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The Priory
Ranked #1 of 1 Scorton B&B and Inns
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for a short break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

We visited last weekend with two friends. Unfortunately we could only stay on the Saturday night due to my elderly Mum being in hospital after a fall. The first thing I need to mention is that we were using a voucher which actually ran out at the end of March. Unfortunately we had to cancel an earlier booking due to family illness. The hotel management were happy to let us have the same deal despite the voucher being out of date. I have never had this happen before and it is to their credit. The hotel is small and quaint but the welcome is warm! Out rooms were small (the shower rooms even smaller!)
We ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent and well priced. The breakfast was excellent, tasty and well cooked. All in a lovely place in a pretty village. I would like to mention Rachel who seems to work endless hours but is always smiling and is a credit to the hotel. Nothing too much trouble for her.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

When we booked our one night stopover I mentioned my walking difficulties and noted the "facilities for disabled guests" in the hotel description (booking.com). The room was imaculate, the dining room was characterful and the dinner and breakfast were of the highest standard. The owner was friendly and helpful. Beer was in peak condition. Unfortunately last orders on sunday night were at 9.30 - perhaps an English tradition!
I had to go outside to get from the diningroom to the accomodation and the path was a bit uneven which made walking on two sticks a bit tricky. We had a room upstairs but the handrail only went about halfway up so that made it more interesting. I managed fine and still thought the overall stay was good, but check if you have mobility problems.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jimglenisla
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

What a great place ! A friend and I stayed for 3 nights to relax, catch up and explore the area. Gary,Julie and all the staff were very friendly and thanks to Gary's recommendations we found places we wouldn't have known about and steered clear of some we'd planned to visit ! We were lucky that the weather was great for a couple of days and having arrived during the Bikes and Barrows festival, the village was buzzing and very busy. The food was good with an excellent breakfast, beer was well kept and there was a nice selection of wines available.

Room Tip: We had the Grizedale room as a twin and it was a huge family room with a very big bathroom. We'd...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Purrdee B
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

In my opinion this establishment does not meet modern day customer expectations, particularly in the restaurant / bar areas where drinks were twice served to me in dirty rimmed glasses. The bar area lacks atmosphere and the whole appearance throughout the building gives the impression of 'seen better days'. In fairness to the Chef, the food was quite good and the staff generally were pleasant and helpful.

I am sorry to say that we will not visit again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gary A L, Owner at The Priory, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am pleased that you found the food to be quite good and that you found the staff to be pleasant and helpful, we sell only freshly cooked local produce and are renowned for the quality of our food and the friendliness of our staff. I will pass on your complements to the Chef and staff.

We pride ourselves in being spotlessly clean and our reviews on Trip advisor and Booking.com reflect this, this is not to say that we did not make a mistake with your wine glass, only that this is the first time we have had a complaint of this nature, we will try to address it.

I can only apologise for failing to meet your perception of modern day customer expectations, The Priory is freshly painted and furnished with modern and old furniture that reflect each individual room. Some parts of The Priory date back over 300 years, so it would be difficult and perhaps a little distasteful to adjust the building to reflect the architecture and design today’s standard budget hotels.

Once again thank you for taking the time to review The Priory.
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Friendly, attentative, helpful staff.
Good food, good choice, reasonably priced
Room very comfortable and on ground floor, easy access to car.
Nice little village, good walking/cycling area
Pretty walk along river for more elderly, non serious walkers
Fairly easy access to & from M6

Room Tip: The Grizedale room is a family room, so plenty of room, huge bathroom, and on ground floor Haven...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heather R
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

I recently held my daughters wedding reception at 'The Priory'. The service and food provided were excellent and I coudn't find fault with anything at all. My family and myself all stayed at the hotel, taking all of the rooms and everyone praised the excellent accommodation and the attention to detail, the rooms were beautifully clean, well decorated, light and airy, and the quaint setting of the hotel is lovely. The wedding went extremely well thanks to the hard work and dedication of all of the staff, and my family and myself would all thoroughly recommend this hotel, and we will all definitely be returning very soon. All I can say is a big 'Thank You' from us all and see you again soon. :)

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SandieL211
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights with family in a higgledy piggledy friendly village hostelry. Spotless bedrooms with modern facilities and period decor. Spacious, cozy public rooms with tasteful and eclectic mix of old and new technology- wood burner, LED lighting & magnifying candle sconces. Great breakfast, good beer from Bowland Brewery, bar food and the restaurant. Well worth a slight detour for a stay with a difference.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SecretStopper
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Property: The Priory
Address: The Priory The Square, Scorton PR3 1AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Scorton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Scorton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Priory 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Priory Scorton, The Forest of Bowland.The Priory built in the early 17th century was originally a Christian place of worship, set in the idyllic ancient hunting grounds of The Forest of Bowland, which was the hunting playground for Nobility and aristocracy alike, and to this day it still is, the area is divided into large estates owned by The Queen, The Duke of Westminster and alike. During the time of The Reformation The Priory was paid a visit from Olivers Army (Cromwell) and was duly left in peace, whist other local establishments faired far worse, the castle at Garstang was besieged, sacked and ordered to be dismantled, so even in those times The Priory was doing something right.Time moved on and so did The Priory changing from a Chapel to a Blacksmiths, a Catholic boys school, a Post Office and private residence,The Priory Inn now offers its own bakery and spacious, warmly furnished rooms. Fresh, homemade food is served, all food is locally sauced using Honeywell meats, Dewlay cheeses, Pilling potatoes to name but a few All bedrooms have light decor and crisp furnishings, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities; each room has a modern private bathroom with toiletries provided. The stylish restaurant provides hearty full English breakfasts and meals from fresh and local ingredients. Fresh fish and quality steaks are served, along with a daily changing specials board. The traditional bar includes a cosy log fire and a pretty, outdoor dining area.Scorton is a beautiful village set in The Forest of Bowland (designated an area of outstanding natural beauty)and is a delightful 30 minute walk from the market town Garstang, the surrounding area is full of scenic walking and cycling routes. Free parking and free WI-FI are available, and Lancaster , Poulton-Le Fylde, Preston, Blackpool, Clitheroe anf Lytham ST Annes just a short drive away. ... more   less 
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