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“Why we did not end up staying at the Lamb Inn”
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The Lamb Inn
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We booked a night away in the Cotswolds thinking a walk, a meal and a few drinks finished off by a lovely night's sleep and a full English breakfast. The room was pleasant and the walk completed so we thought we would have wash before our evening meal but the water ran lukewarm. We mentioned this to the reception who said it was probably the kitchen using the water and we should give it 10 minutes. We waited and tried again no luck so we mentioned this again and was assured the owner was on his way to assess the situation and either he or the lady running the hotel would be up to reassure us. Our evening meal booking time was fast approaching and we were hungry but nothing so we tried again and the water ran cold so we concluded no solution had been found. Unfortunately, neither the manager nor the owner came up to talk to us. We had to go down to them. On the second occasion when we decided we did not want to stay the night the apologetic member of staff told us it had happened before and they had not got it sorted out, that is the hot water to this particular room, the Paris, had been faulty before. We said we were leaving to try and salvage something of our evening. As we left the manager saw us as she sat on a sofa in the lounge but did not rise to talk to us let alone offer an explanation or apology. I said to the member of staff I was not going to pay the £100 plus bill for a room we had no hot water in or had clearly not slept in. I telephoned to ask later that evening to enquire if we would be charged and got the manager who said no but then she said it had never happened before. So who is telling the truth? Bad customer service unfortunately meant we left the hotel with a bad taste in our mouths. A shame because it was a nice hotel. Check with the owner first if they have fixed the hot water problem before you book this hotel.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

When I travel back to the UK this is the place I always stay, or its sister hotel The Wychwood Inn in the same village. Gorgeous rooms, friendly staff and owners, fantastic food, wonderful location, amazing breakfasts cooked to perfection....I highly recommend both these Inns and a perfect place to explore the Cotswolds.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank lesley-anne d
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Myself and my husband stayed here during Cheltenham Race week as it was within a 30/40 minute drive from Cheltenham. We loved the intimate cosy feel of the place as it was full of little nooks and crannies. We climbed a really narrow steep stairs to our room which was called Leopard hills. There was tea and coffee available to have along with some good quality biscuits in our room. The service was friendly if a little erratic. We ate there two nights and we found the food very appetising indeed. Our only negative was the bed, it looked lovely, a four poster but there was a dip in the mattress and both my husband and I had sore backs for days after we got home. It would genuinely put me off staying there again, they really need to invest in good quality new mattresses.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank romantic77
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed for to nights at Easter weekend. On arrival, Beverley made us very welcome, and booked us a table in the bar for dinner. Food was excellent, and we felt very much at home, - our dog made herself comfortable under the table whilst we had dinner. Breakfast was excellent, freshly prepared and very tasty. Wonderful walks through woodland very close to the hotel.
All in all, a very relaxing couple of nights, and we look forward to a return visit with friends.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Iain M
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night on easter sunday! The staff were extremely friendly and attentive and made us feel welcome the minute we arrived to when we departed! The food was excellent! The only downside in our visit was no hot water for a bath!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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2  Thank sjp31
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We had three nights at this hotel and what could have been a lovely experience was ruined by the racist and downright unfriendly manageress. Not a smile or a hello from her throughout our stay there. The bedrooms were nice enough, but ours overlooked the gravelled front court, so that cars crunching over the gravel from early in the morning to late at night kept us awake. This would have been bearable if the attitude of the management had been friendly, but it was actually hostile. And when we sat outside on the first evening to have a drink, a young man at an adjoining table made no attempt to conceal his mockery at our friend's Gujarati accent, mimicking her to peals of laughter. After that, we started walking down the lane to the Friar, a really friendly place, with better food and rooms way cheaper than the Lamb. We were glad to leave and it was obvious that the manageress was equally glad to see us go. Not a smile, no how-was-your-stay, no thank-you when we paid the bill, no hope-to-see-you-again. I would give this awful place a minus-one rating if it was possible to do.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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15  Thank 588Bunny22
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Nice pub garden, well away from the road. Friendly staff, pretty bedroom. Our stay was spoiled by no hot water for an evening bath. Dinner ok. Good atmosphere in bar.
Good walks from the pub but book with walks missing!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: High Street | near Chipping Norton, Shipton under Wychwood OX7 6DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Shipton under Wychwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shipton under Wychwood
Price Range: £98 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lamb Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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