We booked in advance for an "exotic meats" evening meal on Friday 23rd August 2013.
Although we were a little apprehensive as to what we could expect, I must say that we were pleasantly surprised. We had tried crocodile in Cuba in the past and quite liked it, so we kept an open mind as far as these meats were concerned.
The chef and his staff did a magnificent job with the likes of camel, bison, buffalo etc. The meats were really delicious and the additional side dishes of hand-cut chips and fresh salad was an added, tasty bonus. We were even served a more than ample but lovely bread basket while we waited for our food to be prepared and cooked (delicious, yet different varieties of fresh bread!)
I only have one complaint and that is to do with just one staff member. I heard another staff member call her by name but I think it is a bit unfair to name and shame her.............she could have been having an "off day". All I will say is that she looked really miserable when she took our order and each time I saw her (even when she was attending to other customers) it looked as if a little smile would have "cracked" her face! The words "chewing a wasp" sprang to mind. This is such a shame, because other than this young lady's demeanour, the evening was splendid.
I was going to give a 4 "star" rating because of her, but I think that this would have been unfair because the rest of the staff, the chef's excellent work and the ambience of The Angel Hotel, deserves a 5 "star". I will definitely be returning for a meal and look forward to the excellent choice of drinks. I just hope that this female staff member is in a better mood when I return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Wootton Bassett, the Grade II listed Angel has been extensively but sympathetically renovated to create an eclectic hotel with a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Whatever your plans, whether it be a long stay to discover the ancient Ridgeway, a romantic weekend, a conference or a wedding reception, The Angel is the perfect location.A comfortable blend of old and new, you will find the atmosphere at The Angel relaxed, warm and welcoming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Angel Hotel Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire