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“Great building, Strange people - Fawlty Towers lives!”
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The Falcon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bromyard
East Staffs.
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“Great building, Strange people - Fawlty Towers lives!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

I stayed here overnight on a Saturday with my wife and four of my family as we were attending a wedding in a nearby village. When we arrived at the hotel we liked the look of the quirky features and obvious history of the building...then we met the owners.

We were greeted quite abruptly by Silvia Silver (the owner along with her husband John) sitting with her feet up having a cup of tea and this set the general tone for the rest of our stay. Everything we asked (or sometimes didn't even get that far) was met by a short, sharp "I'm not" or "You can't". After a while we decided to embrace it as an experience rather than be offended.

We checked in and the rooms were actually quite nice, I couldn't fault the cleanliness and they were certainly more interesting than a Travelodge. Plenty of tea, coffee & biscuits and also complimentary toiletries. We returned downstairs for a quick look around, I wandered into the bar to be told by Mrs SIlver "I'm not serving! Oh you're one of my residents, well i'm still not serving. And you won't get a drink late at night here so best make sure you have enough at the wedding". We decided to have a wander round the village instead...

When we returned to get ready for the wedding she assked if we had booked taxis. I replied that we hadn't, to which she retorted "Well you've got NO chance now. Looks like you're walking". As it happened we called a taxi firm and they got us therre without any problem at all.

Unfortunately it wasn't all comedy customer service. At one point Mrs Silver torn one of her poor young staff members to shreds in front of all the guests in recption for daring to ask for a day off. Incredible stuff to witness.

Possibly the best exchange was between Mrs Silver and my father regarding the breakfast menu for the next morning. She went through it with him but told him he couldn't have the smoked haddock. He asked why not and she said it was too much hassle, even if we all wanted it. My father suggested she should remove it to which she replied "But we're the only place in the village that has it on the menu". Strange logic, the sort of stuff comedy writers would kill for. The footnote to this was when we went to breakfast the next day and she told my father that if he'd ordered the haddock the day before she would have done it for him!

Breakfast itself was tasty and cooked well and I couldn't fault it. Mrs SIlver had even discovered a small amount of tact and decorum. There weren't that many other residents that I saw, but it was quite a pleasant atmosphere.

Overall I would say that it is the owners who spoil this hotel, but it certainly is an experience - not one i'd rush back to again though.

Room Tip: The three rooms (a single, double and treble) that we had between us all had an extra bed that wasn...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Food was terrible, not a great choice on menu if you don't like game. Potatoes and veg were not good. Probably the best place to stay in Bromyard centre but then again it hasn't got a lot of competition.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

Well reading from the above comments give's me the impression that i understand only to well, These mixed comments leave us bewildered and some what confused, but i understand fully now, both owners are full on P*** Heads, the beer was off and tasted like vinegar, and as for the meals, we had a roast dinner, well meat with cold goose fat non cooked roast potatoes, i mean i ask you a chef who can't cook a ROAST dinner perhaps not in Africa but come on England , for god sake will not be eating or drinking here again, total rip off

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

we stayed here last weekend not knowing quite wjhat to expect. A lovely very old hotel come pub in the lovely quiet town of Bromyard Herefordshire. owned and run by an experienced unflappable couple this was a comfortable, relaxed and amusing stay. food was very good and the local beers served without the disaster of a wretched sparkler (which froths up and removes natural flavour from Ale) were in perfect condition. clean, friendly and local this was just fine: No fan noises, no banging doors.

Room Tip: just ask the hotelier.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

i hated every second of staying at this dump, the land lady clearly is rude, annoying and crazy, i dont know how someone with her personality could run a pub/hotel and keep it going. the menu was very basic, and over priced with non of the ingredients being fresh or tasting nice. the pub itself smelt really strange and it was filthy and understaffed. for the poor quality meal we had here we sure did had to wait for a long for a plate of slop to be served up. the room was vile with mould, dirt, broken furniture, stained bedsheets, dusty, smelly, creeky ect ect. every single second at this place was complete waste of money and time. do not visit unless some drastic refurbing and change of management.

Room Tip: all the rooms are roadside so any are a poor pick as theres a constant niose from traffic and people...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

We had our Civil Partnership celebration here - and we couldn't fault anything. We dine here - [ we live only five minutes walk away ] - and whenever we have family visiting they absolutely insist on dining at "The Falcon". We are never disappointed. John and Silvia Silver have transformed what was a pub with rooms into a hotel of character. Yes, it is true we often dine elsewhere, but we always come back to The Falcon.

Room Tip: For our Civil Partnership we took over the hotel and had not one complaint.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

For the price cannot and would not complain! Food was very nice as were the local beers. Its a very old building so some of the floors are a bit uneven but thats all part of the character!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Falcon Hotel
Address: 4 Broad Street, Bromyard HR7 4BT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Bromyard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bromyard
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Falcon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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