This pub's accommodation was overpriced and over rated.
Depends on your reason for being in the area but it is fairly isolated.
On arrival I was shown to my room accessed by a very narrow and steep staircase. Had to ask the young gentleman to help carry my bag! Dodgy staircase.
I was staying there on business and needed a focal point for travelling in different directions.
I had a fairly early start in the morning. 7:30 isn't too early, I thought!
Breakfast was a problem. Was promised a basic breakfast but I had to wait for the continental breakfast to appear at 7:15. Chef didn't start until 8:00 and yet I was not offered any compensation or apology for not being able to have the full breakfast, included in the price. Had to wait quite a while for different parts, yogurt, milk, fruit juice etc because the young lady setting up had a LONG way to travel between store and dining room!
Room was OK, typically quaint but not equipped as it should have been for £120 a night. No mirror in the bedroom. TV was extra small for a large room. Bed was comfortable though and the ensuite very nice.
The evening meal was OK. No frills. The young lady serving was very pleasant, nice and helpful.
I would not recommend this accommodation unless prices were reduced. Then, if you are happy with a fairly out of the way, typical olde world kind of pub that could do with some freshening up and has an impersonal approach from staff then this one is for you.
Doors are locked at 11:00 so a late arrival is impossible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled into the Chiltern Hills, between Henley and Marlow and just up from the River Thames, The Stag & Huntsman, lovingly restored, maintains the old world charm of a village pub. With a focus towards the local community - Hambleden and the local residents - the myriad of small and cosy drinking and eating spaces within the pub, the nine letting bedrooms and the pretty garden also provide a resting place and watering hole for those who travel further distances to the village. ... more less
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