We stayed with another couple on a Secret Places offer which was first class value. We had a room called Willow which is in the Courtyard and entered through French doors. Looked very recently refurbished, spotlessly clean and stylishly decorated. Superb bathroom. I have read about the differing rooms and the fact is that in an old building there will be a wide variety and maybe the prices should be slightly graded to reflect that, but we had no complaints at all.
However, the highlight was the tasting menu which was superb. 7 courses always sounds a lot but they were all modestly sized and beautifully presented. We also had the wines to go with them which is very much personal choice but I feel that if some-one has gone to the trouble of matching them up in this way then it seems a shame not to try them. A good source of debate to see if they actually work! ( mainly although perhaps not the Prosecco?)
All the staff we encountered were friendly and attentive. I suspect some of the earlier reviews that are critical would not be written now and of course every-one ( guests as well!) has off days.
Although we were able to get in (just )I can see the carparking on a very busy night is a problem but there is not much I could see the hotel can do about it ( unless they take in part of their garden which would be a great shame and I suspect would detract from the overall ambiance) There are NO yellow lines immediately outside the Hotel in Long Street and our friends parked literally outside the front door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Georgian Town-House Hotel dating from 1740, located near Sherborne's train station, historic castles & Abbey. Typical of the period, it has graceful, light and spacious rooms which offer home-from-home comfort throughout. Located in the heart of historic Sherborne, you can relax in our walled garden while only being a short walk from all the town's shops and amenities. Our Conservatory Restaurant is award winning, having achieved 2 AA Red Rosettes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eastbury Hotel Sherborne
- The Eastbury Hotel Sherborne, Dorset