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.
- 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