The hotel has recently refurbished rooms. We stayed in a standard double which was well furnished, although overlooked by a neighbouring room and from the conservatory below. Unfortunately, for any privacy we had to keep our curtains closed, which denied us a lovely view. Our en-suite bathroom was beautiful.
The hotel is quite remote and therefore unless you want to drive, you need to eat in either the bar (Lakers) or the restaurant (Ritsons). Our bar meal on Friday was typical bar-food, a delicious Thai curry with accompaniaments and a steak meal. Our Saturday evening meal in Ritson's restaurant began well with a sesame goat's cheese with caramelised pear and a smoked chicken, bacon and gnocci starter. Unfortunately the standard was not continued for the main course. The lovely presentation was let down by the food that was served luke-warm. The peppercorn sauce on the steak was tepid, the accompanying veg were all but cold, and the main of lamb served with rosemary mash promised so much but delivered little, simply because the meal was cold. The restaurant manager and the rest of his staff couldn't bre faulted on service. They were warm, friendly and helpful. Come on kitchen staff don,t let the side down!!!!! This was a treat for our silver wedding anniversary. Had a lovely stay but felt let down with what should have been a special meal.
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