We stayed for a couple of nights while visiting the National self build and renovation centre in Swindon. We were intending to stay in Swindon, but I discovered this inn on Trip advisor and found it would only be a twenty minute journey to the centre.
We stayed in room five, which was located in the courtyard up some metal steps. The bed was a bit too firm for my liking, maybe just a personal view , it would have maybe benefitted from a memory foam topper, but I didn't sleep too badly considering how hot it was. There was a fan in the room. I heard no road noise, although in the summer noise carries from the courtyard if people are drinking late at night.
The shower was very good pressure and the bathroom very well lit. lovely shower gel etc..
Breakfast was good and very filling, the first morning we were time bound, but thanks to the speediness of the lady serving us, we managed to have cereal, cooked breakfast and toast!
Considering the volume of people passing through the establishment in the evenings, the food was very good. I had intended to have a tasting session of all of the guest beers, but am ashamed to say that after tasting the Red Lion's own brews, Hope Kettle Brewing Company, I fell in love with Tricerahop, a triple hopped beer and stayed on that. I loved it so much, we purchased a five litre keg (£18.00) to consume back home.
I think the two ground floor rooms allow you to take your dog with you overnight, so if we come back again and plan some walking, we'll bring our dog. Dogs are allowed in the bar area and in the courtyard, not in the garden, grass area though.
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- Also Known As:
- The Red Lion Hotel Cricklade
- The Red Lion Inn Cricklade, Wiltshire