We stayed in the “Warners” at Cricket St Thomas for 3 nights from 3rd Dec 2010 and were most impressed with the whole experience.
This was our first stay at a Warners and will definitely not be the last.
We booked a suite named “The James Fry Suite” which more than exceeded our expectations. We were welcomed by Betty who gave us a glass of champagne and then escorted us to our suite. There is a large entrance hall, good sized lounge, bedroom and bathroom all furnished to a high standard including 2 flat screen tv’s and DVD players. The rooms are in the main building where “To the manor born” was filmed and have lovely views from the 3 extremely large windows.
The building itself is very spectacular with open log fires and most comfortable furniture in the lounges and bar.
We ate in Fenocchi’s the first night where the food and service was very good, the restaurant does miss a bit of ambience though being very plain and cold in the large dining area, we were fortunate that it was extremely cold outside and the restaurant not fully booked so we were all accomodated in one area near the kitchen which was OK.
The other two nights we ate in the main restaurant and whilst buffets are not our favourite eating style we did enjoy the meals.
The entertainment was also very good, we had Shomaddymaddy on the Saturday night playing music from the 60’s / 70’s .
Bar prices were reasonable, obviously more than the local pub but you do get a lot of comfort and entertainment thrown in. We didn’t use the MiniBar in the room but it was good to see the prices were the same as the bars, these are usually a rip off in most hotels hence people don’t use them, our reason for not using it was we had enough drink in the bars.
We were a bit restricted walking in the grounds because of the ice but the parts we did manage to walk were stunning and we plan to return one day when the sun is shining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 239 bedroom AA4 star Country House Hotel, Set in stunning Somerset countryside amongst 160 acres of beautiful lakes and gardens. Our adult only policy and 1/2 board packages with nightly entertainment and pool with leisure club make us ideal for a short break. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cricket St Thomas Hotel, Lakes And Gardens Hotel Chard
- Cricket St Thomas Historic Hotel
- Warner Cricket St. Thomas Hotel Chard, Somerset