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“Excellent food & accommodation in beautiful location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse

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The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food & accommodation in beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Stayed for one night only, a couple of weeks ago and could not fault any aspect of our stay. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a delicious evening meal in the restaurant and a relaxing night in a very comfortable room with all amenities. With a delicious full English breakfast to send us on our way, this made for a perfect place to stay. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again if visiting the local area

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jan C
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Warning: this review will not be useful to most visitors to the Beetle & Wedge, but anyway … arrived on an antique boat (1938 Brooks launch from the Norfolk Broads) complete with 6 adults and 6 small children. Moored outside hoping to come in for a quick pint.

Then realized it had turned in recent years into a posh ‘destination’ restaurant … so decided to pile back into the boat. We had not a blazer between us, and the rowdy kids would have disrupted many a birthday treat. Ferraris and Bentleys studded the car park.

At that point one of the 3-year-olds said “mummy, I need a poo … NOW”. And all of a sudden we had a movement on our hands, in every sense. Six children covered head-to-toe in ice cream, cookies, hula hoops, pork pies, all demanding a bathroom and needing to be shepherded through the crowds of sniffy diners.

Never been so glad to cast off back into the river.

To be fair to The Beetle & Wedge, the staff were terrifically understanding. And we feel obliged to come back for a meal after our team gave the facilities such a pounding, for free.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Anders4077
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Well, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

You couldn't find a more lovely setting, stayed for 1 night, found everyone friendly the room was clean and comfortable, food was excellent both in the evening and the next morning at breakfast. Would definitely stay again

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 01alan1984
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Stayed for one night only in May and could not fault in any way , The room was clean and had every thing to make your stay very comfortable,the food great the location great but best af all the staff,if only all hotels etc could have staff like this they were so friendly.will be back again and again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ed C
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Charlotte B, Manager at The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Thank you, the team will be very happy to have read this, we hope to see you again soon.
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We were staying here for our 20th wedding anniversary, as we had our wedding lunch at the Boathouse back in 1994. The room was lovely - very spacious and well-appointed - although there was only a hand-held shower over the large roll top bath. Also no mixer tap on the sink so got a bit scalded by the (very) hot water tap! Lovely breakfast, but we were a little disappointed with the presentation of the dinner dishes. My husband’s steak looked a little pallid, and had an equally pallid sauce on the plate - no garnish. Vegetables served separately, which is good, but the initial presentation just not exciting enough. Lovely helpful staff, and overall a delightful stay which we would repeat.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mulqueen
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Bristol
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed at the hotel last week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel room was large and comfortable with two easy chairs ( most important) and a very good bed. The room was clean and the linen was excellent. The bathroom was lovely with a large bath and copious hot water.
We ate in the restaurant and the food was very good. Breakfast was great.
The setting is, of course, splendid but the thing that makes this hotel so good is the attention to detail. First class provision of hot drinks in the room together with a biscuit barrel. Beautifully set out dining room with olives and bread on the table. The staff are attentive without being overfussy and the lady who runs it is so helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Lynda22
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We revisited the Beetle and Wedge after quite a gap. This time we found the staff very welcoming and helpful, an improvement onn our last visit. The food itself was nice, well presented and tasty.

Highlight for me was the Crispy Duck starter, full of flavour and plentiful as well. The Sirloin Steak was nice but uninspiring. The chicken main was tasty, however the accompanying sauce overpowered it too much for my liking.

Desert was Apple Crumble and this was excellent with well cooked apples and a really good "Crumble" this is definately worth having.

Overall, we had a pleasant evening in a nice setting with decent food.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank cardross25
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Additional Information about The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse

Property: The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse
Address: Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames OX10 9JF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Moulsford-on-Thames
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Moulsford-on-Thames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Beetle And Wedge Boathouse
The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse Hotel Moulsford On Thames
The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse Moulsford-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

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