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Best Western Plough and Harrow Hotel

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A warm welcome and traditional hospitality awaits guests at the Plough and Harrow Hotel Birmingham. Built in 1704, originally as a wayside inn, the hotel has over the centuries become steeped in history and is recalled by many as being one of the most popular places to stay in Birmingham during the last few decades. The red brick Victorian architecture of the original building together with the large garden, lawns and plentiful car parking serves to set the Plough & Harrow Hotel apart from other Birmingham hotels This 44 bedroom hotel brings a country house style to the city with an elegant lounge bar, a separate "pub" with over 25 gins & cocktails which also shows BT Sports, a restaurant & terrace overlooking the lawn. While staying at the hotel guests are within 1/2 mile of Broad Street, the NIA, ICC, Symphony Hall, the Botanical Gardens and Edgbaston Cricket Club as well as the shopping precinct & other attractions.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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84Good for walkers
Grade: 84 out of 100
35Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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We had a brilliant time on Saturday celebrating my 60th with my twin brother family and friends. Apart from the party the lead up to the event was excellent due to the contribution and help from Paul Smith and team. They made every effort to be accessible and were on hand to
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Response from paulsmyth1, Owner at Best Western Plough and Harrow Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. It was a pleasure and I am very pleased you had a lovely time. Thanks again
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The staff were brilliant very friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and no long waits. The room, well there was a note on the desk saying they had a new heating system installed and if the room is too hot or cold use the rooms telephone to ring main desk and they will
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Response from paulsmyth1, Owner at Best Western Plough and Harrow Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for writing and I will look into your comments
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We booked this hotel based on the location and free parking. The price was reasonable, the hotel itself had a quirky look. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We asked for a cot bed and it came straight away. The room was clean and very spacious. Bathroom was clean too.
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Response from paulsmyth1, Owner at Best Western Plough and Harrow Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your kind review
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Stayed here as meeting some work colleagues for a night out. Yes it’s a little on the dated side, I stayed in room 207 and I’m not kidding when I say it was a five minute walk from reception to the room, all of the numbers of the 200 rooms were along way from reception/dining
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Response from paulsmyth1, Owner at Best Western Plough and Harrow Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write. We have just installed a new heating system in the hotel so thank you for your patience while we get the system fully operational. I will also pass on your kind comments to Alex
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Took my mother for afternoon tea with a voucher from Buy a Gift. The scones were nice but the tea was tepid, the sandwiches were made with what tasted like industrial margerine that disguised the taste of the fillings and the pastries appeared to have been bought in a pack at
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Response from paulsmyth1, Owner at Best Western Plough and Harrow Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you and will look into your comments
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Large bathroom with good functional bath and shower
Decent sized room with adequate space for short stay
staining on bath
9 mins in a taxi to New Street. 7 to Broad Street ? Check it out on Google Maps.
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About a 20 minute walk
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HI yes you can walk to the arena from the hotel, it takes about thirty minutes... or there is a good bus service, bus stop is just down on the left hand side from the hotel.
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There are quite a few buses that go that way to Five Ways and along Hagley Road, don't know the numbers but there is a West Midlands travel route planner which will guide you.
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"Bit of a trek to the rooms in the newer part of the building if people have mobility problems."
"The vents in the rooms meant you could hear people on the other rooms. I found this amusing but be careful what you say."
"only used the dining area,"
"No lift. One main staircase with wooden banister rail. Most rooms are in new wing which involves corridors with sets of 2 and 3 steps"
"Quiet rooms towards the rear of the property"
US$64 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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