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Shaw Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Melksham
Certificate of Excellence
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59 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

There's a lot about this place that is good - attentive, friendly staff, reasonably good menu & good service in between courses. However, I can't sing their praises fully when it comes to the quality of the food. I had the roast pork & it wasn't the best I've tasted, that's for sure. I'd probably describe my meal as ok - nothing wrong but nothing outstanding. My partner however, enjoyed the beef, and having tasted some myself, can report it was nice - much better than the pork in fact. The room we ate in, was incredibly hot - stifling in fact, we had to open a nearby door to get some cool air. Aesthetically, I would say this place could probably do with some updating, it's a little dated - not hugely so but some modernisation wouldn't go a miss. To sum up, I would say this place is OK, there needs to be some improvements but their friendly & attentive staff definitely make up for any shortfalls.

Stayed August 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Spent just one night at the Shaw Country House, to find a very professional Hotel well managed by the highly experienced owners. Sadly because of our circumstances we were unable to have dinner in the restaurant, but did have a fabulous breakfast with the best plate of fresh fruit salad we've seen!
Already decided to return on our next trip, if we can get in!
In short everything you want for an overnight at a sensible price.
All set in lovely gardens, an ideal Wedding venue.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We chose this place to stay for a five day having read earlier reviews. We weren't disappointed - it was excellent. We were particularly impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. I had one of the best steaks I have eaten and the fresh fruit at breakfast looked like a food magazine photo. I could easily have stayed for a few more days to make my way through the menu.
We tried both the restaurant and bar meal menus and enjoyed them both.
Our reception from one of the owners was friendly, and a quick chat established the reason for our visit. However the following morning at breakfast the man who welcomed us (as we thought) asked the same set of questions which we thought was a bit weird until we found out that the owners were identical twins. They were also the two chefs. The identification trick was hair style a type of wedding ring.
Our room was clean and comfortable as were the public areas with a special room for petrol heads. The gardens and patios were pleasant and relaxing, particularly during the warm weather.
All the staff were friendly and helpful.
Altogether we had a happy stay and would gladly return.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were given a voucher for Shaw Country Hotel. We decided to pay a visit on a beautiful day for Lunch. On arrival Emma took us into the bar and served us drinks while we looked at the Menu. The set Luncheon provided adequate choices of Starters, mains and desserts, we were spoilt for choice as they say. We were taken to the restaurant where we sat by the open patio doors looking out at the garden. Our lunch was excellent Emma could not have done more for us extremely welcoming and very friendly. We will definitely return. Sue and Ken Holloway

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

A lovely country hotel, Emma was a brilliant hostess, always smiling, would do anything she could to help. Very friendly staff.
Both rooms cleaned to high standard, decor as expected in old country hotel, food fantastic, can't say anything bad. All had lovely two night stay.
Would love to stay there again. Thanks Emma for making our stay happy and relaxed

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

My goddaughter got married here in May and it was perfect. We stayed the night before and the night of the wedding. Setting is idyllic, beautiful grounds, delicious restaurant and accommodating staff. Emma and Nick work their collective backsides off and it shows in everything at the Shaw Country House.
Room was comfortable with a strong shower, wifi in the room. Others might consider it shabby, but it is a country hotel and not the Ritz.
Would love to stay here again.
Thanks, Emma and Nick! it was delightful.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bridlington, England, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

although the hotel is a little shabby and could do with refurbishing the hospitality and welcome was WONDERFUL! Nothing was too much bother for the staff.
The room we had was small but adequate for a one night stay.
We enjoyed a delicious hearty breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shaw Country House Hotel

Property: Shaw Country House Hotel
Address: Bath Road, Melksham SN12 8EF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Melksham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Melksham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Shaw Country House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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