We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Leicestershire weekend”
Review of Appleby Inn Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Appleby Inn Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Leicestershire weekend”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Not where we had booked to stay and not therefore what we were expecting. Very cold in the dining-room at breakfast time! The staff were very friendly and helpful, but just not our sort of place for a weekend away.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AJP1964
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael G, General Manager at Appleby Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Hello and thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Appleby Inn Hotel.
It is with regret that we learn you did not see our establishment to suit your tastes. In terms of points raised in your brief review we find it a little difficult to address as the main issue seems to be the you were housed at the hotel due to your other accommodation not being able to check you in for your booking. My own understanding of the booking in question is that there was a few similar bookings that we in-took due to surrounding hotels not being able to fulfil their bookings due to unavoidable circumstances. With this is mind we are aware that we were not the chosen hotel for some guests and could therefore differ in their expectations or their requirements for their original stay and whilst we are very pleased we could come to the aid of some guests in providing alternative accommodation at such short notice we also accept that with a hasty relocation it may not be the ideal situation for some customers. We hope you do not incur such disruption when travelling in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

116 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    56
    35
    15
    6
    4
See reviews for
33
38
2
18
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We are a local Travel Agency in Nottingham and we organise group visits around the area and we take in a lunch. We decided to use the Appleby Inn for our recent Mystery Trip and can honestly say it was fabulous. The staff are very accommodating and the table organisation was easy and well presented.
The meal itself was beautiful everything was cooked to perfection and the portion size was fantastic for the rate we paid. The sweets were both different and tasty. There were 30 people on our trip and everyone has complimented the Appleby Inn. Dave our driver said it is one of the best group meals he has had as a coach driver and he has been in the business 40 years. Couldn't recommend The Appleby Inn enough and a big thank you to Michael for being so helpful!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jewelgem
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael G, General Manager at Appleby Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you for such a fantastic review! It was a pleasure hosting your agency for the group lunch on your Mystery Trip. We host large parties on a regular basis and feel very pleased to offer an efficient service coupled with varied menu choice all at affordable cost all in a spacious homely setting.
It was pleasing to hear such positive feedback from the guests on the day and provides us with a great feeling that the Appleby Inn Hotel helped contribute to your day out, we are certainly pleased to be Dave's number one venue with his many years visiting other venues!
We thank you for your feedback and would love to welcome back your travel agency back for meals with us in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
south wales
Level Contributor
76 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night on way to York. This was a good location for us as it was just off the motorway and easy for us to break up our journey. Our room was spacious and bed comfortable. We enjoyed our evening meal, there was a good reasonable priced menu. Breakfast was also enjoyable. Friendly staff.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank two-taffies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael G, General Manager at Appleby Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you for your review of your stay with us here at the Appleby Inn Hotel. Our location is a big advantage to us as a business, easily accessible to major motorways and many nearby cities yet set in idyllic, peaceful countryside.
We aim to provide a warm friendly welcome for all guests to arrive to at the Appleby Inn Hotel, staff aim to make your stay as carefree as possible whilst enjoying, as you mentioned, spacious and comfortable surroundings.
Our restaurant offers a welcome amenity for guests, the chance to enjoy home cooked delicious food at affordable prices gives guests a great option for dining during their stay. Breakfast from our varied breakfast menu delivered to your table ensures a good start to your day, we are glad you found this the case.
We will gladly welcome you back to the Appleby Inn Hotel should you choose to stay with us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Have stayed here before and been fine fine but last night we were in room 1. The noise from the kitchen extractor plus the heating was appalling, worst nights sleep ever. I did complain to the receptionist but he really couldn't have cared less. It's a pity because the function was excellent, the food great and the breakfast was also good. Spoiled a good night.

Room Tip: Do not sleep in room 1
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank slong2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael G, General Manager at Appleby Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Hello and thank you for your review of your stay with us at the Appleby Inn Hotel. It is with great regret we read of your disappointment regarding your stay with us, our aim is to leave all guests departing with a smile after a relaxing stopover in a homely atmosphere we apologise if you felt this was not the case.
In regards to your comment regarding our Kitchen extractor we can, and did, assure you that the Extractor ceases at 10.00 along with the closer of our kitchens, although there are few other fans located at the rear of the hotel they should not provide substantial noise to disturb you for the room you was in, neither should the kitchen extractor when it is in use. Since your comments we have had our maintenance team inspect all fans and extractors to ensure they are running efficiently and quietly, we have also checked neighbouring rooms bathroom extract fans to see if this may have been the source of noise as Room 1 is quite a commonly used and requested room. I am reluctant to go into detail regarding the heating as your comment is quite vague and I am unsure as to what your issue with the heating was, all rooms do have a thermostat on the radiators so guests can alter the settings to adjust the heating to suit.
As the gentleman on shift received your comments as comments whilst departing and of quite a concise nature he was of the opinion that you were unreceptive to a conversion regarding the matter and made the comments as a leaving statement, he assures me that he was keen to resolve any issues that had arisen but also needed to discuss the issues with you in greater detail and liaise with the maintenance team to do so.
We apologise that any noise may have affected your stay with us and upon inspection there doesn’t seem to any further issues with noise, we have used the room since and have had positive feedback so we would again apologise and see this as an isolated incident but again are regretful that you did not enjoy this visit to us. I would also urge you to elaborate on positive experiences as well as negative, although guests are free to express their views on experiences they wish I am disappointed that an isolated incident has clouded such a well received evening dinner function, as you stated briefly you had a pleasant evening along with positive past stays in the hotel. We host the function yearly and are honoured to do so, we have booked next years date with great pleasure and look forward to delivering another quality meal, we hope this experience does not alter your view of us here at the Appleby Inn and assure you of a warm welcome should you return next year.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Stayed here 1 night,

My room was comfy clean and had all the facilty's
We ate our evening meal in the hotel and it was excellent also great value too. The staf were excellent polite helpful and friendly if your a single traveller the don't mind a natter at the bar whilst they are getting on with their work, I was with a colleague but we did enjoy a little banter with staff.
I do remember that I got a decent nights sleep here'
Breakfast:
The service I really like, Cooked fresh to order along with a choice of cereals Yoghurts etc.
I much prefer the breakfast delivered to the table and the gent who served us was spot on.

Defo stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sean R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael G, General Manager at Appleby Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Hello and thank you for your review regarding your stay at the Appleby Inn Hotel.
All of the team here at the Appleby receive your comments with great pride, one of our main aims is to make guests feel at home and give everybody a warm welcome during their stay with us.
We have table served breakfast for all of our time as a hotel and believe it gives you that extra touch of comfort, a fresh home cooked breakfast of your choice delivered to you by our friendly waiting on staff is the perfect start to a day!
It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to the Appleby Inn Hotel should you wish to return in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in September in a spacious family room on the ground floor. This place is very accessible just off the motorway but secluded enough to give a great rural feel. Check in was quick and staff where very welcoming. The room itself was located on the ground floor with outside access, the beds comfortable and the room very spacious for three adults with all facilities you could need. TV was a little on the small side and hard to view from the far end of the room although on holidays the TV is not a big priority. Plenty of parking to be had which made our room even more accessible with our luggage. The restaurant had an ample menu and the food was very nice pub food. Service in the restaurant was very good, prompt and with a smile most of the time. The Inn was in a good location for what we wanted which was access to the villages around from Netherseal to Overseal and into Ashby for our very own version of "Who do you think you are..." Would recommend this to any other relatives uncovering their roots.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ossie7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael G, General Manager at Appleby Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Hello and thank you for your review of your stay with us here at the Appleby Inn Hotel.
We are glad we could play a part in your visit to England and are pleased you enjoyed your time in the wonderful surrounding area.
We welcome many guests from many countries and it is always a pleasure to interact with our guests and see if we can be of assistance in any way during their time with us.
Our family rooms are very spacious and provide maximum comfort for larger travelling parties, upon you review we have upgraded the TV in our larger bedrooms, thank you for your feedback. Free of charge parking and accessible parking is a welcome amenity we offer our guests. we have recently resurfaced our car park to maintain our high standards.
Our restaurant, as we often mention, offers high quality meals at affordable prices along with friendly, helpful efficient service to complete your experience.
We take great pleasure that you would happily recommend us, it was a pleasure hosting you and we thank you for your kind words.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely time room was very clean .and we will be back up for my birthday for a night with out the kids thanks so much .we look at the menu for the food it was good price . We was happy with the breakfast had a full English and one for my daughter to she loved it and so did I .

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank Lily J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Michael G, General Manager at Appleby Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Thank you for such a positive review of your time with us here at the Appleby Inn.
Cleanliness is a major priority of ours and continuous feedback of a spotlessly clean hotel and restaurant is a glowing compliment to our housekeeping staff who pride themselves on presenting a welcoming homely bedroom for guests.
A choice of cooked breakfasts, fruits, cereals to suit all our guests delivered fresh to your table is what awaits all our guests in the morning of their stay, we are glad you and your daughter enjoyed your Full English breakfasts.
Immediate plans to return to the Appleby Inn Hotel speaks volumes for us as a company and we already look forward to hosting you for what we aim to make a Happy Birthday for you!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Appleby Magna
0.2 mi away
Best Western Appleby Park Hotel
Best Western Appleby Park Hotel
#1 of 1 in Appleby Magna
463 reviews
6.4 mi away
Millers Hotel
Millers Hotel
#2 of 12 in Nuneaton
420 reviews
8.2 mi away
Drayton Court Hotel
Drayton Court Hotel
#3 of 11 in Tamworth
212 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.4 mi away
Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa
Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa
#1 of 1 in Market Bosworth
4,145 reviews
8.8 mi away
Drayton Manor Hotel
Drayton Manor Hotel
#2 of 11 in Tamworth
1,600 reviews
3.3 mi away
Champneys Springs Health Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Appleby Inn Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Appleby Inn Hotel

Property: Appleby Inn Hotel
Address: 11 Atherstone Road | Appleby Parva, Appleby Magna DE12 7AP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Appleby Magna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Appleby Magna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Appleby Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Appleby Inn Hotel is a family owned and run Hotel, Bar & Restaurant located on the A444 half a mile from junction 11 of the M42 within close distance of both Birmingham and East Midland airports, and is also easily accessible to the M6 and M1 motorways. The Hotel is also ideally situated close to most local midland towns and cities, perfect for both commuters and tourists. Set within rural Derbyshire the Hotel borders on the four counties of Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire. The Hotel has a fine reputation for its welcoming, homely atmosphere, fine restaurant food and exceptional value for money.Nearby tourist attractions include Twycross Zoo, The Battle of Bosworth fields, Donnington Park, Drayton Manor Park and the Sir John Moore Foundation is only a short walk away. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Traveltool, S.L.U., Odigeo, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Appleby Inn Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Appleby Inn Hotel Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing