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“Quirky! What a unique place to stay”
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Rudloe Arms
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Corsham
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“Quirky! What a unique place to stay”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Well this really had us both talking from the moment we went in. Really enjoyed all this art work around the rooms ( yes even Koo Stark - fantastic pictures), the bar area was a real mix of styles, the staff were fabulous nothing g too much trouble. We had a room in the annexe, very decent size, very clean - we had room 341. We had a weekend bought for us for Xmas and if I say it is such a shame it is 251 miles, we would use it more often. Having read some of the earlier reviews and now having stayed there, I would say that it depends on your perceptions - if you were looking for Michelin stars then this isn't the place for you, but however if you are looking for somewhere that is different with loads of talking points, very friendly staff, good food and a perfect base for Bath then look no further. We stayed last Friday and Saturday - must be doing something right they had 69 staying. Went to the Pear Tree for dinner on the Saturday night, again very friendly staff, good food and yet another talking point regarding cartons on the walls. Would definitely go again, try the experience it is worth it!

Room Tip: Couldn't advise on the rooms in the main building, we had room 341, no noise, light and bright
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel just before Easter (thurs/fri) on the secret escapes deal. The hall itself is beautiful but unfortunately we were given a room in a separate block.
The grounds and gardens are gorgeous and we spent a lovely couple of hours relaxing with a drink in the sunshine. The food was really nice and due to a wedding the hotel rearranged our 3 course meal so that we were still able to have it. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
The downsides were few- no soap in our room at all (???!) and no mini bar in the room.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is another one of places bought by Marco Pierre White ... we have now stayed at 4 and they are all different & all a little 'quirky' in some respects. The room we had was not in the original building but an 'annexe' at the side of the property. The room was of a good size, nothing 'special' & basically [boring maybe !] furnished. The doors to each room were safety doors so there was a certain amount of noise each time one was opened/shut. the bed was comfortable & the walk in shower good [as were the fluffy white towels]. No water in the room. The bar is small & is taken over by 2 pool tables, a juke box, & bar billiards. Although kippers were on the menu on either morning were they available, also no hot drinks were available at breakfast on the first day as the boiler had broken ..... kettle maybe ? although no kippers the cooked breakfast was very good. The dinner menu was good albeit limited & the same menu was presented on both evenings ...not so good, even if the food is good, which as I say it was. Good base for visiting Bath & the surrounding countryside

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stayed at rudloe last week really enjoyed it a real mix an American style diner bar area pool tables ,bar billiards darts,and a big screen TV ,it was very busy the night l stayed bar food service a bit slow ,but the staff very good.
The room l was given wow !! 313 great value for money but no glasses in bathroom had to use coffee mugs.
Got the makings of a great country hotel with a few tweeks,would not hesitate to stay again

Room Tip: 313 a great suite but a little road noise
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We live near to this place and thought we would go for an early dinner. The building was nicely dressed with hanging baskets but not so nice was the plastic (used) "dog poo bag" by the front door - yuk!
The decor is at best quirky. The bar is full of pool and football tables (unused), a large TV (with sound turned up) and there is no adequate seating. Despite being a hotel there is no lounge area. We asked for a table for two and were told the restaurant was full but we could eat in the bar. We sat on metal stools at a very low table. Eventually we were asked if we would like drinks (no cranberry, elderflower or other interesting juices) and these took over 10 minutes to arrive despite us being seated not 3 metres from the bar. We had to ask to place a food order. Our haddock and chips when they arrived were quite nice but far too salty. The staff did the bear minimum in terms of service.
While my husband paid the bill (which took another 10 minutes!), I wandered around. There was a rather pretty room laid for breakfast which I wondered why they were not using for dinner guests.
The Rudloe Arms is very disappointing. It has no atmosphere and they seem to positively discourage guests from lingering in the bar area due to the seating and games tables. We will not return!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a few days last week. From start to finish the experience was superb. We had a fabulous, spacious and well equipped room in the annex (room 323).

The menu was a little limited, but the food & service were brilliant. The Pear Tree was also pleasant, though it would have been nicer to be able to eat at the hotel both evenings. They happily accommodated my requests for lactose free vegetarian meals in both places.

I was wary of staying having seen the negative reviews. I'm so glad I went anyway as the staff were wonderful and we really made use of the grounds and games room.

It might be good to have a few less games tables and more seating in one half of the bar. Also, the radio in the restaurant was a little obtrusive & out of keeping with the rest of the hotel.

We would like to thank all the staff, especially the guy with the wonderful waxed moustache, who made our stay so enjoyable.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

First impressions were excellent; beautiful exterior, lovely gardens and antiquated entrance, with interestingly decorated public rooms.
Unfortunately there is no lift (in the old house), so if like me, you have recently had a hip operation, be prepared for 3 flights of incredibly steep steps if you are put into the attic rooms and a reluctance to move your room even if a spare is available.
Avoid room 11 at all costs. Go home if that is what you are allocated, you will thank me for this advice... it is filthy dirty,hasn't had any maintenance for decades, beyond tatty, ripped carpets, mould on the walls, furniture from someone's garage (or maybe the charity shop), no shower and an old bath with a plastic shower hose squeezed into a corner in your bedroom!!! I have stayed in youth hostels and basic motels that are in better condition.
Two chipped glasses and a filthy wine glass used in the bar area and absolutely not Michelin star food. No better than your local pub. On a plus, whilst the staff are constantly in a total state of chaos (forgetting and mixing up nearly every order), they were extremely pleasant and one particular chap, tried very hard to help recover the situation by getting us moved to another room the following day. The staff are very overworked - acting as reception, bar, housekeeping, maintenance and waiting - no wonder they cant remember where they should be or what they should be doing next.
Having had high hopes for this mini break, we came away almost laughing because it resembled Fawlty Towers so closely. If you want a good laugh, go and enjoy. If you would rather a lovely weekend away, go anywhere else... there are some great Travel Lodges around and the food and accommodation will be superior. Marco - call Alex Polizzi from THF - she can help you save your hotel before it becomes the laughing stock of the hotel world and ruins your brand.
PLEASE PLEASE look at our photos so you know that we are not making any of this up!!!

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Property: Rudloe Arms
Address: Leafy Lane | Near Bath, Corsham SN13 0PA, England (Formerly Rudloe Hall Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Corsham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Corsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rudloe Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect food and incredible, caring staff where "nothing is too much trouble" is what makes this truly unique and boutique English country house no. 1 in the area. With stunning views overlooking the World Heritage Roman city of Bath, in 15 acres of gardens, Croquet and a 9 hole practice golf course, you'll be spoiled indeed! ... more   less 
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