We found this place on Amazon Local and decided to try it. Would have been very disappointed if we had paid the full price. The bar area and dining room desperately need refurbishing, the carpet on the stairs had a large tear, the paintwork was very grubby, doors had dirty hand marks on them, it pertained to be shabby chic, it was definitely shabby without the chic. The dining room did not feel welcoming would have been better if the fireplace was used and a nice fire lit. There was thick dust on the base of the cupboard to the right hand side of the fireplace it all looked as though it could do with a thorough clean, the floor in the dining room was badly chipped and scuffed, the gaps between the floorboards were black and full of dirt.
Now to the food, my husband chose the pigeon breast starter, venison casserole main course and bread and butter pudding all were excellent, I had the game terrine as a starter as did our friends which we found to be tasteless, again I and my friends husband had the venison casserole, my friend had the belly pork which was excellent, (although she had to pay extra for potatoes, you only got red cabbage with the pork) she had the crème brulee for dessert which she enjoyed, unfortunately I can't say the same for my dessert I had the rich chocolate torte which was very bland (not sure were the chocolate was) it was served with raspberry coulis and 3 fresh raspberries but no cream. We also had to pay extra to have vegetables with the game casserole.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodborough Hall is truly one of the most beautiful venues for a hall hotel in Nottinghamshire. A place of absolute tranquillity and charm, lovingly restored to its former glory, Woodborough Hall is proud to offer the ultimate atmospheric experience suitable for any peaceful countryside estate. Woodborough Hall is steeped in history, there are records of a hall being on the current land dating right back to 1086. The present hall was built in 1660 and Mansfield Parkyns bought it in 1852 and made some exceptional changes for its restoration.. Woodborough Hall - your idyllic dining / functions venue: We are situated in the idyllic village of Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire, within the midlands region of the U.K, but only a short 10 minute drive away from Nottingham city centre, for ease of access. The exquisite Grade II* Hall is the perfect choice for any occasion, from fine dining or relaxing short weekend break, to a full wedding service & celebration event with family & friends. We can also offer extensive facilities for hosting business seminars and conferences using our purpose designed function rooms, but all housed in a beautiful stimulating environment, away from the everyday distractions of the normal working environment. We are well placed for easy access from Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield and Leicester and an easy journey to the local East Midlands Airport. We are well situated for access to other local places of interest such as nearby Sherwood Forest , The Peak District National Park and the local Nottingham Racecourse, and if you have the urge to shop, then Nottingham's extensive shopping centre is only a short 10 mile drive away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Woodborough Hall Hotel Woodborough