Menzies Welcombe Hotel & Golf Course
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... on the water sprayed all over the floor and the shower head started to leak. I grabbed the shower head and it came off into my hand. The water sprayed upwards towards the ceiling and I was madly trying to turn the tap off! I finally managed to get the shower head sort of stuck back into the hose and had a mildly irritating shower. I set the alarm for 5:30am as I need to be in the lodge shuttle by 6am to get to the terminal to catch the tube into London...
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 ...
... for the Merlin tour and the dungeon tour. We had some time so we wandered down to the mill and down to the trebuchet that was waiting to b e shot during the day. A wander through the castle (photography IS allowed) for about a half an hour found us ready to join the group at the Merlin Tour. It was OK, only going for about 15 minutes but had a dragon that spoke to people from behind a mirror.
Our next trek was to ...
... 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 ...
... After leaving Stratford we passed through and or stopped to walk Chipping, woodstock Stow on the Wold and other very nice towns , quite different to other places we had seen
We got home at about 5pm and by 7pm we had driven to another village pub for a very nice meal.
Our stay with the Peacoks ended the next day when they made sure we were on the right road to
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Historical Traveler Reviews Menzies Welcombe Hotel & Golf Course Stratford-upon-Avon
Second stay and just as good
Another two night stay for business - I got the four poster bed this time! very comfortable hotel with attentive service. Breakfast is excellent (even as room service).
One thing to AVOID is the lunch they serve in meeting rooms. It is the worst value party food I have ever eaten. There were 6 of us in a meeting and they charged £17.95 a head for what amounted to a few pizza slices and a plate of deep fried breaded nibbles. Dreadful, but this is not indicative of the restaurant food which is excellent.
If you want to avoid the overpriced hotel restaurant then get a taxi (10 minutes) to Baraset Barn in Tiddington. Excellent gastropub in wonderful relaxed surroundings.
Stayed there for two nights in March 2005 for the bank holiday weekend. We arrived in the afternoon and checked into a room in the main building. The size of the room was average, but the bathroom was big with new and modern fittings. The grounds were beautifully kept, and we wandered around the hills in the afternoon. Stratford-upon-Avon was only a 20 minute walk away along the roadside. We booked the dinner, bed and breakfast package online, and it was such an excellent offer. The dinner had 5 courses and the portions were way too big for me (I'm a 5"3 size 6/8 girl). Even then, it took a lot of willpower not to try and eat all the food I was given because everything was so delicious. Breakfast was fantastic. We got a table by the window that overlooked their garden. The a la carte breakfast (included in the package) was sumptuous, and they definitely do the best scrambled eggs I've come across. Smoked haddock might appear as an odd thing to have for breakfast, but I was glad I had it. For dinner I was even slightly disappointed that they had changed the menu because I couldn't decide on what to have the previous night and thought I'd be able to have it on the second. Again, the service, the wine, and the food were faultless. I'd definitely go back again, and would recommend their DBB package.
I stayed at this hotel as part of package which included 2 rounds of golf, not only did this package respresent excellent value, but I found the hotel to be of a high standard.
The rooms where clean and of an good to average size, the staff helpful and accomodating. The menu was varied and the food well presented, and would have no hesitation in returning to this hotel
Checked in at 10.45pm on a sunday evening in preparation for a 2 day meeting being held at the hotel. Receptionist was welcoming - didn't even have to tell her my name as I was the last to check in & she greeted me by name!
My Perfect Wedding Day
Absolutely wonderful service, excellent food and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Unfortunately the hotel seems to be marketed to business users so the weekend is vitally deserted but as a local we knew this was the most attractive view in the whole of Stratford, it would be a shame to miss it.
We stayed here during the valentines weekend and found it amazing. When you first view the hotel going up the driveway it is breathtaking and makes you feel part of the jetset! The grounds were beautiful and they had a wonderful log fire that you could curl up sitting by.
A Terrible Shame
For such a beautiful hotel in such beautiful grounds I have never come across such unaccomodating staff. For a 4 star hotel we certainly wern't made to feel as if we were the customer.The hotel was nearly empty and I can see why.
Superb country house with wonderfully kept grounds!
The Welcombe Hotel is a nice country house with wonderfully kept grounds. Reception staff and the concierge were extremely friendly and helpful. You will definitely need a car to tour the area or even visit the Stratford-upon-Avon town centre as the hotel is >3km (2 miles) away. The hotel restaurant also provided excellent meals with generous portions and room service was quick and comparatively cheap. Only letdowns were the absence of a gym and VERY inexperienced and undertrained restaurant and bar staff.
I loved this hotel - beautiful grounds, excellent, excellent service....
Beautiful hotel, beautiful grounds. Rooms are on the small size w/o air conditioning but windows are big and breeze was blowing through. Staff was very helpful definitely worth a stay!!