We took my mother in law to Egypt Mill restaurant on Sunday to celebrate her 70th birthday and had an unforgettable experience for all the wrong reasons. The starters were fine, some actually quite good, but we then waited 40 minutes for the main course. The very inexperienced waitress mixed up the plates so was one meal short. We all waited, someone else came out of the kitchen and swapped a couple of meals around and we waited again. Finally we were told that we all had the correct food (it was roast meat with gravy so hard to distinguish lamb from pork, apparently) but once we began eating we realised that two meals were still wrong. Rather than wait again and spoil the meal we decided to accept what we had been given! My daughter then discovered that her chicken was virtually raw (still red and could not be separated from the bone) so had to leave her food. 'Roast' potatoes were white and undercooked and our meals were almost cold. Not what you expect when a main course is at least £14.
We optimistically ordered puddings but once again the standard of the food was appalling. The 'Eton Mess' was never more aptly named, it consisted of a liquid mix of frozen fruit, large pieces of meringue and nothing else. Really revolting and inedible. I took it over to the waitresses, the chef took a look and shook his head but said nothing!
Although we did not pay for the raw chicken or the inedible puddings, the whole day was thoroughly spoiled by the extremely substandard food, not what you expect when your bill comes to £260! I was embarrassed by my choice of restaurant and certainly will not go again. There are so many excellent places to eat in Nailsworth and the surrounding villages, please don't waste your money here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the charming Cotswold town of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, the 16th Century Egypt Mill Hotel & Restaurant provides the ideal setting for a memorable stay. The uniqueness of Egypt Mill is realised in its delightful, full of character, bedroom accommodation. Your stay could be either in the charming Mill House, with it's 28 rooms wonderful atmospheric antiquities and furnishings, or the rustic comfort of the adjoining converted Jones railway building. All rooms are fully appointed with en suite facilities. Egypt Mill itself boasts 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms offering stunning traditional Cotswold detail making a wonderful environment for that very special romantic weekend away. Egypt Mill's restaurant offers some of the best food around and provides a great setting for that business lunch or special celebration with family and friends. While staying at Egypt Mill Hotel & Restaurant you could discover the Cotswolds wealth of treasures and cultural attractions, explore the many Cotswold villages and towns such as Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham or visit the Roman towns of Bath and Cirencester. Egypt Mill is only a short drive away from the M5 (J13) and M4 (J18) Motorways. Need a function room? Egypt Mill's fantastic ambiance and beamed function suites are perfect for that special Christening, Wedding or Birthday celebration. Egypt Mill is highly favoured as a place for holding conferences and business meetings. Our comfortable conference rooms offer wireless broadband access and enjoy the benefit of natural daylight. We can provide packages to include full refreshments and accommodation throughout your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Egypt Mill Nailsworth
- Hotel Egypt Mill
- Egypt Mill Hotel & Restaurant Nailsworth, Cotswolds