We stayed here for the Easter break for 2 nights..
We loved the location of the hotel, it's not to far off of the motorway but it still felt like we were tucked away.
As we arrived to check in at 2pm we were told our room wasn't going to be ready till half past which we were fine with. We weren't blown away by the receptionists attitude upon entering but soon worked out the morning receptionist on shift over the 2 days was completely different to the afternoon/late shift lady. She was lovely, always smiling, very chatty and we felt very at ease with her. The morning receptionist however was cold and very stern, she was short and sometimes came across rude. I asked her on our second day to book a table for us for dinner, she hushed me away and said she would deal with it but it was never done, we went over to the pub at 6 and I was starving, having to wait till half 7 then being told I could of gone in at any time annoyed me even more!
The pub - has a lovely relaxed vibe and it always seemed busy so that was a good sign for us, all staff in the pub were fantastic, very attentive, were chatty and welcoming. There was a particular woman of which we didn't catch her name who was brilliant, she was very happy, always smiling and went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our dinner/breakfast.
The food - was absolutely amazing, we could not have been happier.
We enjoyed mixed grill, burgers, a sharing starter, fudge brownies and more and we could not fault any of it.
The breakfast is also very good, lots of choice and the cooked breakfast was very tasty.
I would even go as far as to say as it was by far some of the best food I have ever tasted in a pub.
The room - was comfortable, clean and tidy.
For the price we paid it was acceptable and done us for what we wanted.
The bathroom could of done with a good old scrub & limescale, upgrade perhaps.
We visited Blackbushe market whilst we were there, which is on a Sunday and we loved that too, plenty to look at and it's literall 2-3 minutes up the road.
Overall we loved The Ely, the staff are an absolute credit to the pub. I would love to go back and I think we will return when we can.
Would recommend to anyone.
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- Also Known As:
- The Ely Hotel Yateley
- Ely Hotel Yateley
- The Ely Yateley, Hampshire