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“A fantastic hotel with character”
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The Old Vicarage
Ranked #27 of 28 Bridgwater B&B and Inns
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“A fantastic hotel with character”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed here for 4 days in double room. I can not fault anything about our stay. The room was lovely, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was fantastic. People have complained about the car park and uneven floors, well this is a 700 year old building with a lot of history and character so if you want boring flat floors and multi storey carparks then stay at a Premier Inn! I definitely recommend eating in the hotels' restaurant, even if it's just once. The food is absolutely amazing and you can tell that the chef loves what he does. Bridgwater is a great "base" to visit the surrounding areas and this lovely little hotel is definitely somewhere I would recommend.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stayed here for one night in June whilst visiting friends. The room was clean and tidy if a little tired looking and rather haphazardly furnished, though the bed was comfortable. The ensuite was compact, clean and warm but stepping up into the shower cubicle might be an issue for some people. Our room was at the back of one of the annexes so overlooked the, slightly overrun, garden. I was a bit concerned to see that the windows had no security locks on them, especially since this was a ground floor room.

Full English breakfast was excellent, but the service was a little underwhelming. Could do with a little more explanation of how the breakfast room operates, such as where to find things and what you need to help yourself to versus what is brought to your table. The breakfast room itself was appealing, but it would have been nice if our table had been cleaned after the previous guests had finished - when we arrived the table still had crumbs spread over it, and half used butter and jam packs placed back in the dishes.

All in all, it was perfectly acceptable accommodation for our needs and the price, but don't stay here expecting outstanding service or luxurious accommodation. Would be happy to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We were lucky enough to spend a night in this lovely hotel and would happily have spent more. Our family room (we were 2 adults and 2 children of 7 & 9) was in the old part of the hotel and had more room than we have ever encountered before! We had a double room, twin room, lounge, bathroom and an anteroom with dressing table too. None of it was modern but it was clean, had everything we needed and was full of character.
The hostess/manager was very welcoming esp since we had booked it via bookings.com 15 mins before and she even let me use her computer to order a takeaway delivery and gave me crockery, cutlery and napkins so we could eat it in our lounge.
Their car park was full but there was plenty of parking outside free after 6pm and all day Sunday.
I've seen complaints about breakfast but it seemed fine to us. Plenty of coffee, juices etc on tap, fresh fruit, yoghurts and cereal (bowl fitted cereal perfectly so I suspect the previous reviewer used the fruit bowls which were smaller). The freshly cooked breakfast and toast was also to a good standard.
I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone and visit there again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

With daughter and grandchildren it is always a concern as to where to stay. This was perfect accommodation for a family and such good value. Reasonable size rooms which included a lounge area and dressing room. Tea and coffee facilities and a good supply of tea,coffee, chocolate drink and biscuits. Breakfast was excellent - a quaint, very English and lovely setting. Excellent parking facilities too. We stayed her en route home from Devon - it was perfect. Much better than a travel lodge, or premier inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Hampshire
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Stayed 1 night. I shopped thro the internet and this was the cheapest I could find in the area with availability and was not disappointed. Good communication, they rang me the day before to see what time I would arrive and if we wanted dinner. Room was small and adequate for 1 night. Parking was full but parked in street only a few metres away. Occasional shouts in the street at night but I expected that in a town centre on a Saturday night. Breakfast was very good. - Recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The Old Vicarage is in the centre of Bridgwater. It is Olde Worlde, breakfast was good.
The room was large as was the shower room in St Mary's Room. It was very convenient to local facilities etc. Good choice for Breakfast. It was a little noisy when the pub clubs kicked out but it was not a problem.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Nice, clean and well decorated. Very Squeaky floors in the area I stayed in and small car park but okay for business trip. Didn't try the food and was out before breakfast but I hear from others that the breakfast is good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Old Vicarage
Address: 45-51 St. Mary Street, Bridgwater TA6 3EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bridgwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Bridgwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Vicarage 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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