We last stayed here in April 2012 and a year on the process of restoration continues at a slow pace. The location is idyllic and the rushing water past this old paper mill is wonderful to listen to whilst drifting off to sleep.
However the rooms and upstairs public areas are still being refurbished and room 1 was not completely finished. It is all perfectly comfortable and at EUR 55 for that room is good value but it is clearly a struggle to get all of the work finished. Outside is much the same with one half oa an old barn now finally demolished and a rather unattractive low building in the garden partially demolished.
What brings us back is the restaurant and this again could not be faulted in terms of quality. If anything we thought the portion size was too generous for the richness of the food and some of the dishes could have been scaled back without us thinking we had been short-changed. There is a choice between set and a la carte but the set menus are good value if the choices suit you. The wine list is educational as well as comprehensive and not excessively priced.
We will continue to return because it is a convenient stop on the way north being just 283 miles from the Channel Tunnel but we wish fervently that they get the restoration completed as soon as possible as it has been going on for at least the last 5 years !
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