Stayed several nights on basis of other reviews, overall it is only average for cost. BUT some things are letting it down badly. Essentially there is an apparent lack of overseeing control / consistency. Our booking made direct with hotel and not external offer.
DINNER has a high artistic visual appeal BUT the quantities are very very small.(I am not greedy) eg a dish was described as being with Asparagus ( shavings of one stick) Bombay Potato ( 2 x coat button sized pieces). Sauces and puree have good flavours but used only as a small colour design and not to enhance food as insufficient quantity, I am not impressed by unusable smudges and blobs. It is ESSENTIAL to ask for a helping of seasonal vegetables if you want something approaching a 'normal' sized meal. The Starters were generally much better but do keep in mind that 3 courses are essentially £40 per person. We had the same dishes on both days and items listed on menu were not always served with the dish.
BREAKFAST. Day 1 was good as chose 3 items from the menu. Scrambled egg (excellent ) with a couple of other items. Day 2 ordered exactly the same but quantity served was a third of the quantity (unacceptable). Desert spoon size portion of baked beans and scrambled egg and one hash brown , could have been intended for a young child not an adult.
ACCOMODATION in the Forge was large, clean, comfortable. Located in an outbuilding access to which is at the end of the open air (gravel and worn tarmac) car park which also services a private house as well as hotel. The toiletries are small and only enough for one person for a single night and were not replaced for the second day.
DRINKS. The wines were reasonably priced for a hotel. There is a small intimate bar with a pleasant atmosphere.
OWNER and staff were very pleasant and professional and my views have already been expressed to the owner. In brief lots of potential but needs more attention in all areas. As regards value for what was provided I have frequently had far better for less cost.
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