I would love to give this 5 stars, it is a stunning venue, the food was superb, rooms were very nicely laid out, luxury toiletries and lots of space.
Very friendly staff, most of them helpful.
Just a few downsides, that in some way added character to the stay.
Paper didn't arrive in the morning. The lady on reception let me take their copy, but it's nice to read it in bed.
The restaurant and bar service was quite funny.
Bar...One person serving, another who seemed to be ignoring me, so. I asked him for a wine menu, and got the response "I'm only training, don't know".
Restaurant... I was with my boss, who wasn't staying and had travelled to meet me. We were shown to a lovely table by the window. 5 minutes later, the manager came over, very embarrassed saying that table was already booked and asked us to move, no problem we said, quite impressed that he'd had the courage to say something. Then we started get other people's food delivered to our table, 2 or 3 times. We found it very funny, some of the other people there didn't. I must say though, the food was very nice, wonderfully cooked steak, which is actually not as easy to get as you may think.
Breakfast was just as chaotic. No black pudding, full English, please. Arrived, with the Black Pudding plonked on the top! When I got one without, again no disappointment, beautiful food. Good sign is hash brown cooked to perfection.
What is the issue here? Very inexperienced members of staff in the bar and restaurant. I'm sure the manager will train them up, and it provided an entertaining stay. My boss called it the Faulty Towers experience, he loved it. He was exaggerating.
I found the mattress ok, but not as comfortable as I would expect for a hotel of this standing.
Would I stay again? Absolutely.
Would I recommend it? If you have a sense of humour definitely, you'll enjoy your stay immensely. If you are a silver service stickler for whom everything has to be perfect or you get annoyed, wait a few weeks until they've found experience restaurant staff, or trained them up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inglewood Manor is a delightful Edwardian country house nestling in the heart of 38 acres of exquisite grounds. Built in 1915, the Grade 2 listed hotel retains all the charm and warmth of a lavish family home, with elegant rooms, spacious terraces and acres of manicured lawns. All twenty nine luxurious en-suite bedrooms have individual charm and offer glorious views of the grounds. Surrounded by fantastic attractions, with fishing, walking and tennis in the grounds we provide an idyllic retreat. A team of award-winning chefs displays flair and creativity, ensuring every meal is a memorable dining experience, and friendly, responsive staff guarantee the warmest of welcomes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inglewood Manor Hotel Ledsham
- Inglewood Manor Chester
- Inglewood Manor Hotel Chester
- Inglewood Manor Ledsham, Cheshire, UK