We spent 1 night at the Maytime on Saturday 25th May 2013.
We arrived at around 3pm and were shown to the 'Saddlers Room' (the name affectionately given to our room for the night). As pub and accommodation have just had an extensive refurbishment, and the rooms have only been available to use for 3 weeks, the lovely smell of new carpet was delightful!
The room was lovely, decorated to a really high standard. The king size bed was very comfortable. Our room had an en-suite shower room (no bath), but the shower was great.
After checking in we asked the staff for a walking route, which they happily helped us with. The walk was beautiful (helped by the gorgeous weather) - crossing the river, through fields, we also stopped at the Swann Inn for a drink (and vowed to return for food as it looked so nice).
We ate at the Maytime that night. The service was very good, as was the food.
We retired to bed and were disturbed slightly by people going in/out of the other 2 rooms that were adjacent to ours (Tack and Farrier). The rooms aren't particularly sound proofed at the doors, and each of them have a lovely wooden sign (Do not disturb/Make the room up) on a piece of rope on the door - a really cute idea, but practically not great (they clatter every time the door is opened or closed). The noise settled down quick quickly though.
However, as there were children staying in one of the other 2 rooms next to us, and their parents in the other room - we were woken up at around 7am by repeatedly opening/closing of doors and clattering signs. Not great when the room price wasn't cheap! We mentioned it to the staff and they said they would look into it.
Breakfast was good.
All in all it was a lovely stay and I would recommend going if you're thinking about it. There were just a few niggles that need to be ironed out (but they are only on week 3!):
- The water pressure was not great (you had to wait about 15-20 seconds for the trickle of water to kick into full flow)
- Could have done with additional in-room tea/coffee options (e.g. peppermint/earl grey)
- The Saddlers/Tack rooms are right by the pub garden (essentially one of the walls of the garden, which isn't that big) - although this concerned me at first, because it wasn't that warm people didn't stay in the garden drinking until late - so it was actually fine. But this may be a consideration in the high summer months.
- Door sound proofing and clattering signs meant an early start!
Go for the Hunting Room, Yard/Groom room or the Boot Room
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