Visted as part of a group of 10 persons ( 5 x couples) on Arrival we were greated with a warm welcome by the manager, As you entered the hotelentrance you felt festive with a Christmas tree and helpful staff. Taxi was arranged for 2 of us to be taken into Bath for a mooch around the Christmas market, the taxi cost £25 for a 15 min ride. On arriving back to The Old Priory we meet up with the rest of ou group where sat relaxed in the small lounge. The lounge was small and not idea for a group of 10 guests , it missed any type of christmas decor, the huge stunning fire place was empty of festive spirit , the wood burner was not lit, lacking in ambience, when shown to our room, with very low beams, we were a little disappointed for the rate of £130 we has v hard old beds mattress with blankets and no shower, instead a bath with a shower head that trickled a littel water with a erratic temp together with a noisy water tank gurggling away through out the night.
The Moody Goose resturant was lovely the food was fantastic and the waitress staff and service were superb, the down side is come 10:30 were were asked to turn the music down to a volume of a whisper as a guest that retired to sleep t 9:30pm complained of the noise, , as a group of 10 persons their was lots of chatter, but no way loud or shouting and the music was only back groud music so not loud. At 11pm when asked for another red wine/port we were told no as the bar had shut, this came to a surprise as were were not given any prior warning . This was very disappointing esp as a group spent way over £1,500 on meal and rooms only to be asked to whisper and no drinks in the evening..we asked if we could go to the lounge to relax for the last part of the evening, only to be told that no one was allowed as staff had all gone home. Great place to eat ,but lacking in festive cheer and not ideal for groups who what to socialise after 11pm !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful building with parts dating from 14th century, 9 miles south of Bath. Excellent base to explore Somerset. Recently refurbished. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Priory Midsomer Norton, Somerset