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“Great food, lovely setting, nice touches but pricey accommodation”

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Mr Underhill's at Dinham Weir
Ranked #36 of 48 Ludlow B&B and Inns
London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely setting, nice touches but pricey accommodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

We stayed for 2 nights for my husband's birthday. There are some lovely touches, fresh cakes in the afternoon, water and biscuits for your drive home, and a highly spec'd "Shed" where we stayed.

The location is a short walk into Ludlow and very attractive in the sun. We felt the menu wasn't geared up to people dining for 2 nights in a row as it was repetitive, if good. Service was OK, no waiting, and friendly staff. However, only the owner was able to give good descriptions of the food, especially the cheese board. For somewhere priding themselves on their food this is, in my opinion, unusual.

The fact that everyone eats from a single set menu, mostly choosing a wine tasting menu, and all seating at the same time, does make for a slight conveyor belt feeling. Whilst making it operationally efficient this isn't great for atmosphere.

Morston Hall in Norfolk, has a similar mandatory menu. However, tiered dining times and better trained staff make the dining experience come across as more exclusive. It is also significantly cheaper for accommodation which is on a par for space and specification and their menus are more diverse for those staying more than 1 night. (P.S I don't have anything to do with that establishment, I just provide comment for those who have also been there to benchmark this review by).

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

This was not the first time that we have eaten at Mr Underhills and as usual the food was unbelievably good. The service was fantastic, we were not rushed nor left waiting for anything and the atmosphere in the restaurant was charming. Previously we have stayed in the "shed" which has received good reviews but this time we were booked into one of the newly refurbished suites. The suite that we had was beautifully designed, with a lounge area, bedroom area and bathroom. The room was spacious, light and airy and the lounge had a gem of a cupboard with a pre filled cafetiere, home made shortbread and chocolate cake, kettle etc. (for anyone that likes their gadgets the tv in this room is the thinnest & best picture tv I have ever seen - recessed neatly into the wall!). The bathroom was well thought out, with plenty of space and a separate bath and shower. The shower is also a steam room, providing a private spa! We had a glass of champagne bought to room on arrival and spent a relaxing hour or so getting ready for dinner. breakfast was fabulous, would recommend the smoked haddock scrambled egg and crumpets! Overall a fantastic stay in a wonderful setting topped off with Magnificent food.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

We visited Mr Underhill's on 10 May which was a Thursday and were pleased to see that the room was quite full which added to the atmosphere. There were 4 of us in our group and we all enjoyed the food immensely. Every course was carefully thought out and presented with pride and eaten with much enjoyment. The idea of having a set menu is a good one as it allows the chef to concentrate on excellence which was certainly achieved. The courses were not rushed and we felt comfortably replete when we left at about 11pm.

The setting of the restaurant is second to none, particularly at the moment with the river so full. Overall a lovely evening.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

The food and setting are definitely the major assets for Mr Underhills. However, our recent stay was overshadowed by feeling somewhat "processed" by the owners, who seemed to have forgotten who was the customer was, with their slightly unfriendly/bullish and stubborn attitudes. The rooms, although recently refurbished and now well appointed, are overpriced STARTING at £265!! It would have been nice to have had some dialogue/contact with the chef during the evening meal; and having to pre-order breakfast the night before is unforgivable for a Michelin star venue .. surely breakfast for a maximum of 8 people can't be that tricky! A memorable meal and o/n stay ... but I'm not sure for the right reasons. Would we go back ... sadly not!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

Took my partner as a treat for a special birthday just before Christmas. I was under the impression that the place had recently been refurbished so I expected great things. The food was indeed lovely and the personal menu a nice touch.However the room was not what you would expect for £155. I have stayed at much nicer places for a lot less. The condensation was dripping from the ceiling in the bathroom - the fan was noisy but useless. I raised this and the answer was that they get this a lot in the winter ! Well other establishments do something about it ! The restaurant staff were attentive, although they could use a bit of heating in there - I dressed for dinner but wished I had kept my coat on as it was very chilly. We were very disappointed and certainly wouldn't recommend the accommodation. The coffee may well have been ground just for us that morning and having proper milk in a flask is a great idea but it doesn't compensate for the lack of space and the awful bathroom. The bath was coffin shaped and you had to move the shower screen to use the sink or it rubbed against your arm. The shower temperature dropped dramatically a couple of times which wasn't appreciated either. By all means eat there but don't stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

We stayed in the “shed” in September, and yes it was wonderful. But when you have a gluten allergy, being able to enjoy meals without the fear of getting sick is far more important. And at Mr. Underhills I was able to eat their 8-course meals without any worries. Thank you, thank you, it was worth the trip across the sea! You made me feel as if I were a normal human being again.
- Kathy from Colorado

Room Tip: The shed is extremely private - good for a honeymoon.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Witney, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

There seems to be a common theme to these reviews. If you stay in the "shed" it's great but if you stay in the rooms, they are small and over-priced. We had the misfortune to stay in one of the rooms and it was small and over-priced! The dining experience was superb but I would recommend finding a better value hotel or B&B nearby - Ludlow is not a big place.

Room Tip: Ask for the shed if you are feeling flush, otherwise stay nearby.
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Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mr Underhill's at Dinham Weir
Address: Dinham Bridge, Ludlow SY8 1EH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ludlow
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Ranked #36 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Ludlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
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