눉Upon making a reservation for dinner, I was advised (by phone) that the restaurant was closed due to a function in the dining room, but that I could have dinner in the bar. I was told that the dinner menu was still being served, as I had said I didn't want a bar meal. It was on this basis that I made the reservation. However, when we arrived for dinner at 7.30 pm we were presented with the lunchtime menu - pasta, burger and chips etc. When I explained that I had been advised that the dinner menu would be available, I was shocked to be told by the male member of staff "I don't think that you would have been told that". Outrageous! If I had been told it was only bar food, I would have booked elsewhere and added to that I am not in the habit of telling lies, as was the inference of this member of staff. The reception staff tried hard to get us a table at various local restaurants but as it was now 8 pm on a Saturday night, we were not having much luck. We eventually got a table at the Blue Lion in East Witton and that was lovely. However, the £38 return taxi fare caught us by surprise.
We will book again when the restaurant is open but be warned, if there is function on, you will need to book dinner elsewhere unless you are happy with the burger and chips type food on offer.
눇The hotel is beautiful and there is wonderful attention to detail in the small things like flower arrangements made up of flowers and greenery from the grounds.
Very comfortable beds and lots of space in the room and bathroom.
The grounds are beautiful. A deer park that seems to go on forever and acres of beautiful woodland and lakes. Truly lovely setting.