Bailiffscourt is fantastic. Having already visited The Spread Eagle & Ockenden Manor - also in the HS group, we had high expectations which this hotel met admirably. From the moment we arrived every member of staff was polite, friendly and helpful with the General Manager going so far as to lend my husband his own cuff links as he'd forgotten his. That's going the extra mile!
The hotel is situated in beautiful grounds, is full if character and quirky features, it looks older than it is and has a medieval theme.
We'd booked for the Valentine Warner dinner, originally last January but moved due to TV commitments - the whole experience was well worth the wait. Our room was the Maunsbrook suite, which was superb, with a stunning huge bathroom with roll top bath, open fire in the room , & 4 poster bed. Lovely furniture and garden views, with plenty of space and one of the most comfy beds ever- a real treat.
The Spa is great with indoor & outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna & steam rooms. Relax in a lounger, have a coffee and chill out in lovely surroundings.
The spa at Ockenden is more modern (it's newer) but this is also excellent.
Peacocks roam the grounds, we enjoyed a walk around plus a stroll to nearby Climping Beach, helpfully signposted "to the sea".
The Valentine Warner dinner was fantastic- Val used to work with Martin Hadden the head chef at the HS group and they are great friends, so Val had returned to cook in the Bailiffscourt kitchen with his ex colleague. We enjoyed an Italian themed meal with wines and a chat between each course with the chefs. A memorable evening indeed. We were lucky enough to meet Val earlier in the day- what a lovely chap he is, happy to sign cookbooks and have his photo taken with guests.
Front of house really are superb so special thanks to Chris and all the staff. We had a great time and we will be back!
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