We stayed at The Old Manor for 3 nights as an add-on break, en route home from a week away. This lovely, quiet hotel is very nicely located between Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge and is full of character. All the staff we encountered were absolutely first-class in every respect - courteous, very friendly and highly efficient. Our dog was also made very welcome and invited everywhere within the hotel. There is also a good dog-walking area (field) at the rear of the hotel, a games room with pool table and various garden areas used for growing the hotel's veg, herbs and fruit. The food was very good and the menu definitely different to the typical hotel offerings. We stayed initially in room 5,on the first floor of the "Milking Parlour" building, having admittedly made a very late booking, so it may have been the only available room. That particular room was frankly disappointing at £100 pn, with an extremely creaky bed. However, for the 2nd and 3rd nights we moved to room 7, across from the restaurant / bar in a small converted ground-floor block. What a difference! This was a lovely room (in the hotel's "superior" category) - well decorated and furnished with plenty of space and a really comfortable (and quiet) huge bed. The new owners of the hotel are doing a great job upgrading an already very fine hotel. The staff, most of whom were local young people, were amongst the best we have ever seen in a hotel (and we've travelled extensively) and the atmosphere is quiet, relaxed and welcoming. Thoroughly recommended for anyone seeking quality accommodation in the beautiful Bradford on Avon area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Moonraker hotel, a grade 2 listed 21 bedrooms Manor house situated on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon/ Trowbridge and a 15 minute drive from the Bath Spa. Mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the Abbess of Glastonbury's estate, the Manor house was originally build in Queen Ann Style before being upgraded in the 17th century to Bath stone. Purchased by Tudor & Lucy Hopkins in July 2013 the hotel has undergone a full refurbishment including transforming the restaurant into a relaxed informal dining space. Head Chef Matthew Briddon (River cafe, Paul Heathcotes) joined the team in September 2013 and has created menus around the hotels kitchen garden and onsite smokery. Nine bee hives provide the hotel honey and rare breed pigs live on the grounds. Kathy Lette (writer and author) stayed at The Old Manor and wrote an article for the Express where she said: 'The bedrooms, with their four poster beds and wide wooden roof beams, are so Jane Austen-esque I kept expecting Mr Darcy to get down on bended knee' The Moonraker oozes old world charm and is a relaxed cotsworld escape with some of the UK's top attractions on its doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Old Manor
- The Moonraker Trowbridge, England