Colwall Park - Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
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Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... as lovely and friendly as Fiona. It was fairly chaotic in the house with all the family plus two dogs and two very large rabbits. After lunch Malcolm took Linda, Derek and I into Hereford and we toured the cathedral which is similar in style to Worcester although there seem to be a lot more older parts with tombs dating back to the 12th century. The highlight was seeing the Mappa Mundi, a map of the world as it was the ...
... a drive-through was all that was possible. Morton-in-Marsh was a bigger and busier town, and on a Saturday afternoon, not our cup of tea, so we did a quick loo-see and went on.
We had a good day, did some shopping, got many great pictures, and put on more miles than we probably should have. We are back in "Campden" now, it is 6pm, and we are staying in to eat salad and snacks for supper. The evening ...
... of different salads. A short game of bridge followed with Derek and I getting all the cards and then it was time for bed. We have the whole of the garage flat to ourselves which is nice. It is about to be converted to a proper home and likely that the girls will move in when it is completed so lucky we arrived before the building work ...
... comes... I much prefer plans with rough edges anyway!
People have asked me, why Istanbul? This has stumped me; I'm not overly sure. I have vague ideas why: its an interesting city, it means cycling the width of Europe and it will certainly test us physically and mentally to get there. In the end, I respond with - why not?
Enough of my rambling, Over and out!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colwall Park - Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Malvern
We booked the best room they had (no.1) at about £180 including dinner. The room itself was nice enough, as long as you did not look out of the window, which looked directly onto what can only be described as an old people's home plus some building works. The house itself is set on a main road (although reasonably quiet), at a junction. The aerial photo the website shows belies the true location of the hotel, which is nothing special, as it does not have its own grounds.
Superb food, wonderful walks
A perfect place for a short break just past the Cotswolds. Super, super food. Great wines including a nice selection of half bottles.Highly recommed to book the Dinner bed and breakfast package. Had a superior twin room which was spacious, warm with an excellent bathroom. International staff were good, but lacked local knowledge, but were helpful to give literature. Walking the hills and lovely local shopping in Ledbury. Will certainly return.
Londoners should take the A44 going home and take a half way break at the wonderful town of Woodstock.
Stayed for 2 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Booked a deluxe room and we got the biggest room I've ever stayed in with the biggest bed!
Great hotel, fabulous food.
Stayed there twice during June 2005. The single rooms are very small; worth upgrading to a double although the shower in the single was better. Lovely grounds, very helpful and friendly staff.
Very atmospheric building right in the heart of Colwall, which is very quiet and picturesque. The noisiest thing there is the dawn chorus!
I did not dine in the restaurant, which I heard was fabulous, but the "bar meals" were outstanding - the same standard as the restuarant. Not cheap but every penny. Nice atmosphere in the evenings.
Great location for exploring the Malvern Hills too, nestled just below them. Free wireless internet access.
Highly recommended. I will be staying there again.
Wonderful rural break
A great hotel to escape from London for the weekend and enjoy the Malvern countryside. The walks and scenery around the area are superb. The hotel is pleasantly situated in the village of Colwall, with comfortable spacious rooms, and some of the best food I have eaten outside of London. The owners are a friendly welcoming couple who will ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.
We stayed for a 3 night gourmet break, totally brilliant! Friendly & efficient staff, wonderful welcome. Food was wonderful, but do ask about the chef's night off, as that evening was not the same standard. Hoping to return soon.
We spent one night here last weekend, and wished we could have stayed much longer. Check-in was very civilised and the nice lady receptionist showed us up to our room. This was quite superb, beautifully furnished and finished.Dinner was an amazing experience; friendly and very attentive service combined with one of the best meals we have ever had.
The Colwall Park chef is seriously talented. Breakfast was equally impressive and we enjoyed chatting with the manageress (we think) who had looked after us so well at dinner the night before; also worthy of praise are the friendly Spanish waitress and barman. The owners and staff of Colwall Park deserve great praise for their hospitality and attention to detail. Full marks from us and thanks for a great stay!Mark & Sian
Fantastic food and fabulous friendly service.A must stay hotel in a great part of rural England yet close to the Welsh borders.
Great location in the centre of a peaceful village with footpaths direct from the hotel gardens to the Malvern Hills. Superb gourmet food, exceptionally freindly and efficient staff and a lively bar full of character locals.