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“Good accommodation for a pub” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Princess Royal
Ranked #1 of 22 Farnham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good accommodation for a pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We were a large family group of 15 plus staying at Princess Royal for a family wedding nearby. The rooms are of a good size, clean and comfortable and nice toiletries available! As the hotel annexe is located just behind the pub we had no worries about being disturbished from any noise.

There is a good selection of breakfast options from traditional full English to pancakes, scrambled egg and salmon as well as continental breakfast offerings

We ate at the restaurant for a couple of meals and there was a good selection of traditional pub meals on offer.The only issue with such as large group is that some of the orders were delayed or forgotten and some staff were more helpful than others but overall we had good experience.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Tania Irwin I, General Manager at The Princess Royal, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

If I remember correctly I believe you stayed with us around the 13th June for 2-3 nights with your family.

I am pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and that the range of breakfast on offer suited you and your guests.

As for your meals when dining with us I do apologise if there we a few delays or issues however we do endeavour to serve large parties as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

Should you be in the area again or passing through we do hope you chose to stay with us again.

Regards

Tania Irwin
Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I stay quite regularly for work mainly because of the location but also as it represents good value.

The rooms are large with nice bathrooms with free tea/coffee and toiletries. Also, Parking and WiFi are free (Hooray!). Aside from large rooms, I always find them clean and tidy however, if you get put upstairs, the creaking floors are a little off putting.

Food-wise, it's not bad by any stretch, however it is a little pricey and not very adventurous so if truth be told either add some more options or drop the prices.

Breakfast however is normally included in the room rate and this is always nice and fresh.

Staff are always pleasant too

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rob M
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

my husband and i and the dog stayed here 10thJan 2013, as our dog was having an operation the next day and we travelled from wales. they really are pet friendly, i asked for some table scraps for the dog and he loved them , they even asked if we wanted a dish of water for him as we sat in the corner because he is afraid of bigger dogs ! room was spacious and clean, staff very friendly food was reasonable. i left a pair of boots behind and called back later to ask if they had found them there and they had!
so thank you to all concerned, you know who you are !

Room Tip: rooms on either of the far ends are away from fire doors and people coming and going.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gaynor12
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London
Level Contributor
122 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

GOOD THINGS
Spacious room
Clean
Bath/shower
Excellent free WiFi
Much improved food in restaurant - really quite good but the chef appears not to serve vegetables with the mains so you have to order separately.
Generous breakfast.
£69 per night
Very friendly staff who try hard.

BAD THINGS
Hot water taps not working in room
Electric space heaters switch on at 02:00 and make loud squeaks and groans as they warm up
Bath too small even to sit in

I will use again.

Room Tip: Ask to stay up stairs in the accommodation block outside. It's much quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bertybign
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Hadn't been to the Princess Royal for a couple of years and was looking forward to a bit of Christmas food and an evening stay next door. Unfortunately I was denied the Christmas menu, despite the website and boards suggesting it was available, a bit of a shame, but the normal menu was good quality Fullers fare.

The accommodation block is just behind the pub with well-sized and appointed rooms. A couple of details were disappointing though - a rather spongy floor in areas of the bathroom suggested damp and the bed was the softest and most uncomfortable I have ever slept on; I don't know whether this is the standard bed but is worth checking; I woke up with aches and pains.

Breakfast is served in the pub, a few items on a self-serve buffet, others including a full English on a menu. Most of the items were great quality, especially the sausages. Unfortunately the bacon was the streakiest I've ever been served and no white bread for toast as it was still frozen. I should love this place, it has all the right ingredients but is let down by the details.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paul C
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Surrey/Hants border
Level Contributor
120 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We took my mother here for a meal: bless her, everyone else was really pleased with their meal but mum. Lots had been left off her meal and she was very disappointed. To be fair to the staff, they swiftly deducted it from the bill and gave mum a free coffee as an apology which definatly made her feel better!
The real ale was mostly good except one pint of very cloudy London pride... I was told it was because it was a new barrel, hm, if they say so; though in my experience its usually the end of it that makes a ropey pint! I didn't stay but have been shown the rooms, they are very reasonably priced and nicely finished. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as an alternative to a central farnham stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BimboDarling
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Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Enjoyed several nights stay while in Farnham on business. The rooms were very large and the breakfast was included in the price. Free WiFi, good food, and you get to say you stayed in a pub! The pub was nice with local ales, good food, and friendly staff. They even invited us to a quiz night but we were too tired from the flight to stay up for it! This is a nice intimate area of the English countryside. We were on business so didn't do too much other than check out the miniature town in the middle of a roundabout!

Room Tip: Stayed on second floor. By the window it was a bit chilly but the radiator had plenty of heat!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank David M
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Property: The Princess Royal
Address: Guildford Road | Runfold, Farnham GU10 1NX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Farnham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Farnham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Princess Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you stay at the hotel, or just call in for a meal, we can assure you of a varied menu of freshly prepared home-made food, conplemented with a selection of award-winning Fuller's ales or a glass of fine wine.There are 21 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. All rooms have Sky Sports, satillite TV, hairdryer, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, free parking and free Wifi.Weddings, functions, meetings. conferences and private receptions all catered for.Situated close to Farnham, Farnborough, Aldershot and Guildford a warm welcome awaits for both the business and leisure traveller.we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in the near future. ... more   less 
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