We booked this B&B specifcally as they served evening meals and the food reviews had been so good previously. Unfortunately very disapponted with the dinner we had on Saturday night. Poor quality, badly made. Tomato and Mozarella Salad was nothing like one I'd ever seen before, main course fish cooked using pre packed frozen fish, chips dark and floppy, cheese board a large diiner plate with only one type of cheese on one half of the plate and a pile of biscuits on the other. Apparenly there is only one cheese to be had from a choice of three, no 'greenery' on the cheese board either. They'd run out of grapes and had no alternatives. Very slow service. None of the tables were set up for dinner, despite having booked in advance. It's a real shame as we had such high hopes based on previous reviews. New owners have been in the property for only 12 weeks so all previous reviews based on the old owners food. The waitress told us they currently have no chef. The owners are however very pleasant and did give a discount on checkout for the poor meals. Am assuming things will perk up once they've got into the swing of things - it's the attention to detail that seems to be missing.
Breakfast was very good! Cooked to order so quite slow in coming, but very tasty.
The bedrom was fine - I'm not sure it was worth the price we paid for B&B, but was OK. As previously mentioned, plug sockets not ideally situated for mirrors.
Location was very good, but would be unlikely to stay here again based on this experience.
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- We an Old Coaching Inn with 3 fully refurbished King Size Rooms with en-suite. ... more less
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- The Royal Oak Hotel Bere Regis, Dorset