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Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We booked this place up in January for our first wedding anniversary 9-11th august 2013. It was a really lovely, friendly and pleasant stay.
The rooms were very clean and the staff very helpful.
We had booked a table at Gusto for the 10th which wasn't far up the road. We ventured to the Trafford centre on the Saturday which wasn't far at all and was a really nice place to shop, much better and less busy than some of these other shopping centres like the bullring Birmingham.
Taxi fair very cheap £3/4 to get to the village. We had a lovely meal at gusto and moved on to the bubble room which is a celebrity hangout. My husband is a big football supporter and autograph collector so he was in his element when he met two players. The food at the lodge was very nice and prices very reasonable, continental breakfast was nice and plenty of choice. The only down side I would say is the beds, they are only double and just not big enough for two people, well I think not anyway. The towels were changed on the first day. My husband has arranged for the hotel staff to order me some flowers for our anniversary and they was very happy to do so. We will definitely be back here again. The area its self is lovely, just a short drive to the village and u can venture around some of the lanes and have a nosey at some of the houses/mansions. Cost us £152 for 2 nights with breakfast. very reasonable I think, a cheap place to stay in a very posh area.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Innkeeper’s Lodge.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Wilmslow, and Alderley Edge are very expensive places. However, the Merlin is of the normal Innkeeper's Lodge standard (continental breakfast included) at Innkeeper's Lodge prices, yet only a few minutes from either. You can walk to the centre of the town, where all the restaurants are in 7-10 minutes.
Hotel was clean, Staff were Friendly, and Breakfast sufficient (for a supplement - you can have a cooked breakfast).
It has a very good bar area and lots of outside seating.

Room Tip: Because it was hot and having no air con in the room, we had to have the windows open. There was a d...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
We would like to thank you for your positive feedback after visiting Innkeeper’s Lodge. We are please to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Kent
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

and an expensive one, £92 for bed and continental breakfast.
The staff and their friends most have been writing the recent reviews on here as the service was mediocre at best.
The three course set meal with a pint of shandy was alright but at over £24 I was expecting better.
The room was near to the kitchen extract fan which rumbled away most of the time, the only respite was between 23:30 and 06:00.
There was no chair for the desk so tough luck if you want to work or put on yer lippy.
Fair play to whoever does the cleaning though as the bedroom and ensuite were clean.
The room overlooked the back door of the kitchen where the staff have their fag breaks. I can also tell you they clock out at midnight and return again at 5am as that was when I was woken up.
This place obviously trades on its address but be warned it might be in the Alderley Edge post code but its not in or on the outskirts of the village.
I won't be back.

Room Tip: A room without a view of the back passage.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Alderley Edge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

This was our third visit since the outdoor re-furb, lovely outdoor seating area is now a pleasure to relax in....

The staff here are all very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them.

On our second visit we were walking to have a late Dinner, we were cutting it close to last orders and starving, so that we could still eat before the kitchens closed for food, Gareth very kindly took our order over the phone and was ready for us when we arrived.

On our third visit on a very sunny day, we sat outside, I noticed my skin was turning a little pink so asked Adrian a silly question, " do you by any chance have any sun tan lotion I could borrow." Adrian made my question sound not so silly when he asked all members of staff- thankfully the lovely Kim had some and happily lent me some!

The food is fantastic here, especially the pizzas!

Definitely worth a visit, nice atmosphere and very helpfully staff and great food. ( haven't stayed at the hotel)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Great staff, really welcoming and helpful. Lovely decor, good colour scheme and flooring and stylish rooms. Fab shower in one of our rooms and the rustic stone tiling in both the shower rooms was a great touch. Good linen and all the little touches that make you feel you're on holiday. The menu was exciting with some imaginative dishes, I particularly enjoyed the mezze. There was a great vibe, busy but not stressed in atmosphere. The breakfasts were hugely enjoyed by all the family, I loved the porridge choices and they were really tasty too. Highly recommend to all, we were there with our sons aged 14 and 18 and they liked it too.

Room Tip: The room at the front was larger with a far superior shower to our room at the back.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

This is simply one of the best pub restaurants I have ever been.

The service is excellent. Staff very friendly and always willing to help.

Relaxing atmosphere makes you to want to go back. In fact have been traveling in the area on business and have been visiting the pub frequently.

Very good variety of food and reasonably priced. Huge selection of wine list.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

Greeted warmly by the staff who seem like a family & a lovely young man called Andrew or Aidan?!
Every single need was tended to and nothing ceased to delight us. First time in this quaint hotel and certainly won't be the last!
Thankyou to Andrew? And the team for making our trip everso special.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge
Address: The Merlin | 5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Alderley Edge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Alderley Edge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between Wilmslow and picturesque Alderley Edge, this elegant lodge gives you all the charm of a country hotel only 12 miles from Manchester.Dating back to the 1880s and dripping with original features and luxurious touches, it's amongst some of the most characterful accommodation in Cheshire. In fact, it was once one of the grandest private residences in wealthy Alderley Edge. Today it offers 10 comfy, modern rooms and a cosy pub and restaurant, where you can savour fresh, seasonal food in the warmth of a crackling open fire.Alderley Edge may boast the highest number of millionaires per square mile in the country, but there's much more to this pretty village than star watching. It's built upon a sandstone escarpment that overlooks the Cheshire Plain, where walkers will find many picturesque routes criss-crossing its beautiful scenery. The National Trust's Quarry Bank Mill and stylish Knutsford are also well worth a visit. ... more   less 
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