Colwall Park - Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
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Glorious weather (to hot for some) all the tourist attractions were packed with visitors. The inn I stayed at last night were hopeless 08.30 breakfast meant that's when the chef got up, didn't get going till 10. 21 miles and 5000ft of ascent , I'm well and truly cream crackered, be glad of an easy 15 ...
... to say hello and was pointed in the direction of the walk leader, who shall remain nameless.
I put on my best "I'm new" smile and jovially introduced myself. He looked at me as though I was something nasty he'd just trodden in, and without even voicing a greeting he said dogs were not allowed on LDWA walks. "Oh," I said, "I'm new, I didn't know." Actually, when I looked up the rules later, the LWDA encourages dog walkers, but say it is at the discretion of the walk ...
... t nearly as many pecans and the gooey part wasn't nearly as gooey. The cream tea was to be expected, delicious, and it has become my fall back at all of our afternoon teas.
After a couple of hours in town, we headed back home for the night. Stratford on Avon was a nice English town and would be a great place to stay if you wanted the English town feel that was still close enough to London to see the big city as well. Overall, not bad but not too terribly exciting.
Good nights sleep on nice soft bed. Got to chipping Camden at 09.30 very"hazy" and overcast, weather got better as day progressed and the afternoon was glorious. No cows but plenty of horses, came across two leaning on a gate waiting for me to open it, didn't fancy being trampled so it was over the gate for me. Loads of lambs that look like there at least a week old. 18 miles, 2500 ft of ...
... again, which was still flooded, and continued on up into the clouds. The wind had died down compared to the previous week, but the view was much less impressive. We stuck to the main path, as the group had once managed to lose their way in fog (I hasten to add, I wasn't there when this happened, nor was I there when they got lost in the brambles. I miss all the fun.)
Anyway, we made it to the top, and took some obscured photos of the foggy ...
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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.