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“An Ideal Wedding Reception Venue” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Moonraker
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Trowbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“An Ideal Wedding Reception Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

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
friendly bunch.”
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.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul M
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Old Manor Hotel is a tranquil haven set in lovely surroundings with easy access to the charming Bradford on Avon which was our destination for the weekend. We were made feel very welcome, the room was lovely as was the evening meal and breakfast. We will definitely be returning and look forward with interest to see what the new owners have added as I know that pigs and hens are on their way soon. We 100% recommend this wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alan M
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

I was best man at a wedding at this hotel last weekend. The room we were given was fantastic with 4 poster bed and lovely bathroom. As best man I had lots of organising to do and a few strange requests for the Staff. The staff were brilliant, never complaining, always smiling and nothing was too much trouble for them. A lot of the wedding party ate in the restaurant the night before the wedding and all had excellent meals. The marquee was an ideal wedding reception venue and was well decorated, the food excellent and again the staff brilliant. One very satisfied wedding party.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Boothy413
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Bath, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Used this hotel for a business dinner and overnight stay. The owner (Tudor) is a really friendly and enthusiastic man with plans to develop and grow the hotel. The staff were all really welcoming and charming. We used the marquee for our dinner which was a great private location for a large group,The rooms were all clean and, whilst not contemporary, were value for money. The main hotel and out rooms all worked well though the games room and gardens were very limited.
The food was good - tasty hot and good portions.
I am sure with time and investment this will become a little gem in the Trowbridge / Bradford on Avon area for business people, couples and families on vacation.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms at the rear of the hotel were good size.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Madmagic1
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank anna h
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank clarkieHarlow
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laurence G
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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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