We chose this for its convenience for seeing the snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey.
On arrival (Friday afternoon) our first impression was checking in at the bar which felt a bit shabby and unwelcoming. However, the barmaid was very helpful and pleasant.
The room (The Lode) was average but COLD! We could not get the heating to work and the owner tried to get the radiators working, followed by his wife later. eventually the heating came on and we could take our coats off!!
The food in the evening was basic, but good, pub food with not much choice and an emphasis on burgers and similar. Good choice of beer and the atmosphere was just like sitting in a bar - which we were!! Not bad but not if you were expecting haute cuisine (which we weren't)!
Guess what - the room was then too hot as we couldn't adjust the radiators! The bed comfort was adequate and the bath shower very good.
Having read previous reports, a real bonus was breakfast. Cereal packets (individual) but the offer of a full English brekky was welcome and well cooked. bacon, egg, mushrooms, sausages and beans - always a good start to the day.
To summarise, if you don't have high expectations but want somewhere perfectly acceptable for an overnight stay, then this would be a good place to choose. Trying not to be too snobbish, we always judge the quality of accommodation by the quality of the loo paper! Here, it was thin and cheap! Don't let this put you off though - bring your own!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the idyllic village of Swaffham Bulbeck overlooking the village green. The Black Horse Inn offers a warm and friendly welcome. Locally sourced food served daily and a great selection of Wines and drinks available at the bar including locally brewed ales. The accommodation comprises of 7 converted stables in a courtyard setting, all rooms are en suite with complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Black Horse Inn Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire