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“Lovely if you're not paying and wet towels are of no concern...”
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Peat Spade Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stockbridge
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed over the weekend of a friend's wedding. Aesthetically, the pub and rooms were lovely, and supper on the first night was excellent. Full breakfast was cooked to order, fresh and filling, though a little more in the way of cereal or even porridge would have been appreciated. Even more so, even a single piece of fruit either in the room or with breakfast would have been thoughtful. Sandwiches ordered the following day were fairly basic and I was perhaps not unreasonably surprised to be charged £10 for two small egg mayonnaise portions stretching just shy of two slices of bread!
Generally, the stay was fine, but the staff were on several occasions less than helpful; the first night, enquiries about another of our party whose flight into the country had been delayed were met with unyielding adhesion to a set locking up time beyond which one of us would have to stay up to deliver her room key. Only one of the five or six bedrooms occupied by our party were serviced on the second day, meaning that we returned late after the wedding reception to wet towels and unwashed cups, and the explanation that we were at fault for not leaving our keys (despite our aiming to save the staff waiting up for us, and our not receiving any instruction about leaving them) was at best tenuous.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Two of us drove out to this beuatiful village for lunch. We had a superb lunch. Everything was excellent... Food, drink, service, ambience. It is a mystery to us how so many negative reviews have crept into this listing.
Do not listen to them. Just go, and judging from our experience, you willl not be disappointed.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Throughly enjoyable Sunday lunch - superb food and catered well for children. The only part that dulled the whole experience was the waitress upon taking our pudding order. Upon one of our party asking for 1 scoop of ice-cream to accompany her sticky toffee pudding, the waitress replied, 'You can't have that on a Sunday'. It was quite unbelievable. As most people would probably agree, sticky toffee pudding is fine on its own, although the majority of people would prefer it with a little bit of ice-cream, or clotted cream. To be told, 'You can't have that on a Sunday' was extremely rude I thought.

My husband, not having heard the previous conversation, then also asked for ice-cream and received the reply, 'Mmm, I suppose you could have it, but it will cost you an extra £2.50'. At least he got a scoop, our friend still didn't, and of course we were charged the extra £2.50 for one small scoop of ice-cream.

It's a small point, but I do think that when customers are paying £100+ for lunch for 4, then it would be pleasant to at least get a small scoop of ice-cream to accompany the sticky toffee pudding.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The last time we came here was just over twenty years ago when it was run by a lady almost single handedly. The pub was a bit tatty then but the food was excellent, particularly memorable was a plate of local cheeses washed down with a lovely dessert wine to end our meal. So..... twenty years on we were expecting a change, after all we are seasoned travellers and enjoy our dining adventures.We feel that one of the most important things when dining out is that you get a warm welcome, we certainly did not get that. We were away for a weekend and were looking for somewhere to return the next day for lunch. The place was half full, we went to the bar and the girl behind it gave us a suly look of distain, there was no hello, she seemed impatient as we ordered a wine and a beer. The conversation from her was basically, 'what do you want?', 'that's £8.10' ,
'change'. The last comment was done as she almost threw my change on to the bar, we saw two more staff who avoided eye contact and conversation. They showed concern as wemsatnatna table, as if this was some great inconvenience. We were not shown a menu, it was about 1 in the afternoon, a customer walked up to the bar with his plate of food, looking unhappy but perhaps not with such unhappiness as two of the female staff displayed on their faces. We drank our drinks and left, needless to say no one said goodbye or thanked us for our custom. Unbelievable. A pub in a beautiful village that should be delightful, if you read our other reviews you will see that we went to many places this weekend and we are fair with our reviews. This place was disgrace, we may return in another twenty years.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Had a fabulous mid-week escape to this small but beautifully formed pub in Hampshire on the River Test. Our bedroom was very comfortable, although on the small side (what do you expect in a village pub?). Bathroom was well-equipped with a big shower. Food was fabulous-all produce supplied from the John Lewis Estate farms (Lechfield?), on which the pub is located. This is not any old pub menu. Well-executed food ensembles. Wine list was disappointingly limited, but nothing lacking in selection-just not an interesting list. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Location excellent. Looking forward to returning. Would point out that I think this place would be very hard to book in fishing season-for understandable reasons!

Room Tip: Separate barn area room is quietest.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

A quiet relaxed pub. Great food at supper. Good fast breakfast but please provide Marmite! Comfy rooms with good wifi. Lights flickered a bit and bed a bit soft. Great shower. All in all happily go back again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great little rooms with excellent powerful showers and well appointed bathrooms. The attached pub style resturant ties in the visit nicely. Decent cooking for the most part with a well thought out menu, served in a cozy dining room

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Peat Spade Inn

Address: Peat Spade Village St | Longstock, Stockbridge SO20 6DR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Stockbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stockbridge
Price Range: $104 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Peat Spade Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Peat Spade Inn sits in a picture postcard setting in the beautiful village of Longstock in the heart of Hampshire. Located in the Test Valley, less than a mile from Stockbridge - the fly fishing capital of the world - the rivers and downs surrounding the inn are home to some of the best fishing and shooting opportunities in the world making The Peat Spade Inn an inviting refuge for country sport enthusiasts. After a long day enjoying the outdoors, head back to the inn to rest your feet, sit back and relax with a freshly poured pint of Upham real ale. With the Test Way passing close by, The Peat Spade is a popular retreat for walkers to stop by en route to refuel with some fabulous pub food. It's a great stopover too for those visiting the nearby historic cities of Winchester and Salisbury. This charming country pub is just an hour's drive away from London and the New Forest and provides the perfect place for a spot of lunch, a delicious dinner,a drink or two in the idyllic Hampshire countryside or somewhere to stay the night. ... more   less 
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