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“Perfect little escape”
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The Moonraker
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Trowbridge
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect little escape”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We have stayed at The Old Manor twice now. Well appointed and comfortable rooms, superb restaurant and a perfect location to explore Bath and Bradford on Avon. Run by a lovely couple who are clearly very passionate about service and food. We also loved the hotel dog, Camber!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Nice area to stay and the Old Manor Hotel is a quiet clean hotel to stay in.The hotel still needs some improvements but i think its getting there.The main point for me to mention is the menu it is very limited so you may have to eat out if staying more than a couple of nights,having said that the food is of very good quality.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

A group of about forty family members stayed at the Old Manor Hotel over the May bank holiday for our annual family walking weekend.
This is a charming rustic hotel that the new owners are in the process of updating and making positive plans for the future.
Having to organise the event this year was made easier by having helpful and pleasant staff to deal with both before and during the weekend. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff whether they were management, on reception or in the dining room. The hotel is family friendly and very patient with the children in the party. The food was good, rooms were clean and the surrounding countryside beautiful to walk in.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

This was the perfect venue for the wedding of our daughter Kerren. A hotel with plenty of character throughout. The quality of the food and professionalism with all aspects of service for the event was second to none. Nothing was to much trouble every request was dealt with in a relaxed friendly and accommodating manor.
I would not hesitate in recommending the Old Manor Hotel for weddings, parties or for those looking to stay within easy reach of the city of Bath.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Recently stayed there on a Friday night. What an absolutely fantastic hotel. Beautiful main building and all the staff are so friendly. We ate in the restaurant at the hotel and the chef there is clearly very talented as the food was amazing.

Our room was well equipped and comfortable, and we will definitely be re-booking again soon !! Thanks so much for a great stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful relaxing couple of days there in April.
Very friendly staff and lovely food. But most of all a charming hotel with real character. If you are bored with yet another Holiday/Premier/Ibis charmless box try this hotel, even pat the hotel dog Camber.
Perfect for sightseeing Wiltshire and the Cotswolds villages and a great alternative to saying in the overpriced hotels in Bath only a few minutes away by car.
Try the restaurant if you can, excellent food and attentive service plus the bar stays open till you go to bed!
I shall be back with friends very soon.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Myself and a friend booked this hotel last minute as we were attending a car show at castle combe circuit, and as we pulled up through the picturesque village to the manor - we both said WOW. It has such rustic charm that you can only dream off, and the service as soon as we stepped into reception was first class,

This hotel oozes class but in an informal mannor, i was in heaven as a shabby chic fan, this place had be scouting around looking at wierd and wonderful pieces of furniture, to georgeous settles to headmasters lecturns to beautiful wooden beds, I could go on and on.

The barmaid was just so bubbly she couldnt fail to make you smile.

We didnt eat here as we opted to go into the village - wrong decision as the food looked scrumptous.

We will definately be making another visit there for a longer trip as we are desperate to explore the herb gardens and surrounding area. As well as their on site smoke house where they process all the meats for their kitchen.

FIRST CLASS AND BEAUTIFUL

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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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