The frontage is listed as it is interesting, though it could do with a lick of paint. Other parts of this traditional hotel too are interesting and full of character. The hotel generally was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. The stair carpets were worn and shabby and in the room we had, some of the wallpaper was damaged and the seat of one of the two chairs was torn. There were two lifts both old fashioned and neither very efficient. Some people were nervous using them but most rooms were on the second or third floor and the restaurant was in the basement.
You had to choose your evening meal at breakfast time, and in the evening everyone has to wait upstairs until half past six to go down to your appointed table together. The wine list is kept in the bar on the ground floor and not the restaurant, we ordered a bottle of fairly common wines from it for two of our three nights, not too many people seem to be having a bottle with their meal but then the bar ran out of these wines.
The breakfasts consisted of the normal array of cereals, fruit and fruit juices followed by various egg dishes or a grill of one sausage, one piece of bacon, half tomato, a fried egg and beans (you could omit any item) and coffee or tea. The evening meals were of four courses plus tea or coffee even though this was a cheapish coach trip. The food at the evening meal was adequate but certainly not plentiful; portion sizes were strange. One evening the menu choice was sliced roast gammon, 2 very thin small slices but another choice was chicken breast, full size chicken breast, another a fish pie in a large dish. There was no information on the menu as to the size of the portions.
I was on a coach trip as were nearly all there. The coaches had to unload and load some distance from the hotel as it was on a narrow street, this represented an inconvenience.
We had a room on the third floor, when we turned on the hot tap no water came out. I asked at reception and they tried to fix it. After turning the bath tap and the hand basin on and off a few times plenty of hot water came out but this lack of water from the hot tap persisted throughout our stay. It also meant the water tended to run boiling or cold at interval throughout a shower. This was a family room and young children could get hurt.
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