I stayed at the Tern Hill during a recent business trip and had two business colleagues join me for dinner. The hotel is run by a group of young friendly staff which is fine but a little surprising that there is no general manager of proprietor in sight.
My room was very comfortable and more interesting than the standard big international chain hotel bedroom. It was clean and warm - too warm but turning the radiator off and opening the window sorted that. During the night there seemed to be a fan running on the roof of the adjoining building which might have been irritating except I was so tired and I slept well.
Dinner was served quickly and by friendly staff. The menu was limited in choice and not very exciting - more good pub grub than country hotel in quality. The pate starter was straight out of a supermarket packet with cold soggy toast, the soup (leek and potato) was hardly high dining. As for the mains - roast lamb was tender with good crunchy veg, excellent fish and chips and moderately good burger. This was followed by the weakest coffee ever made in a cafetiere!
Breakfast next morning was very well cooked but why can't hotels have decent thick cut marmalade instead of the little portion control jars of insipid jelly. A good selection of fresh fruit would have been welcome and not difficult to arrange. I felt sorry for the pleasant young woman trying to serve breakfast as well as sorting out guests checking out.
All in all it was a pretty good experience which I would repeat. With just a little effort it would have been a great experience.
- Also Known As:
- Tern Hill Hall Market Drayton, Shropshire