Last weekend we had our daughter’s wedding reception at the Old Manor. Guests started arriving Friday night - when some of us had an additional small group dinner, on Saturday we had exclusive use of the whole hotel (23 rooms).
I heard nothing but praise from those attending, about 70, many experienced world travellers. The food was excellent; Friday night, for the Saturday Reception sit down wedding breakfast plus later evening snacks and then again for breakfast on Sunday.
All staff were friendly, polite, pleasant, helpful, attentive but discreet.
The atmosphere is period, with a very photogenic site which our photographer commented upon positively.
To quote one of our party “The Hotel was fabulous and the staff were really helpful and such a
Tudor, the owner, an experienced hotelier, is a pleasure to deal with; he is building-up the business nicely, improving the Old Manor effectively and sympathetically. We booked the wedding not long after he had bought the Manor; he shared his plans for the hotel with us, which were all delivered as promised.
I consider this the best wedding venue in the area, for parties of about this size and good value for the package.
Also a neighbour, well impressed, took a menu with the intention of using the restaurant in its own right - a good decision too, we’ll probably join them.
- 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