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“Eccentricity”

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Frogg Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 44 Hotels in Chester
Liverpool
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Eccentricity”
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Like some reviews state - you either “get it” or you don’t. Like the owner would say himself “not for all tastes”. If you are after 5 star pristine surroundings then you need to look for ‘the norm’ with ‘stepford’ staff - elsewhere!

We love it and experience the eccentric madness and relaxation at least 3 times a year - Valentines is a must and we always book in for birthdays/anniversaries etc.

Saturdays with the disco are good and midweek you can enjoy the same food in a quieter setting with lots of special offers. Food is wonderful and we have only experienced fabulous meals on every single occasion. You don’t have to spend a fortune on drinks as the house wines are just fine.

Quirky, eccentric, 30’s amazing place with lots of character and 'frogs'. We find John and Charlee are lovely friendly people, a very nice couple who will welcome you not just to the ‘Manor’ but into their home.

The ‘chocolate mint froggs’ with coffee in the lounge in front of a wonderful log fire are mmmmmmm. Can’t wait for the next time. Enjoy.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We recently returned from a two night stay in the Wellington Suite and we both agreed one of the most bonkers, luxurious weekends we have ever enjoyed together. The room was incredible, it even had a secret bookcase entrance from the bar – a true childhood dream come true! Whilst the clutter in reception may not be for all we looked past this detail. The food was some of finest we have had, and the owner John and lovely girlfriend Charlie made us feel incredibly welcome. Proud to say we ‘got’ Frogg and Frogg ‘got’ us. See you next year Froggy!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Just returned home from our first experience of Frogg Manor. We went with friends who'd stayed there before and had enjoyed the experience. I must admit we were more than somewhat daunted by the recent reviews we'd read and were therefore delighted to find that Frogg Manor is a national treasure and does not deserve the negative comments (some of which appear to be over the top?). We stayed in the Tree House which was a fantastic experience, enjoyed excellent food in the restaurant (preferred by our friends to the Michelin Star restaurant we took them to in Ludlow a few months ago - philistines!) were very well looked after by the owner and stayed up til 01:00 in the very cosy lounge (the disco was a bonus). All in all worth every penny (and it wasn't cheap) but perhaps only for those who are looking for a truly unique experience rather than 5 star blandness. We "got" Frogg Manor and would definitely return. Stuart McIntosh

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

We have eaten here several times before, the last time was several years ago and with friends visiting, we believed it would provide a perfect setting and excellent food. Sadly, the intervening years have not been kind. What was previously eccentric, is now simply tired, dirty and gruby. The food was well below average - meat over cooked, vegetables out of season. The fact that they believe they can charge nearly £5 per person for coffee, for which you have to serve yourself, shows how out of touch they have become. Sadly, we will not be returning.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2011

this is probably the worst hotel we have ever stayed in, its filthy for a start, whilst i get its supposed to be old fashioned the place is disgusting, we were bought this as a xmas gift what a complete waste of money. the reception area is a real site, then appears the owner who apart from needs customer service course he also needs SHOES!!!! YES shoes the site of his ugly toe nails is enough to make you sick.How can he get away with this sort of place is beyond me. he is also very rude, he took our credit card which is really starting to worry me because he accidently ( right ) put £1000 on it. Breakfast is supposed to be included but this was cereal and toast which had to be ordered the night before CRAZY !!!
WE decided not to bother and leave at 8.30 we coudnt get out the doors were locked and no one was about, eventually we escaped through the woodlands and i have never been more relieved. i am still in a state of shock. i have a good sense of humour i like different things but this place was nothing more than a pure nightmare. red letter days dont list them in your brochure

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We went here to celerate our first wedding anniversary and were quite disappointed,
Having been bought a voucher for 'gourmet dining' we decided to treat ourselves to a night in the overpriced hotel also.
Expected something very posh but ended up going to the local ASDA to purchase some more casual clothes to those we had taken with us in preparation for our evening meal.
The website is very decieving. The grounds are all overgrown, everywhere inside is cluttered and dusty.
The owners, although clearly mad, were friendly enough although I did not feel that the service we recieved in both the hotel and restaurant was inkeeping with the price tag.
If you've got some money to waste I would recommend you go here with an open mind and have a giggle at all the eccentricities, otherwise give it a miss.

Room Tip: Do not pay extra for a larger room, they are equally as cluttered and unclean. The bed was perfectly...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

What can I say about this place !
I have read the negative reports on here and I would stress to anyone going, just have a open mind, chill out, and enjoy the charm of the place.
The owner/chef is very talented and please don't be offended by him.
When we arrived (approx 10 mins early) the owner greeted us with " you are that early I haven't even peeled the veg yet"
The food by the way was amazing and my wife fell in love with Bubbles the dog.
To the staff - thankyou very very much for a great night and we will return time and time again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Frogg Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Nantwich Road | Broxton, Chester CH3 9JH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 44 Hotels in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magic & Romance. A hotel and restaurant with a difference yet remaining quintessentially English. 8 en-suite bedrooms including an en-suite room in a garden tree for pure romance. A restaurant with a gourmet menu, utilizing locally sourced beef, lamb & chicken. Fresh fish daily. Food preparation sympathetic to food intolerance. A relaxed atmosphere with music from the 1930's -1940's. This is truly a fantasy dream world. ... more   less 
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