Billeted in the Sleeper across the road from the restaurant we arrived to be locked out, not a good start. The room was basic (boys scout dorm sprang to mind but the price indicated it would be - £35 p.n). Ill fitting single glazed windows meant the whole party was particularly cold all night. The bedding was meagre, think tracing paper and you have the thickness of the duvet! I was the lucky one with a spare blanket. The windows again caused a problem, anyone at the front of the building enjoyed the traffic noise of lorries rumbling off of Corby Industrial Estate throughout the night. My bathroom vanity mirror was not working so make up applied alongside a dim watted bedside lamp and worst of all was the mould in the shower. As I didn't fancy inhaling micro-spores in a small steamy cubicle it meant a wash at the sink. Others reported no hot water if you weren't amongst the first to wash and reports from the cobwebbed rooms above the restaurant didn't fair any better. If our company aims to go to the restaurant again (based on the excellent quality of the food) I shall book in elsewhere and fund the difference, it would be worth it to be in a warm, comfortable, clean and quiet room!
I have to say the only thing that gave us any comfort was the quality of the food and the friendly and accommodating nature of the chef and waiting staff. However, the food was extraordinarily slow to arrive, and of a party of 20 (who volunteered to pre-order) many meals were completely wrong, despite several attemps to correct people gave up and ate what had arrived. One of our party had his meal arrive 20 minutes after everyone else had finished eating...then it came out twice! Anyone got room for an extra steak dinner?
Breakfast the following morning was again well cooked and although it was a one-size fits all you are given a choice of how you want your eggs and the chef was move than accommodating with take-away bacon butty for one of our group.