We stayed here as a special treat to ourselves as we don't normally spend this much on a B+B. The Times Top 50 rating helped us to choose.
Sadly we think its' standards have slipped a little since the Times review. There were a few things which we mentioned to the owners during our stay but there was more which we didn't mention. We didn't want to appear to be constantly wingeing, but they have been bugging me, so it's best to alert others to the fact that it may not perhaps be the magical location you're hoping for as a special treat and, as such, value-for-money is questionable.
Those issues we didn't mention included the out-of-date 'fresh' fruit juice at breakfast, the overcooked breakfast, the only opening bedroom window which didn't open, which made us feel very claustrophobic, and the particular gem, the husband's table manners, which were embarrasingly loud enough for all to hear, guests and all. He's quite a belcher! I just wonder if they have become a little complacent and self-satisfied with their rating; we were made to feel like we were the lucky ones to be staying in their home, rather than them being the lucky ones to have paying guests.
I would normally only praise in writing, but this went a bit too far, considering that these were the issues which we didn't mention, that there was more which we unavoidably had to mention and which we know would have been fixed, and considering the price paid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality B and B in the 16th-century farmhouse, set in eight acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows, in the heart of The Welsh Marches, close to Ludlow's restaurants. There are two bedrooms with their own bathrooms, a separate dining room and a guest sitting room with book-lined shelves and a wood burning stove. We have two one bedroom self catering cottages (the Hen House and the HopPickers) in the grounds, where dogs are welcome. We are keen gardeners, and our garden has featured on the front cover of the National Garden Scheme guide, and in English Garden magazine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brook Farm Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, United Kingdom