We got married and had our reception at the wonderful Castle Hotel on June 1st 2012. Let me first say that 99% of our stay was perfect, the wedding liason Nicky was excellent, as was Scott who acted as Master Of Ceremonies. Both put in many hours, as did the rest of the waiting staff to make our day run smoothly. There was just one bar man who was a little off with myself and I later discovered, also with some of our guests. Theres always one, apart from him everybody else worked long & hard and are a credit to the hotel.
Check in was quick and easy. Rooms are accessible, unless you have a disabled member of your party. There are no lifts as the hotel is several hundred years old. Stairs are shallow with good hand rails, but wheel chair access above ground floor could be tricky. As we are both able bodied, we had no issues and there were no reports from our several impaired guests of them having any major issues.
Be aware there is no car park, except the local town car park a couple of minutes down hill. Parking is free after 6 pm until 8 am, however the wardens start early, so don't lie in without getting a parking ticket ! Prices are cheap, less than 3 pounds. About 10 disabled parking spaces across the road from the front doors, very convenient for our disabled guests.
The rooms are all clean, however the hotel is undergoing a re-decoration process over a couple of years, having been taken over by new owners about 18 months ago. Nothing is particularly dirty but there are signs of wear & tear. To us, this added to the character or this historic hotel. Others might see this as a negative.
Food quality is good, the bar is well stocked and prices are quite reasonable. Morning breakfast is a very well stocked self service "fry up", with toast and cereals also available. This was very tasty and filling.
Overall, as a venue for a wedding reception, you would be very hard pushed to beat this. Prices are very good, service is excellent (apart from one bar man) and I would be more than happy to attend a function here again in the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Tamworth