Broken plug prevented use of bath.
Black mould in shower, peeling and marked paint near shower.
Although marketing as dog-friendly, we felt the £30 surcharge was sharply overpriced (and unexpected, as this is not openly stated on booking.com). This opinion is based on the fact that a majority of similar hotels that we use, typical levy a £10 surcharge.
We chose to dine at restaurant, ordered meal from a la carte menu (as not wanting an overly elaborate 'taster' menu), but turns out food still came in small taster-sized portions, which was disappointing given the price. To restaurants credit, the food was well presented and was tasty. Staff friendly and made an effort.
Booked table for 8:30 ... dragged out until 11:00. If you are seeking a 'dining experience' then you will most likely enjoy it, if you are looking for a satisfyingly filling meal, after a days walking, with desert arriving before you are nodding off at the table, this may not be for you...
Repeatedly asked whether we wanted wine, having already said we would have a glass later in the meal. Overly pushing heavily-marked-up drink sales which is irritating :-/
Location, parking, presentation. Attractive grounds and building, with good parking. Good provision of wifi internet access. Although we have a number of relatively minor negative comments, there is generally a lot to like about this hotel. We would recommend this hotel, although we probably wouldn't use it again as it is relatively overpriced for what it is.