We stopped here for 3 nights over the recent whitsun holiday weekend, having stopped here previously. The rooms were comfortable enough, clean, flat screen television. good shower. No complaints,
However getting breakfast is a different story!
We were asked when we checked in what time we would like breakfast. I thought this was strange, as there was a sign stating the breakfast times.
When we got up on the Saturday, we went over to the bar of the pub at 9 am only to find it locked! This was despite breakfast finishing at 9.30 am.
The bar was totally deserted, and we even telephoned the number on the outside - and could hear and see the phone ringing on the bar!
After 10 minutes we gave up and went round the town and found a lovely local cafe.
Upon returning after about an hour, we found the bar open, so we went in. The proprietor greeted us and said 'I must have just missed you!' More likely he had not got up!
When we were asked if we would like breakfast, we politely refused, and i suggested that we had a free meal that evening to make up for it - this was granted with no fuss,
However thinking that this was a one off, was a mistake.
Sunday morning breakfast was fine, no problem.
Bank holiday Monday - same problem again - the bar was again locked at 9am! Another couple were waiting impatiently, as they wanted an early start as they had a long way to travel.
After a couple of minutes, the door opened with the surprise greeting ' Good morning, who would like tea or coffee?
I was obviously that the proprietor had only just got up again, by his sheepish expression.
So although the location was fine, the rooms being adequate, I do not think I will be stopping here again.
Bed and breakfast mean just that! Not bed and breakfast if I am up!
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