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“A day in Wiltshire”
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The Moonraker
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Trowbridge
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Chetenham
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97 reviews
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“A day in Wiltshire”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This hotel was booked as a Travel Zoo deal one night B7B + five course taster menu for evening dinner. On arrival we were asked if we wanted to upgrade from the standard room for £10. We thought this would be ok and the room in an outside annex was large with a king size bed a lounging area with two chairs and a bathroom with a bath and a wet room. There was plenty of storage space and everything was clean and tidy. The tea and coffle facilities were free but the added snacks in the room were not. We did not partake as they were overpriced.

The taster menu was served by Klaudia who was charming and helpful, telling us what we were eating and even asking the chef when we inquired into the cuts of meat for the main course. We thought the service was impeccable.

It was a shame that one of the other servers was dressed in jeans, so out of keeping!!

We still find it obscene that in this day and age hotels charge £20 for a bottle of wine. We all know what it costs these days and that we are being ripped off.

The breakfast service was also excellent but the cooked full English was not to the same standard as the dinner. The tiny bit of bacon was tasty but there should have been more of it.

Some of the food was smoked using their own smoker but they missed a trick by not offering any for sale to take home.

All in all a very pleasant relaxing stay.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Stayed as part of a two night living social deal my wife had bought as a gift. Lovely oldy worldy four poster bed room. Excellent breakfast and a very helpful manager / owner who steered us in the right direction for our sight seeing and dining plans.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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westbury
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Several of us booked for the tasting menu which was excellent and we'll thought out. So it was a meal only, not a hotel review. The hotel is well worth a visit just for a meal. The only downside when we went was a decidedly obvious lack of staff with one exceedingly efficient young lady running the bar and serving at table. Presumably this was the exception. The comfy ambiance with arm chairs and oldie worldie furniture provides a very relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

My husband and I spent a night at the Old Manor with a tasting menu. The whole experience was superb from start to finish. The wecoming staff and service were exemplary and the candlelit Dining Room in the evening is a delight. The meal was delicious, varied and full of unusual but attractive flavours. Breakfast in the morning was again of a high standard with plenty of choice The room was spacious and warm and the bed was very comforatable. We'll definitely go there again and would thoroughly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night , and the whole experience was superb . We discovered it through a Travel Zoo offer , and will certainly return .
The welcome was excellent , and our room in the converted " Cow Shed " was better than many 5* hotels we've stayed in . A comfortable king size bed , large bathroom , and lovely views from the back over the orchard .
We had the 5 course taster menu included , and this was excellent . the cauliflower veloute was creamy and very tasty , the goats cheese and beetroot , superbly cooked . The home smoked salmon was very good , and the lamb excellent . My wife's piece of lamb was not very good , but the waiter took it away apologised and the next piece was superb , the situation was handled very professionally , and without any fuss , as it was just that piece of meat .
The wine list was limited , but very reasonably priced
Breakfast was also excellent , with everything freshly cooked to order , and homemade fresh bread for toast , with home mad preserves , also good choice of cereals and juices .
Thoroughly recommend this Hotel

Room Tip: We had a room outside the hotel , in the courtyard, but all the rooms that we saw looked great
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Gloucester, England
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Had a wonderful night away at this hotel. All the staff were really friendly. We had the tasting menu and every dish was delicious. Lovely home-made bread (still warm), with breakfast the next morning was also a nice touch. Would recommend this place, no negatives at all.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Nice clean room, friendly staff. As a group of 8 for one night only,the evening meal, 5 course taster was superb. Food really tasty and well cooked. Breakfast was cooked to order and to a high standard. No hesitation in recommending this hotel. Thanks to all for a great experience.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Moonraker
Address: 1 Trowle | Trowle Common, Trowbridge BA14 9BL, England (Formerly Old Manor Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Trowbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Trowbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Moonraker 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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