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The Best Beech Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Wadhurst B&B and Inns
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Coventry
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3 reviews
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“Not Trusted”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I can only imagine that other reviewers are friends or family of the owner. Their opinions do not match those of myself and my wife in any way. We booked and paid two months in advance for a three night stay, and were met by a lady who showed us to a dilapidated room at the back of the premises above the kitchen. The dressing table would have looked tatty in a junk shop, and the wardrobe was unbelievable. NO hanging rail, just a series of random hooks fastened to the back and under the shelf. Virtually impossible to suspend more than six coat hangers because some of the hooks swivelled round and the hangers fell off !. There was only one bedside table, and the bedlinen was creased as if already used. There was a flimsy curtain separating the bathroom from the bedroom, and the towel rail, towel ring and over-basin shelf were loose and coming off the wall. The toilet window had just a net curtain and was overlooked by the attic window of the house next door. The shower cubicle door jammed shut and was almost impossible to open from inside, in fact my wife couldn't do it without my helping by lifting it from outside. We have been to places that are a little run-down, but the atmosphere has usually made up for the decor problems, and we were prepared to forgive, forget and enjoy our break. Unfortunately, our forgiving nature was severely tested after our second evening meal, when we were told by the waitress that we had to settle our bill before retiring to bed. The previous evening, we had drinks and a meal, and all was to be charged to our room, but now suddenly we were told that we should have paid at the table, and were required to do so immediately. Having paid the bill as requested, and made it clear that I regarded their treatment as unfair as we had already paid in advance for our bed and breakfast, I was told by a man lounging on the bar, who I assume was the owner, that other guests had left without paying, and he had no alternative but to ask people to pay as soon as they had finished eating. I told him that I had trusted him with my money two months previously, and he had no reason to think that we were untrustworthy and would leave without paying. The following day we stayed out until the late evening, and retired without visiting the bar. That night the curtain rail in the toilet fell down, a fitting tribute to this second rate establishment run by a publican who doesn't trust his patrons.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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BestBeechWadhurst, Owner at The Best Beech Inn, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I can assure you that all our reviews are written by independant people all of whom have stayed at the Best Beech. We make every effort to assure that our guests have a pleasent stay with us. We do ask for people to settle their bills at the end of the evening just in case by mistake guests leave without paying, which has happened to us sadly. We are a country pub with rooms, which is reflected in the prices we charge, we are not a big multi national hotel chain with facilities to charge things to peoples rooms and settle at the end of their stay. We are a family run business and always try to go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome, comfortable and have all they need, as is reflected in all our other reviews. We have undertaken some works in the room following the points you raised. Sorry you felt this way, but again thanks for taking the time to write the review.
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Clare
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

The new team make you feel very welcome. They have got a bit of work to do to bring the decor up to scratch but they more than made up for that with the warmth of the welcome and the great breakfast! The food is locally sourced and the thick cut bacon was some of the best we haveever tasted.
They are vry dog friendly too with helpful advice on where to walk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Alison E
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BestBeechWadhurst, Owner at The Best Beech Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Many thanks for the review, really appreciated

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Kent
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed at the Best Beech following a family party in Lamberhurst in August. We looked to stay closer but were noot disappointed at all with this wonderful find. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and we booked a family room and were actually given two adjoining rooms. The rooms were clean and spacious and the bed linen was crisp white cotton and so comfortable. Tea and coffee making in the room too along with freeview TV. Our room did not have a shower but a large bathroom with shower attachments on the bath (useful for washing your hair!!)
Breakfast was very good value too and was plentiful and delicious. Fruit, Cereal, cooked breakfast and toast
The location was quiet and peaceful and an excellent find.

The staff were very helpful in arranging us taxis to and from the party we were going to. We would have no hesitation in going back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank DawnH67
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Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Having heard the best beach had been taken over we decided to go for a spot of lunch. We walked in and was welcomed by the barmaid who was friendly and very attentive.. It was clean and had a nice atmosphere.. We had our food that was average.. And not presented very well..looked like it had just been thrown on the plate.. Also the ciabatta could of been cut in half... But The prices were very cheap compared to the local pubs in the area overall we were very happy and would go back

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Turtle455
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed with The Best Beech Inn over the August bank holiday for one night and from the moment we arrived to the checking out we knew we’d made the best choice for the area. The owners were so friendly and helpful and make the atmosphere. We and our Whippet dog were made to feel incredibly welcome. We learnt that the new owners took over the Best Beech Inn only 10 weeks previous to our stay and they have worked really hard to get it up and running and refurbished the bar, restaurant and rooms to a very traditional country retreat. The room and en-suite were perfect, very comfortable and both the dinner and breakfast were excellent. We will definitely be checking in again when next their way. Thanks for great stay!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Four poster room, really spacious with TV, drink making facilities, good bathroom/b...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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tenterden
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

My partner, my four year old son and I enjoyed a last minute stay at this pub for one night. The staff and owners were extremely friendly and welcoming and the food was well priced and delicious. The room was comfortable and traditional and had everything we needed. We would definately return

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

After many years of indifferent "management" and a thoughtless, cheap refurbishement by Shepperd Neame, that ripped the heart out of this old country pub,its getting back to the old days! Spencer and his team have done more in a month than others have achieved in years. Its not rocket science - make the pub look like a pub; Friendly, efficient service; Best selling beers and lagers that people want to drink - yes, Harveys is back! and a great new beer garden out the back. A bit of marketing and reasons to come in - Curry, fish and steak nights; Good reasonably priced food; quiz night; bands and atmosphere. It just shows that people make pubs - landlords, motivated staff and punters - the turn around is wirth a visit alone!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Steven T
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Property: The Best Beech Inn
Address: Best Beech Hill, Wadhurst TN5 6JH, England (Formerly The Best Beech)
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Wadhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Wadhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Best Beech Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 2016. The Best Beech is a beautiful country inn located on the outskirts of the village of Wadhurst in East Sussex. The Best Beech offers a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and is the ideal place to catch up with friends or relax with family. The restaurant offers traditional dishes and uses local suppliers wherever possible. In addition The Best Beech offers six well appointed en-suite rooms, all equipped with flat screen televisions, and tea making facilities. ... more   less 
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