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“Mixed experience”
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Cally Palace Hotel
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had lunch in the conservatory of this old fashioned looking hotel- the decor is rather overwhelming en route to the conservatory.
The waitress was very pleasant and our food arrived promptly. I had a toasted sandwich which was ok but the accompanying salad had some very past it leaves in it, almost at the slimy stage. Perhaps the kitchen staff mistook my plate for the compost bin?
The lunch menu consists of sandwiches and variations thereof.
This is not somewhere to make a special trip to but it's a convenient fueling point if you are visiting the lovely Cally Gardens or walking in the adjacent woods.

Thank Bonniebraes
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Had a lovely afternoon tea, nice facilities for children but the conservatory was extremely hot making it fairly uncomfortable

1  Thank Mumkey1967
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Have always been a massive fan and great advocate of The Cally. This week we called in for lunch and did'nt get any !!!! We sat outside, waited and waited and eventually went inside and asked for menus. A guy in a grey suit came out and served the 2 folk at the next table and glanced at us. A waitress came out and gave them there food and said hello to us.And we WAITED. I went in to use the loo and in passing said to the man on the bar " Would you like us to order here?" No we will get to you as soon as we can. So I sat down again and we WAITED and WAITED and WAITED. A couple that came in after us had there order taken and were served........ So we left. OK we are just locals and not residents in the hotel, but we come often at all times of the year. Not what we are used to at The Cally. Oh yes I forgot to add. It wasn't even busy !!!!!!!

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2  Thank phoebe167
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Cally Hotel
The dinner was excellent.
The service was exemplary.
The hotel is set in a great setting, you drive through the woods to get to it and are likely to see the Red Squirrels which frequent this area. A quick plea do drive slowly so as not kill these protected creatures.
A jacket and tie are expected.
There is an added bonus, a pianist entertains in the dinning room, with a very balanced repertoire at just the right level

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Thank Kermit S
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We visited this hotel last summer to try their Afternoon Tea, it was ok, but not brilliant. There was plenty to choose from the cake stands and savoury treats, but the cream in the small cakes did not look real double cream, it looked to me like the "squirty" stuff from the aerosol.......not what one would expect from such a hotel.
Another fault with the waiting staff was that we could have been offered more tea or coffee than we were offered and we feel this let the hotel down given that we were at that time, the only people sitting in a large room having Afternoon Tea. The place was very quiet at the time of our visit and this didn't help the atmosphere, which was "lifeless" in our opinion.
The decor of the hotel is rather "dated and tired" and some areas look in need of a "makeover".
We would not go back again for Afternoon Tea as we felt it wasn't worth the money, however, the grounds of the hotel are set in beautiful surroundings.

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Thank 186514MargaretM75
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