Just popped in to Abbey house for a cream tea with a friend in their beautiful gardens.
We sat outside as we'd been for a lovely walk in the surrounding countryside, and I had my little cocker spaniel in tow.
Alas, when our order of scones and sandwiches arrived, so did the wasps. No sooner had we waved the first one away from the jam jar, than a gentleman promptly appeared at the table and asked whether we would like a table inside, assuring me that my dog would be welcome in the dining room. It should be noted that she is quiet and well-trained, and at the time, miraculously enough, reasonably clean.
He set down a towel for pups on the floor next to our table and brought over our things from outside.
The setting, the atmosphere, and the food were excellent, as always, but this seemingly small gesture was just that one little thing that put them at the top of my list for first class service.
Thank you, and well done.
- Also Known As:
- The Abbey House Hotel Abbotsbury
- The Abbey Hotel
- The Abbey House Abbotsbury, Dorset