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“£3 for lime and soda”
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Wheelwrights Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monkton Combe
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire
2 reviews
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“£3 for lime and soda”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Popped in for sunday lunch whilst passing.

Shocked to get the bill and see that they charged £3 for lime and soda (which was really weak). Also they add on service automatically despite having to go to the bar to order and collect your own cutlery.

Other than that the place was quite nice, had roast beef which was fine but probably didn't justify the high price (beef was a cheap cut).

OK food, but very expensive drinks.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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WheelwrightsArms, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelwrights Arms, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Hi Helen,

We apologise that you were over charged for your drink. It seems that one of our staff has got it wrong on this occasion. We would be more than happy to refund you the price which should have been £1.50 assuming it was a pint.

Each customer has a different preference to the strength of a cordial, and it can be adjusted easily on request - we dont have a "standard measure"

Apologies once more
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We booked a long weekend break at The Wheelwrights. First appearances positive - room 1 was a lovely large room and the bed comfy. Bathroom although a good size only had a bath with hand held shower - not so good. A caution to prospective guests: this room faces the entrance to the kitchen and opens onto the car park entrance. There is real potential for noise from outside - not to mention the smokers who congregate around entrance to bar. Room is also noisy from guests in room above - possibly the bare wooden floors amplify the sounds...... Cleaning and servicing of our room was not of a high standard (black mould in bathroom and fluff under bed are really not a good look!) - just seemed to us that there was not not sufficient care and attention to detail given to the important things - nice toiletries and tea making facilities are simply not enough. We enjoyed some good food in the bar during the evenings, but breakfast was only barely average and seemed to use the cheapest of options instead of making best use of locally sourced produce. In all, generally quite disappointing after reading the descriptions of the hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We were delighted to spend a few days at the Wheelwrights Arms in June 2013. The Wheelwrights is a pretty country inn in the village of Monkton Combe, about 4 miles outside of Bath... though you could easily imagine you were 100 miles from anywhere (in the best possible sense).

The hospitality of the staff was excellent - from a friendly chat to advice about the best place to park in town. If you do stay here, or even if you are just passing through, I'd recommend getting yourself a table and enjoying some of the excellent food and drink that they have on offer. This is no cheap pub grub, but definately worth every penny.

The rooms are a fair size and modern/rustic in design, in keeping with the setting and fabric of the old buildings.

We'd definately stay here again, though there were two small areas that I hope will have been altered in the future - the poor shape of the pillows (i'm fussy like that) and the odd absence of a shower hook. Otherwise, all very good.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stopped here for a lunchtime snack while on a walk. We ordered ciabatta with smoked salmon and dill mayonnaise. No ciabatta, just baguette. The salmon was fine but needed a magnifying glass to see the dill mayonnaise. We had some dessert - I had lime and blueberry creme brûlée. Couldn't taste any lime and there were two blueberries. Overall the food tasted good but overrated for the price. On top we were charged 10% service charge. Didn't find the service friendly, looked at us like we were something he had stepped in. Obviously this is a fancy place for the well-to-do. We won't be going back anytime soon!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sussex, England
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We had an evening meal in the pub and a lunch in the garden, both were very tasty. The evening meal was really delicious and as it happened we all had different fish which we all agreed was cooked to perfection which is unusual. The lunch was less grand but just as good. I would definitely go back. Be aware though you are paying top end pub prices this is not a cheap evening out, including drinks we paid £40 a head

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

We loved staying here. Although it was a little bit of a drive from Bath it's adorable and only 2 pounds to take the bus in to the city. The bus stop is literally right in front of the hotel. We stayed in the cutest room and the pub there was awesome. We played games there by the fire before dinner and the food was fantastic for dinner! Highly recommend!

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

This pub with 7 rooms is located in posh village adjacent to Bath, with Monkton Combe Senior School, established 1868 here. So yes, like earlier reviews, with an old public boarding school nearby, it is quite likely that one is going to hear very plummy tones amongst other patrons of this pub, as I did on my visit. While self-satisfied prattle is occasionally off-putting for those unaccustomed to it, the friendliness of staff, tastiness of food and idyllic setting of this hospitality business more than offsets this, by a substantial margin. Wainwright Arms does indeed make it a terrific spot to stop for a meal and I would certainly consider a future overnight stay as dinner, bed & breakfast here, I am confident, would be most satisfying for anyone.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Wheelwrights Arms
Address: Church Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7HB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath > Monkton Combe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monkton Combe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Wheelwrights Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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