Stayed here with two old friends and booked the family room to save money. I made a last minute decision to travel by train having read some reviews on the car park. Glad I did. My friends were not so fortunate - they arrived by Car and Motorbike. Read on.
On arrival we were shown to our room in which the third bed was a sofa bed but had been provided without sheets and the person showing the room did not know how to operate it. They said somebody would come up and make the bed shortly. This was 1:30pm. The bedding was not actually provided until sometime after 8 that evening despite two reminders.
The room was however clean.
Around 5:30 pm my friends were also asked to remove their vehicles from the car park because a band was playing there that night. Unfortunately, my friends had been drinking and did not wish to break the law. After some discussion they were allowed to leave their vehicles as parked because the band was now going to be playing indoors! It is crazy to advertise residents parking and then withdraw it after you have booked in.
At about 7:30 we decided to go out for a bite to eat. We returned to the Inn at around 11:00. It was very noisy - as expected - but there was also a number of very drunk teenagers - which was a bit unsavory. We had a drink in the bar because there was no point going to bed due to the noise. However by midnight we had had enough so retired upstairs. Unfortunately the music and noise did not die down until about 2:30 Sunday morning.
We arrived for breakfast the next morning to find that they had set our table for two rather than three but this was resolved quite quickly. There was plently of choice for breakfast including a full English, cereals etc. The staff were happy to cater to my vegetarian requirements.
We spent a pleasant day around Ludlow and returned to the hotel about 9:00pm.
I was quite surprised that it seemed even more lively than Saturday night. We decided to go to our room - which overlooked the car park. At about 10:00pm a fight broke out in the car park between drunken teenage girls, with the boys egging them on. Glasses were smashed - lots of shouting. This went on for at least 30 minutes with no staff in site. After more glasses were smashed the landlord arrived but did very little. He carried on serving these drunk kids and seemed more concerned about the glasses - even though there was a lot of agression / shouting and swearing. About 30 minutes later the fighting started again and this time the landlord insisted the drunks went indoors and carried on serving them - amazing.
When at closing time most people went home, we had to suffer to listen to two drunken lads shouting in the car park until well after 1pm - with no staff in site.
The next day after a good breakfast we left to find broken glass all round our vehicles - which we had to clear ourselves before we left. Luckily there was no actual damage.
I don't mind a bit of noise and like a drink myself but I expect a landlord to keep order - this did not happen. I expect him to make sure everything quietens down at closing time and this did not happen either. It is even more important when you have paying guests.
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