What a well run hotel! The quality, efficiency and smiling friendliness of the staff, the standard of the food, the bar (wine list and real ale) and the value for money were all exceptional, not to mention the unmatched location. The standard of management is obviously top drawer. I am an observant and frequent visitor to country hotels, rarely giving feedback unless they especially deserved it. This hotel sets an example that others, many far more expensive, should follow, bearing in mind that it attracts a mainly budget conscious clientele. Large scale catering gets no better, the attention to detail is admirable, and the staff, mostly quite young and from various Eastern European nations, gel as a team and want to make you happy with them.