There's not much choice for reasonable hotels in the Maldon to Burnham area. This one sees itself as "restaurant with rooms" rather than "hotel with restaurant".
It has very friendly and helpful staff in reception, the restaurant and the bar: service was excellent. My room was quiet, very clean and had a comfortable bed.
The hotel has been open for about 18 months but still has some teething troubles with the heating system. My room was rather cold, but reception staff provided an electric heater. The landline wouldn't work, but again reception quickly produced a cordless phone.
I had the fixed price dinner menu for about £24 - steak was excellent but the French onion soup was a bit average. Wine was a sensible price. The place is clearly popular with locals and was almost full on a Tuesday evening.
Breakfast quality was good, service again friendly, quick and helpful.
I would be happy to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Bouchon is a grade II listed, 300 year old Georgian building which has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme restoring the building to its former glory. The renovation period lasted in excess of 2 years, working many hours to create the right feel and ambience within this wonderful building, combining some of the original period features with furnishings and classically styled decoration that complements the building. Our restaurant offers a blend of both French and English Cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment. Enjoy a meal from our A la carte menu in the main restaurant or choose from our wide selection of the menus available.14 individually styled en-suite boutique bedrooms each with their own character. All rooms have flat screen smart LED TV, telephone and FREE wifi access, choice of either hard or soft pillow, duvet or blanket and a complimentary breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Bouchon Hotel Heybridge, Essex