Living locally we went to The Coniston's coffee bar for a cup of tea. The cups were VERY small, and the teapot also. For £5.50 we managed one and a quarter cups of tea each. This is poor compared with another local hotel.
The new hotel is very minimalistic, and the young lady who served us was very polite. However, other staff passed through while we were there, and no-one said anything to us.
We also found that the toilets do not flush very well at all!
We will bide our time, and try again one day for a meal, but we were sadly not too impressed.