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Goldstone Hall Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Market Drayton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We recently visted the hotel and from the start we could not fault the setting, it's tranquil and picturesque. Beautiful gardens and a massive maintained veg patch which makes them pretty much self sufficant for cooking!
We stayed in a standard room which was clean, with good views, tea and coffee facilties, walk in shower, huge two person bath but could have had a higher level of decor. We paid £160 for a night with breakfast, now it was a fantastic breakfast but I cant help but feel the rooms are over priced for what they are, I would expect to pay more £120pn.
Now the food was out of this world with their AA awards and Michelin chef I can see why. The best fillet of beef I have ever eaten! Service was first class silver service the girls were a credit to the hotel.
Overall a fanatic hotel which provides wonderful food, just a tad over priced on the rooms.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We have just been here for Sunday lunch and cannot praise the venue, food, gardens or service highly enough ... We will definitely be back... Beautiful house and furnishings... Could have stayed longer...

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank GillandJB
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

My wife and I have just come come back from a 2 night stay at this perfect country retreat. A truly fantastic small hotel set in the middle of the beautiful countryside and in a magnificent setting. The food, accommodation, staff etc etc etc were excellent and we shall be going back in the near future. Suggest that you get a room on the garden side as those on the side of the lane do not have anything like as good an outlook.
Dont forget to make friends with the owners black labrador, it loves to chase the windfall apples across the lawn. The gardens are truly spectacular and the huge kitchen garden is a must see for any veggy lover.

Room Tip: get a room on the garden side
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank randj16
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Once again a fantastic experience at Goldstone Hall. This was a return visit to celebrate our anniversary (yes 1 year down and still amicable) and again it didn't fail. If you have never visited this little gem of a hotel then please do so, (p.s I am not on commission, if only..........., now that's got me thinking............. ) you will not be disappointed. If you do manage to pay them a visit, keep your eyes open as it took us both three attempts to find the building the first time around. It is tucked away behind a large stone wall and down a long country lane, its as though the building is trying to hide from the crowds and reserving itself for those that appreciate good quality in all forms and the finer things in life (they even have individual towels to dry your hands in the cloakrooms, now not very environmentally friendly, but you don't get that at a Travelodge!). The building itself is not only grand (although it appears not so from the car park) but beautifully appointed and has stunning gardens, including its own vegetable/fruit gardens, which is where most if not all of the kitchens fruit and vegetables that they serve on your plate come from. The food is exquisite, the wine selection mammoth and the hospitality second to none. John, Sue and the team invite you in to their building and give you a big hug (not literally, that would be just weird) as though you are part of the family and you have 'just come up for a visit' (or down dependant on where you live obviously) and that feeling continues throughout your stay. I am not saying that they get that close as to ask how your bunions are doing or whether little Jack as got it together yet with little Susie or even ask how that last interview went with the witch you call a boss, or is the other way around? What I am saying is that they are a lovely bunch of individauls who know how to make your stay perfect, it is a though they have mastered the art. When we have stayed we have always pushed the boat out a little extra and booked the squiress chambers, this is a room that you could get lost in, no not the size of a closet and totally dark but sumptuous and light and huge and I mean huge. The bed alone would fill a four bedroomed detached home and the bathroom could double as the changing rooms for a Premiership football match. The tea and coffee making facilities are even touched with homemade cookies baked in the oven downstairs, ground coffee and a selection of tea that hasn't been seen since the military command left India. Robes, slippers, flat screen Tv, etc etc the rooms have the lot. The only negative would be due to the nature of the building and its substantial old walls, the rooms do get warm, even in winter when the heating isn't on (see told you I wasn't on commission). The numerous rooms downstairs are delightful and charming varying in styles and taste and offer the chance of a drink near the bar, or a cup of tea and a slice of cake in what we call the Wedgewood room (you will see why). There is the lovely oak panelled drawing room and the orangery where hearty and tasteful breakfasts are served using local meats and the sort, as well as evening meals. A walk around the gardens is a must, with a woodland trail and the ability to meander through the fruit and vegetables that you may later have the pleasure in eating. Just don't be tempted to pinch any Strawberries on your way around as John and Sue have been seen out in the garden 'hoeing' to late into the night (sorry to disappoint but not that sort of country lane). I believe I have only given you the best points about Goldstone Hall, well that's because there isn't any bad points. Yes it may be at the top end of some peoples spend for accommodation (including ours) and yes it may be difficult to find the first time around and yes they don't necessarily have the most eco friendly drying facilities in the downstairs cloakrooms, but hey live a little, you only live once and if you only ever visit one place to spend a night and a meal or even just a quiet drink choose this one, you wont regret it. If you do, I didn't tell you to go!!!!.

Room Tip: The Squire's or the Squiress chambers are the most sumptuous we believe.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We remember Goldstone Hall from many years ago and were delighted that it had maintained its excellent reputation. We were privileged to be invited to a birthday celebration there on a most gloriously hot summer's day and after arriving back at Goldstone were reminded of what a fantastic situation this hotel is in. We were welcomed with beautifully chilled drinks on arrival and sat in a very elegant lounge where the doors opened out onto the vista of a truly splendid English country garden.

We progressed to the dining room and enjoyed an excellent lunch served by unobtrusive staff who were very efficient in what was a very crowded room on a very hot day. The arrival of a floor fan was most welcome.

Tea and coffee were served in a garden room which was set amongst the glory of amazing herbaceous borders full of traditional plants and a perfectly manicured lawn. The arrival of a most friendly black labrador made it all perfect.

Room Tip: This was a celebration lunch we did not stay unfortunatel
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Everything about the Goldstone is fantastic. We stayed one night for a family event and had tea, dinner and breakfast in the hotel. Every meal was delicious, and the service is 5 star. The staff are lovely.

The hotel itself is charming, and the garden is beautiful. Our room was very large with a large, posh bathroom complete with tub and shower. We overlooked the garden (where they grow some of the food served in the restaurants.) We were very sad to leave after just one night.

I recommend Goldstone for a honeymoon, a weekend away, or just for the food. I can imagine it being the perfect place for a wedding as well.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Went for afternoon tea on a Thursday afternoon. One waitress working (Tracey) who was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive. Scone was freshly made, homemade butter, cream and jam and homemade ice-cream. Went for a walk around the small but extraordinary gardens and veggie patch which are gorgeous. Would be the perfect location for a wedding where they would bend over backwards to make it the 'perfect' day for you. Only negative is a lack of choice of sweets (cakes, biscuits, ice creams) otherwise definitely worth a visit

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Goldstone Hall Hotel

Address: Goldstone Road, Market Drayton TF9 2NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Market Drayton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Market Drayton
Hotel Class:3 star — Goldstone Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award winning rural hotel & restaurant. Over 30 years we have built up a reputation for quality dining and comfortable bedrooms in beautiful gardens. The power driving the menu of this "classic but never fusty" country house hotel is its vast and beautiful kitchen garden. ... more   less 
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Goldstone Hall Hotel Market Drayton, Shropshire

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