first.
The 4 gentlemen playing darts each night were tradesmen staying here not me & my kitchen team who ever only have a couple of drinks after work. The pub was shut by midnight each night so not sure how this would impact on your sleep when you didn't go upstairs until gone 23.00.
We have a 500 Ltr tank upstairs which is more than enough water to cope with 10 rooms. Rm 7 has been stayed in every night since your departure with great comments about the food & their stay & is certainly not dirty.
The brass trays are done every night around the corner away from the restaurant you actually made a comment Wednesday night to Hayley whilst she was doing them " You have lots of fun working here"
We always courtesy check every meal going out of the kitchen. We pride ourselves hear preparing all the food onsite with fresh local ingredients where possible.
If anyone is not happy when they visit hear all they need to do is say & we will always do everything we can to make them happy.
Kind Regards
Steve
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Very handy location for our nearby office when staying over. First time here, tried after other disappointing places. Limited breakfast, no cooked options but fine for me, cereal etc ok. Must say this is one of the cleanest rooms ever stayed across all levels of hotels. Great friendly service. Thank you to staff and well done.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Craig R
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stefan2605, General Manager at The Throckmorton, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback
It's great for me to feedback to my staff you comments.
We only offer a continental breakfast weekday morning but do offer a full English cooked breakfast on weekend mornings.
I hope to see you hear again
Kind Regards
Steve
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Property: The Throckmorton
Address: Coughton Hill, Alcester B49 5HX, England (Formerly Throckmorton Arms)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Alcester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Alcester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Throckmorton 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Throckmorton Arms Alcester

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