First impression on arriving at the Tap Bar was wow! Its very olde worldy and has a lot of history to the place. My husband was very taken with the medieval cellar in the beer garden. The mural on the beer garden wall was fascinating and we spent quite some time soaking it all in before checking in to our room.
In the main bar were you check in I was very happy to see non traditional bar snacks!! Yummy freshly cooked cakes, slices and biscuits to have with a well deserved cuppa! Bliss The area was well it and spacious. The staff were very friendly and couldn't of been more helpful and made us feel at home like old friends straight away.
We were shown to our room which is not connected to the bar but it across the courtyard and up some very quirky stairs, the whole place oozes old charm! There are wooden beams, old sash windows, the floors slope because of the age it was built.
We were staying in room 1 for two nights. It was a lovely spacious room, we had bottled water, tea and coffee supplied. The room was clean and tidy and full of colour as you expected it should be. I liked the fact we were away from the main bar as it meant we couldn't hear any noise from the bar in the evening.
We had breakfast both mornings, the pancakes, bacon and maple syrup were quite simply the best we have had in a long time and my husband is an avid pancake fan! We had the tap breakfast as well and the waitress was lovely, we all wanted to change our meal slightly and she wasn't phased at all and we got our food in a timely manner and all as described. It was delicious and well worth the money if not more. Both mornings we ate outside in the courtyard which was lovely, they served us food and drink at the table and didn't request money up front which we have come to find with many places we stay. The prices were really reasonable for all meals and the drinks were well priced compared to other places in the area. To be honest I would of ben happy to pay a little bit more for the atmosphere and charm of the Tap.
The bed was so comfy we could of slept the day away, there was plenty of pillows, a duvet and a top blanket which reminded me of my Nans house. It instantly made me feel warn and welcome to have the bed dressed in such a way, not all hospital like many places we have stayed!
Overall we had a great weekend in a great location, the staff really could not of been nicer and any more helpful than they were! The room was well worth £50 if not more a night. We will definitely be returning soon and hope nothing has changed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 15th-Century coaching inn now trading as a Pie, Ale and Cider house offering four en-suite rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Brewery Tap Ware, Hertfordshire