We wanted to go to Cadbury World and found a deal on Google for a night in the Plough and Harrow Hotel with a family room, afternoon tea, breakfast and a family ticket for Cadbury World for £89.
The hotel entrance and reception is lovely but our family room was quite a distance from the reception and restaurant. If you have any difficulty walking I'd make sure to ask for a room as close as possible to the entrance because our room was up some stairs, down a corridor, down some more stairs, round a corner and along another corridor!
The room itself was a disappointment. Our bed was really comfortable but the children had to sleep on a sofa bed, which is not what I'd expect from a family room normally (but the kids say it was comfy). One wall of the room was completely taken up by big brown cupboards, all of which were empty, except for one, which had extra pillows in.
The room hadn't been hovered properly. There were old crisps under the sofa bed.
In the en suite, there was a big puddle of water on the floor by the toilet and the sink leaked. Every time I turned the tap on my feet had a little shower! The shower was good though, nice and powerful.
The afternoon tea was basic but lovely. We didn't have it in the restaurant, but in the lounge area. Be prepared to pay for drinks for children if they don't like tea or coffee. The best part was the warm scones, with jam and cream, Delicious! There was no need for dinner that evening!
The hotel is very close to the centre of Birmingham. We had a lovely walk along the canal.
Breakfast was tasty. All the usual hotel breakfast items were available.
The hotel could do with some serious redecoration and modernising, but over all it was not a bad place to stay considering what we paid for the deal.
- 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:
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