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Brunswick House
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

We stayed B&B at Brunswick House at the beginning of July, 2009 and it truly can't be faulted. The room was a little bit small but then the building is centruries old. Despite this, it did have a mini fridge with fresh milk and complimentary mineral water; there was a proper shoe cleaning kit in the wardrobe, nice toiletries and matching, wooden coat hangers - not the annoying, fiddly ones you have to slot into a fixture to stop you nicking them. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom perfectly nice, though compact. Downstairs, the guest lounge was very well stocked with magazines and tourist leaflets. There is also an incredibly well-stocked bar - my husband's test of a good bar is whether it has Highland Park single malt whiskey. It did! At breakfast, I would defy any guest to identify a cereal not offered and the array of fresh fruit was beautiful, very inviting and yummy - we scoffed it with the quality organic yoghurts. The components of the cooked breakfast were sourced locally and everything was very tasty indeed, especially the multi grain wholemeal bread. An evening meal is also bookable and I wish we had - the menus in the local eateries in Middleton are uninspired, especially for a vegeterian like me. Arriving late on Saturday night, we couldn't find a table at all and ended up with a picnic from the local Co-op which, thankfully, was open till 11.

Brunswick House is highly recommended. There must be few places where you can't think of one thing which could be improved - this is it!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank PenninesSue
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Reviewed 18 May 2009

Four of us stayed in 2 double rooms in this centrally situated pleasant guest house. I am unused to booking this type of B&B via computerised website and paying in advance of the stay and found this a little impersonal.
There is parking for about 4 cars to the rear in a pleasant yard/garden with a couple of tables by the river in good weather. There is a small conservatory. I found the owner a little distant and aloof, although courteous enough. I felt he should pay a little more attention to his guests, for example, we asked for our boots to be placed in his drying room at 5.30pm, but by 10pm had to ask again, and in the morning they were still stone cold and damp. It is these little attention to details that can make a place. The beds were comfortable, the rooms well equipped, well lit and shower very good. The rooms, however were on the small side, and only about 2 feet wider than the bed for the most part. There is a TV and fridge. The lounge is very nice with sofas and a fire for cold weather.
The breakfasts were excellent, with fresh fruit, proper muesli and a choice of main courses (see website). The full english breakfast was large and of good quality food, although one of our party said hers was in part cold as if some had been prepared earlier. They do evening meals on request, but we liked to eat out, so cannot comment.
On the whole, it was a good stay, but with just a few small niggles that you will remember. This needs attention. I thought the price, at £70 per room, per night was expensive for the area.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank batemansman
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Reviewed 25 April 2009

The owner of the Brunswick gave us a warm welcome, open fire, coffee and home made cakes and biscuits. Clean and comfortable, the room had everything you could want, down to shoe cleaning kit and a clothes brush! The bedding matched and was the loveliest embroidered white. Breakfast was excellent, locally sourced, and beautifully cooked to order. We had dinner one night, superb quality, perfectly cooked and presented. Middleton is well placed to explore the surrounding countryside with some excellent walks. We liked everything!
Beverly and Martin Ferguson

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank AnnieMaySouthYorks
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Reviewed 14 February 2008

Brilliant bed and breakfast. Full of character. Huge, comfortable beds. The lounge is beautiful, with open fire, comfy sofas and plenty of books and leaflets on the gorgeous surrounding countryside. The breakfasts were extremely tasty and filling, and the evening meal was outstanding. Excellent vegetarian option.

Off street parking is available around the back of the building, down a very thin passage!

Creaky floorboards from above disturbed me slightly in my sleep, but this building is two hundred and fifty years old, and it was only at 7.30am, when it was almost time to get up for breakfast anyway.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

We would definitely stay again. Bargain at £120 for three nights (stay three nights for the price of two, off peak). The evening meal was £20 per head and included three courses with tea/coffee.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank EnergyGirl81
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Reviewed 25 October 2007

Tripadvisor has done it again! A very nice stay. Excellent food for vegetarians. Certainly eat in - thoroughly recommended. Rooms nicely decorated if a little small. Nice choice of wines.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kent_7
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