Menzies Welcombe Hotel & Golf Course
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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.
Definitely stay there again!
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
Great room, good food & service - couldn't fault it!
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!
Room 3 on the ground floor was fab. Large bedroom with the bed all turned down ready for my late arrival. Fluffy towelling robes and high quality toiletries. Large bathroom with a really deep bath and powerful shower. Perfectly clean.
Room service sandwich (at 11pm on the Sunday) and breakfast was spot-on as was dinner in the Trevelyan restaurant. Attentive service from unobtrusive waiters.
Lovely warm cosy surroundings in the lounge.
Hotel seemed to be popular with well-to-do golfing crowd - plenty of posh cars in the car park!
My ONLY complaint would be that room 3 is not a good room to be in if you tend to walk around hotel rooms in the nude. The lack of net curtains in both the bedroom and the bathroom could have been potentially devastating (especially as golfers were using the path that passed by the window!!). You had to have the curtains closed in the bathroom during the day unless you wanted to parade yourself sat on the toilet!!
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.
The hotel staff were friendly and accomodating. The restaurant food was ok and staff perhaps a little undertrained but that may be because it was a very busy weekend.
The hotel is in a good location from Stratford upon Avon centre and close to Warwick Castle which we visited.
The only downsides were that the rooms were quite small and we were given a zipped up twin bed rather than a double. Plus they didn't have a gym / spa that was advertised on the wedbiste I booked on.
Other than that is was an amazing stay and very memorable. I hope to visit again and experience the hotels luxurious surrounding...
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!!
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The plan for today was some preparation for Sue's birthday party here on Sunday afternoon. Sue's son Stuart came and helped put up 2 borrowed gazebos in the garden and set up tables in the conservatory. He was here for morning tea and a relaxing lunch. After Stuart left we two girls, with dog Dove went for a short drive to Boddington Reservoir to walk around it, which took about an hour. This reservoir is ...
... to Belas Knap an ancient monument. If the English use the descriptor 'ancient' you know it's really old. They are pretty liberal with 'antique', 'aged' and terms like 'ye olde' but ancient means that - ancient. Belays Knap is 'just' a mound that was uncovered by a farmer,whilst ploughing his field but it's dated at 5500 BC and contains the remains (as if they would alive!) of at least 5 individuals. It's quite a site and a welcome landmark because it's at the top of a long ...
... metal 'staple' looking bits? I'm going soft, these are easy today.
4. What is the pence value of each of these 6 coins? A bonus point will be given if you can give the pence value for the total coins. (Neil and Sarah and UK residents can only have half a bonus point for a correct answer) answers must be from left hand side to right hand side coins.
See you soon, good quizzing.
... potholed and not what you could consider to be a main highway) and never, ever find a loo!
What really annoyed us is the 'picnic areas' marked on maps. Eventually we realised that most of them have height barriers restricting entry, and they never have any facilities. We had optimistically decided to pull into one for lunch. We drove along until we reached the sign, signalled and turned off the busy road into the slip road. It was only at that point that ...
... are a number of items from the period on display, but I was told that none of the items actually belonged to William (other than the house) as they would probably be nicked... But it was nice to see items contemporary with Shakespeare's time in this setting. A lovely house that has been a place of tourism for hundreds of years. It was put forwards as a historic location only 100 years after Shakespeare's passing, so it has managed ...