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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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First time visiting this place on the strength of so many 5* reviews, and first time taste of bison. This is the cafe under review, on the bison rearing business. Expect a basic farm building, with pictures of bison, wood burning stove, cooking some home reared meat, and home
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Response from ruth w, Owner at Bouverie Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your comments, and if I may, please can I respond to these. We were already in the process of installing a larger log burner as we were aware, that on very cold days, it could be a tad cold. Pleased to say - that has been installed this afternoon. I can only apologise it was not in site for your visit. As for the toilet - I am afraid that due to space we are unable to offer inside facilities, and as the hot water has a fair way to travel - it does come through hot after a little while. Guests are always welcome to walk and view the Bison - in fact it is something which we encourage. I am afraid that during the winter months, they are housed in the barns further up the farm track. In summer months they are mostly in view in the fields opposite., I do hope this has not put you off returning to our cafe and hope that we may welcome you again soon.
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Sunday morning brekky at the café. Fabulous! Lovely welcome from owner, with quick service but time to chat. Quaint/rustic dining room. Emphasis on good quality food; don't forget this is the place where they rear bison and they properly understand quality local produce.
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Response from ruth w, Owner at Bouverie Lodge
Responded 29 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words and review. Hope we will see you again soon
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Four of us went to the Through the Gate cafe for a full English breakfast, absolutely first class, we breakfast once a fortnight in the Melton Mowbray area, and this was without doubt one of the best. Fantastic bacon and sausages, good service, nice staff, we will return!
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Response from ruth w, Owner at Bouverie Lodge
Responded 19 Sep 2018
So very nice to hear - especially when I was not here and that the staff looked after you very well and the food was first class as usual. Hope we may have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.
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We have driven past Bouverie Lodge many times but today we decided to stop a while. Sitting eating the food we agreed that Our major regret is that we have left it so long before actually stopping to have something to eat at Bouverie Lodge. Don't expect the razmataz of the
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Response from ruth w, Owner at Bouverie Lodge
Responded 10 Sep 2018
Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our little cafe "with a difference". Look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Had a lovely afternoon hearing about how the bison farm originated and enjoying a fabulous afternoon tea. Good selection of sandwiches, the best sausage rolls, savoury and sweet scones and superb cakes. Gluten free requirements catered too. Had a walk up the lane to see the
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Response from ruth w, Owner at Bouverie Lodge
Responded 11 Aug 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was lovely to have you all and hope that we see you again soon.
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Hi Ruth. Thanks for getting back to me. We were looking to take our grandchildren to Twinlakes, but they've already been so ee are looking for somewhere else. It's a shame as your venue looks lovely.
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"Used the food outlet so can't comment about rooms having a "phone Free Day" I don't know about Wifi and accommodation."
"Three rooms, all gorgeous, peaceful setting"
"Two double rooms en suite with shower, 1 double room with adjacent bathroom."
"We used 2 of the 3 bedrooms but they are all equally clean and comfortable with everything you could require provided!"
United KingdomEnglandMelton Mowbray
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