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“What is all the fuss about?”
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The Clive
Ranked #1 of 1 Bromfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reading
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105 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“What is all the fuss about?”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Having read very positive reviews of The Clive I was disappointed by our visit. Our bedroom was hot, despite the ambient temperatures being low 20s. They are obviously aware of this as there was a fan in the room, but it was too noisy to be left running all night. We had the (velox) windows open, so had road noise instead. However, the biggest disappointment was the food. The presentation is excellent, the staff are very helpful, but the taste was a let-down. Especially poor was the cooked breakfast, most ingredients - egg, mushrooms, sausage, tomato were lacking in flavour and the bacon tasted as though it had been kept warm for too long. Given that this hotel is set in the midst of rich farming country, surely better quality local ingredients could be found. Interesting that I am not the only one to complain about the breakfast, shame the hotel hasn't taken note.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Denmead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

My wife and I attended a Golden Wedding at The Clive last weekend. We had an excellent time and can only say positive things about the facility and its staff. The Bedroom 212 was excellent, clean and comfortable and the mini bar was not a rip off. The food provided for the evening event was excellent and the service very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was also excellent. A most enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: I only saw 212 which was an upstairs twin room which was everything we wanted.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We've stayed at this hotel before and found it good. However on this occasion, the bed in our room, 111, had a very old mattress, and neither of us slept well, as we kept rolling into the middle of the bed as the mattress was in such poor condition. At breakfast, we choose the locally sourced grilled breakfast. The sausage quality was poor, the bacon tasteless and the tomato had been shown to grill, but not cooked. However It was the individual pot of jam on our table that had lost its lid, but had been covered with clingfilm that put me off. These jam pots cant cost much, so if one loses its lid, just throw it in the bin, dont put it out for guests to see, its just an example of poor hygeine. We were also seated in the bar for our breakfast, and the door kept slamming, a point that I noticed had already been complained about on a previous tripadvisor review, but has still not been rectified, the door has a closer on it so simply needs adjusting. On checking out, we were asked if everything had been okay with our stay, I advised that the room needed a new mattress as it was very uncomfortable - no comment from the staff whatsoever, not even an apology. If you dont care - dont ask!

Room Tip: Not room 111 unless they replace the mattress!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed at the Clive for our first wedding anniversary and had a lovely experience there.
Our room was spacious and modern with a rustic feel and also very clean.
The food was excellent with a good variety and especially liked that it was all sourced locally.
The staff were polite, friendly and more than willing to put themselves out to make our stay memorable.
Would defiantly love to go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worcestershire England
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed here as our base for a long weekend in and around Ludlow. A good location, with bright and modern rooms with an element of retained rustic charm. The service was friendly and attentive, with a good breakfast. We ate one night in the restaurant and it was perfectly adequate without being over pretentious. Overall I would recommmend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We went to The Clive for an anniversary meal. The food was very good and the service faultless, however (as in other reviews) the layout meant that if entering by the main doors (as you would) you are left wandering about with no idea where to go. Once seated we soon realised that our table was on the "rabbit run" between the bar and the toilets and we had a constant stream of people walking past, also as the doors at either end were propped open there was a permanent draught. We would go again based on the food but would request a table well away from the doors. One final note - for such a nice looking place the toilets were disgusting with waste bins overflowing and paper all over the floor,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Three of us had dinner at The Clive and found it to be an excellent experience. We'd been before, about a couple of years ago, and found it very pleasant, but the food surpassed itself this time. A good choice of courses and a decent wine list with efficient and friendly service all contributed to a fine evening out. Recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Clive

Property: The Clive
Address: Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ludlow > Bromfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bromfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Clive 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15 En-suite bedrooms situated in period outbuildings tastefully converted to provide contemporary accommodation. Bedrooms are very well equipped and some suitable for families. With an emphasis on fresh local produce the Clive Restaurant is renowned for locally sourced food, two AA Rosettes and entries in the Good Food and Michelin Guide. The Bar offers less formal dining and lighter menu. Located in Bromfield just 2 miles north of Ludlow with ample parking. ... more   less 
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