We had booked a table for a specific time. No one was there to seat us so we sat at a two person table. Some time afterwards the owner appeared and told us we shouldn't have sat down, claimed that individaul tables were reserved (no such procedure had been mentioned to us when we booked) and instructed us to wait in the bar until we were called. If the hotel had not been located in a small village with no other eating places we would have cancelled the booking. There was no earthly reason why the guests could not be accommodated at the table at the time they had booked. The tables were set and we could only assume that our preemptory ejection by the owner was some sort of pretentious nonsense.
On arrival we had been told that the hotel had a wifi connection. We were given a password and charged £5. After several attempts it was clear that the password did not work, nor could we obtain a mobile broadband connection. On enquiry hotel staff admitted that it did not always work and although they refunded our money it would have been better if they had been honest from the outset.
On the plus side the room was spacious and comfortable, the location quiet and peaceful and the food was good. The garden was lovely, there were nice touches like the tangerines in the 'fridge and the hotel was clean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Delightful Country House Hotel. The building dates from 1762 and carries many of it's original fetures. Delightful, individually decorated rooms, lovely restaurant offering the best of locally sourced & seasonal produce, log fires by winter and lovely gardens by summer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Farthings Country Hotel
- Farthings Country Taunton
- Farthings Country House Hotel And Restaurant Taunton, Somerset