The hotel is in an excellent location in the centre of Much Wenlock, so very good for a stroll around ....... well, it would have been had it not been raining hard! The hotel has a feel of quality about it and my bedroom (in the Forge annex) was large (possibly because it was the disabled room), very comfortable, appointed to a high standard and with a strong and free wifi signal. There was also a large corner bath in what was also a large bathroom.
The hotel bar is very welcoming and comfortable; moreover, it served draft Peroni. Top tip is to pre-book a table for an evening meal, whether it is from the dinner or bar meal menu. I decided on the latter, but having not booked - I didn't think that there was a need to for a 'bar meal' - there was a wait of an hour even for a bar meal, because of the demand on tables and the kitchen. I decided not to wait until what would have been after 9pm and went elsewhere, so cannot comment on the food. It is also rather odd that you can only book b&b on the Hotel's website, yet there is a dinner, b&b rate on a sheet at reception.
I did eat breakfast, which was a rather disjointed experience, although the freshly cooked breakfast was very good. Tables in the restaurant area were obviously in short supply, so the area near the bar had been pressed into action. There were some boxes of cereal and fruit juice on a nearby table, but the staff never mentioned that there was fruit, croissants, etc, in the restaurant area. I only spotted that when I went looking for staff on check out. So the dining experience, or lack of, rather took the edge off my stay, which was a pity as the hotel has a lot going for it, but was obviously not quite coping with being so busy.
I booked directly using the hotel website and obtained what I considered was a competitive and reasonable rate for a hotel of this quality.
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