Visited Wood Hall on a dinner, bed and breakfast deal booked on the internet. I was disappointed with the food. Firstly I thought 'nouvelle cuisine' (as in 'very small portions') was old fashioned now. Don't get me wrong, it was beautifully presented, and the service was excellent, but somehow they seemed to be trying so hard to be a posh hotel that the quality of the food suffered. We only had a choice of 3 main courses on our 'deal', (which was mentioned several times by the staff as if reminding us we were in the cheap seats) and the only one I liked was the beef. Unfortunately I got a very fatty (small) piece of beef, so I couldn't eat it as I don't like fatty meat. I did tell the waiter but he just said 'I'll have a word with the chef' but nothing more was said or done about it.
To make things worse, when we went down to breakfast the next morning we ordered a full English breakfast, to be told 'sorry we've run out of bacon'. What? That's like having a roast dinner without the roast! We were offered an extra (small) sausage to compensate but it wasn't the same....... there was supposed to be baked beans included too, but there wasn't a bean in sight on either of our plates. Maybe they'd run out of those too but just forgot to mention it. The service was so slow they could have nipped down into Wetherby and bought the missing ingredients from Morrisons - who'd know? There's no use in trying to impress your guests by telling them all the produce is 5 star organic, locally sourced etc. etc. if you don't have any to give them.
Apart from that, the hotel itself is in a beautiful setting and worth a visit, but I wouldn't go there just for a meal. You can get much cheaper, more plentiful and better quality food at many nearby restaurants and pubs.
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