Old Mill Hotel
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So we left Cornwall and followed a huge, yellow gibbous moon. Saw the sun rise over Stonehenge. The mist pooled and we wondered - briefly - why were leaving beautiful south-west England.
At Fleet services at 5am, we had a great surpirise as Dawn's dad ( Umpa) was there ...
... gin was cheaper to drink; men and women lost their hair (including eyebrows) due to wearing make-up that was lead-based, so they fashioned mouse skin into eyebrow shapes (and wore wigs) - water in the spas/springs contains 43 minerals and has to be cooled to 33 degrees from 49 degrees (it was hot to touch) - Bath fairly busy traffic-wise as there is no bypass, so all traffic must come through - Jane ...
... usually) every now and then, that the lorry drivers seem to frequent Oxford (Oxfordshire): * first impressions....more imposing buildings and houses than "the other place" and wider streets * saw local buses going to Abingdon (suburb of Oxford) Left Oxford (A4144); travelling through The Midlands; A420, M4 Entered The Cotswolds Some of the villages - Tiddlywinks, ...
Charles: well I wondered when it would happen? Eleven days in and my legs have had enough. Yesterday afternoon was getting increasingly hard to peddle through, my quads spent most of the time complaining, a sort of reminder that they have never done this before, so could I slow down, or better still have a rest day. But I was not prepared for this mornings pain...I had only started the first of Graham's hills when the ...
... times, and frequented by Jane Austen it was well worth a visit, even if just to see the building and imagine the lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthy at that time. Phil and Ron went to the Abbey and then to a pub that served 7 different types of pie (food is never far from their thoughts). We did try places recommended by our hosts, and found them all good. As the day ended up being sunny and warm we walked along the river and explored more of the town's beautiful streets and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Old Mill Hotel Batheaston
We booked in to stay at this Hotel for two nights from the 3rd
We've just returned from a one night stay with DB & B in this small hotel by the River Avon. The location is superb and the three-course dinner was excellent. The staff were natural, friendly and efficient. The views of the river, the toll bridge, the weir and the countryside are very pleasing and the working waterwheel is a novelty. We took a boat ride into town and then boarded an open-top bus for sightseeing and could hop on and off to various places such as Jane Austen's house and No.1 Royal Crescent. We went to the bus station (signposted) and took the No.13 back and left the bus at the "Wagon & Horses" which is at the top of the lane which leads down to the hotel. I can highly recommend it for position, food and comfort. It is also great value for money.
Nothing that a good cleaning couldn't help with....
I have to say we were not very impressed with the Old Mill. Most of the staff were delightful, however the gentleman we needed to speak to regarding weddings was a little too stressed and unaccommodating for our liking...when you read on you might see why he was stressed....
Water leaks in the ceiling, dirty windows, rundown grounds, together with very weak showers, windows that wouldn't close, deserts that were hot in the middle and cold on the outside were just a few of the things that put us off. Unfortunately due to the uneven stairs which resulted in me badly twisting my ankle was the reason that we checked out of the hotel early.,... beware of that bottom stair. Also don't book the lodge if you want a room larger than a postage stamp.
We had two pleasant nights here in the first week of August. The location is delightful, almost rural, but still within easy reach of Bath and its attractions. The staff were friendly and helpful, and I would particularly single out the young woman on reception and the chap in the restaurant.
Good weather good views great hotel
We booked a short weekend last minute and The Old Mill had a cancellation.
What a weekend
Really hot days a great Garden to sit in and enjoy.
The waterwheel is very tranquil.It was so hot the river started to dry up-but that didnt spoil the views and the relaxing feeling of calm we enjoyed.
They did Have a large wedding on the Saturday night but we were made aware of it prior to booking.It didnt spoil our day in fact we enjoyed seeing the hotel in all its glorry with ballons confetie flowers all looking its best for the Bridge and groom.
Its a great location
and one of a very few hotels that have staff that care about there job and the customers.
The hotel was easy to find and when we first arrived, parking wasn't a problem. Check-in was smooth and the staff friendly.
Relaxing and pleasant
We stayed at the Old Mill for 2 days as a qucik break beofre Xmas.
It is ideally located 2 miles from the City.
The food is excellent with Inventive Daily specials ,The Restaurant Staff make the Restaurant feel personal and welcoming to all of its guests.
WE really enjoyed our stay and will be back again in a years time.
WEll done to all the hardworking staff who make this Hotel a Friendly welcoming Hotel in Bath.
Mr And Mrs Jenkins
Food For Thought
We Booked a 3 day break at the Old Mill In September after seeing their Advert in The Times ,All I can say is what a Deal 3 nights for £99 and only 2 miles outside Bath.
The food and service was excellent at all times of the Day,The Staff are excellent helping you in every way they can and always made us feel welcome.
The Old Mill is excellent as a base to travel to the city centre or just to sit in their Garden and watch the Ducks and life carry on bye!
We will certainly be back.
Mr And Mrs Fernandeze (london)
The food was excellent and the staff very friendly.
The setting is tranquill and my wife spotted her first Kingfisher while we sat eating breakfast.
A very good base to visit Bath and surrounding areas.Take the boats from below the Weir into Bath -Poulteney Bridge.
There was a wedding being held in the function rooms during our stay,which seemed to go off very well. With no disturbance to fellow guests.
As we booked late there were only Lodge rooms available-not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia. Perhaps a window cleaner should call more frequently to the dining rooms and bar facing the river.