Stayed at this lovely hotel for a second time. We stayed in Room 10 this time and it was spotlessly clean but has lost its character. The walls are cream and very stark (where have the lovely old pictures gone??) The addition of a lovely quality carpet was appreciated as was the lovely greeting by your receptionist. The beds are still so comfortable.
Now we come to the breakfast!!! Still reeling from the fact you had run out of 6X and had to go into town for hubby to sample his favourite tipple!!! We went for breakfast and what a let down.
I had written in a magazine that Matt was now smoking salmon and was about to smoke his own bacon but no it hadn't started yet!! Then the toast - now make your own and cheap white cotton wool bread - NOT GOOD. Then onto the home made marmalade - well if you call runny syrup with orange peel marmalade then this is for you. We eventually chose the cooked breakfast when it arrived it had no black pudding, did we get told the chef had run out? No it was sneaked in without a word and when we asked where it was we were told sorry we have none. Not what I was expecting from a top notch chef. Needless to say we wont be returning as we feel the hotel is now over priced for the facilities it offers. It is a shame as we loved our stay last time and praised it on Tripadvisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Moonraker hotel, a grade 2 listed 21 bedrooms Manor house situated on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon/ Trowbridge and a 15 minute drive from the Bath Spa. Mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the Abbess of Glastonbury's estate, the Manor house was originally build in Queen Ann Style before being upgraded in the 17th century to Bath stone. Purchased by Tudor & Lucy Hopkins in July 2013 the hotel has undergone a full refurbishment including transforming the restaurant into a relaxed informal dining space. Head Chef Matthew Briddon (River cafe, Paul Heathcotes) joined the team in September 2013 and has created menus around the hotels kitchen garden and onsite smokery. Nine bee hives provide the hotel honey and rare breed pigs live on the grounds. Kathy Lette (writer and author) stayed at The Old Manor and wrote an article for the Express where she said: 'The bedrooms, with their four poster beds and wide wooden roof beams, are so Jane Austen-esque I kept expecting Mr Darcy to get down on bended knee' The Moonraker oozes old world charm and is a relaxed cotsworld escape with some of the UK's top attractions on its doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Old Manor
- The Moonraker Trowbridge, Wiltshire