There are two types of hotel guest as is evident from the reviews here. First, the executive, 'perfect world' type who thrives on bland uniformity, soulless staff and pre-packaged mass-produced food.
Then there are people like me who absolutely loathe leaving home, but cannot bear the modern corporate style of hotel and actually look for a human touch. That's what you get at the Plough and Harrow. In an old hotel things do occasionally go wrong - a heater might not work, or else something of a minor technical nature. Believe me, whatever time of the night it happens they will sort it out, and moreover they will do so with a smile.
The staff are all kind, interesting and genuine.
So, what you get is a place which is real - it's also clean, very comfortable, and the food is better than at places which are much more expensive.
When I go to Birmingham, I now won't stay anywhere else, and believe me I've stayed just about everywhere - including the so-called top hotel in the city at three times the price of the P&H. It's a slice of old England at a very reasonable rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome and traditional hospitality awaits guests at the Plough and Harrow Hotel Birmingham. Built in 1704, originally as a wayside inn, the hotel has over the centuries become steeped in history and is recalled by many as being one of the most popular places to stay in Birmingham during the last few decades. The red brick Victorian architecture of the original building together with the large garden, lawns and plentiful car parking serves to set the Plough & Harrow Hotel apart from other Birmingham hotels This 44 bedroom hotel brings a country house style to the city with an elegant lounge bar, a separate "pub" with over 25 gins & cocktails which also shows BT Sports, a restaurant & terrace overlooking the lawn. While staying at the hotel guests are within 1/2 mile of Broad Street, the NIA, ICC, Symphony Hall, the Botanical Gardens and Edgbaston Cricket Club as well as the shopping precinct & other attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plough And Harrow Birmingham
- Hotel Plough And Harrow