We were a party of six staying for one night plus two rounds of golf.
Initially we were all put in the annex accommodation. Here the rooms were very small. You might say ‘how much room do you need for one night’? But the twin beds were very close together, and had the weather been wet, there would have been very little room for two people to dry their clothing. Because the toilet flush mechanism was broken, the reception staff moved two of us to a room in the main building, (why hadn’t the cleaner reported this fault?). This room was of a size I would have expected and quite comfortable. However the floorboards were very creeky and after ninety minutes in bed someone came into the room above and then spent over an hour walking about which kept me awake until 1:30am (Not Premier Inn standard). The tap for the hand basin was loose on its mount. Considering the whole hotel was fully refurbish not long ago, (and at first impressions looks very smart) I am surprised at how quickly it has deteriorated.
One of us had burger and chips from the Bar Menu, very nice. Another had steak from the À la carte Menu, very nice. The rest of us went for the fixed menu of £20 for two courses this was ok but the roast beef was tough, the roast pork was dried out and the potatoes tasteless. At breakfast, the staff were not very attentive, I had to ask for tea and coffee. The buffet selection was on the poor side, there were no boiled or scrambled eggs only fried, the tomatoes were shrivelled up and the fried bread looked like bread rolls from the night before which had been sliced and fried.
In the Golf Centre the drinks are VERY expensive. A pint of bitter £4.90 and non-alcoholic Beck Blue £7 for a pint (2 bottles). Extortionate!
In the hotel bar the prices were still high but more what you would expect in a hotel.
The Pro-shop was adequate and seamed to have everything that you may have forgotten and left at home. The staff were friendly.
The courses were very good especially considering the hammering they must take from visitors. Quite a few of the fairways could have done with a mow as they were a bit slow. The greens were very good, the speed and angles made you think hard about every putt.
We all said we would love to play there again. However most of us said the hotel side would put us off staying there.