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“Good Food, poor accommodation” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Compton Swan
Ranked #1 of 1 Compton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Food, poor accommodation”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2010

The stars we have awarded are solely for the food which as in the reviews was good for both dinner & breakfast.

However, the B&B badly lets itself down with its accommodation. As soon as you arrive at the Compton you feel you are very much entering a pub and that no consideration is given for Hotel Guests, I will explain this by our experience. As wife was suffering from a slight cold & with daytime temperatures around 8C we rang ahead before we left home and asked if they could ensure the heating was on in the room. Needless to say when we arrived the radiators were stone cold, not only that but after two requests for the heating to be turned on still nothing was turned on and the bar staff said it took time for the heating to warm up. However on not hearing any water coming through the pipes then I knew they had not turned it on and managed to collar a waiter on the stairs who finally got the heating turned on 2 hours after we had arrived. This warmth did not last long as I presume from the time they just put a 1 hour setting on. Again the morning, after sleeping in a jumper, I had to personally call the pub on my mobile to ask for the heating to be switched on. With morning temperatures of around 1-2C no one thought to start the heating for the ‘guests’. In terms of hygiene also, the Compton was also sadly lacking. Before use, we found hair on the loo seat and in the bath, cobwebs around the shower head and spiders in the bathroom blind. Along with the sight of exposed tiling on the bath, this very much was sub standard even for a place offering cheap package deals. Also to compound the cold of the next morning, there was no hot or even warm water in the overhead shower. Elsewhere in the room, I would not encourage the room tea as the water from the taps is cloudy and the kettle upon opening and seeing the state of the inside looked like it had never been de-scaled.

Also remember you are staying in a pub first and foremost so its not a place for light sleepers, there was noise from downstairs till well after 3am.

In terms of good points about the pub, then its food is good as was the service of the waiter. He was new and I hope his enthusiasm rubs off on the moody bar staff who offered little service to us. Again the standard of the breakfast food was also good. One thing to note is that on a package deal like ours is that alot of dishes such as all the fish starters/mains are charged as a supplement to HB rate. Also if wine is in your package there is no flexibility to change to another drink even if cheaper. For a place that is supposed to be highly rated this seemed petty.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

Only stayed for one night but would have stayed for more if we had time!!

Excellent food, great rooms, and very modern and comfortable bar....

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob9616
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

We had a lovely meal here (didn't stop in the rooms). The starters were excellent and we were both looking forward to the main course. This was a little disappointing and didn't quite live up to the standard of the first course. Quantitty and quality were good but just lacked the wow factor. Wine was excellent and well priced. The desserts looked excellent - we couldn't manage one.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rachelg_7
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moreton in marsh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2010

We decided to have my daughters wedding reception & evening do here & am so pleased we did. Penelope could not have been more helpful.She sat down with us & went over the general idea of the day & we worked from there.Penelope organised everything to a really good standard giving advice & ideas when we needed it. We had the wedding breakfast in the Champagne room, which is just off the main bar. She arranged all the decoration & table layout for us. It looked wonderful. The food cooked by Jean Marc was to a high standard & plenty of it, all swilled down by deliscious wine from a good cellar. In the evening the main diningroom was cleared & decorated ready for the disco recommended by Penolope. The waitresses came round with trays of food during the evening. The staff were all friendly & proffessional.The rooms were modern, clean & comfortable with tea & cooffee facilities in the room.A full English breakfast the next morning finished this great experience off. I can't thank her enough for making last Saturday ........ "A Perfect Day".

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mauritius
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

Went to a function there last night - the ambience was great, the buffet was one of the best I have ever had, my taste-buds didn't know what had hit them - I actually asked the staff about various items on the buffet table and they explained what each item was, then I spoke to the French chef who had been given a free rein to do the buffet of his choice and boy did he excel!

I am a smoker and the smoking outside area was lovely and had heating lamps.

Wish we did not live an hour away as we would go there more often, as I would love to try their restaurant as I have heard the meals are also excellent.

I also loved the shabby chic/rustic look, made me feel so relaxed.

Would I go back? Definitely YES!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rosiewesti
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Additional Information about Compton Swan

Property: Compton Swan
Address: High Street, Compton RG20 6NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Compton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Compton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Compton Swan 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Compton Swan, set in the idyllic West Berkshire countryside, offers a welcoming and relaxed environment in which to spend quality time with family and friends. With our Michelin guide award winning team, we offer a wonderful menu ranging from wonderful organic steaks all the way through to vegan dishes. At the bar you can find a fantastic range of beers, including a specially brewed house bitter, alongside a great range of wines to suit every palate, never mind the cocktails. We have 6 luxury rooms available, all en-suite with breakfast included to suit all dietary requirements. Fantastic walks and log fires await you. Simply irresistible. ... more   less 
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