Three Ways House Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Three Ways House Hotel Mickleton
The Pudding Club is great!
This is a lovely little hotel in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds.
It is also home of the Pudding Club - a group of people who regularly meet to discuss and taste puddings! We were lucky enough to be staying at the hotel when the Pudding Club were having a meeting - this meant that in addition to all the puddings on the menu we could also sample any of the puddings that the club were having - for free and unlimited!
The hotel itself is quite small with a nice restaurant and a comfy lounge. Our room was in a modern annexe and was nicely furnished. Some of the other rooms are themed in line with the Pudding Club i.e. The Treacle Sponge room.
We stayed for just one night as an anniversary treat and I have to say I couldn't fault it.
We visited the hotel last weekend as my husband had bought me a weekend voucher which included the pudding club on the friday night and dinner in the restaurant on the Saturday.
Overall we thought the hotel was great - we had a room overlooking the front which was lovely - good size and nice toiletries and flat screen tv. THere were bathrobes but they didn't really feel very fluffy - more a bit scratchy so we gave them a miss!
The Pudding Club meeting was good fun - everyone got into the spirit of it. I'm not normally a 'joiner' but I thoroughly enjoyed it and liked chatting to the people on our table.
Dinner in the restaurant was very nice too - a set menu with a choice of about 8 dishes per course so it seemed to have something for everyone. The food was lovely and it was nice to be able to take tea/coffee in the bar afterwards.
Overall, we had a great weekend. The hotel isn't cheap and as I don't usually get to stay in more pricy places i'm not sure if its on a par with other similarly priced hotels but we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend others give it a try (although if we were booking in the Cotswolds again we'd probably give others a try)
Very Expensive for what it is..
Would agree with previous reviews, the hotel is very expensive - most Travelodge's are better - and once you are there you are trapped as trying to get a taxi into Chipping Camden is almost impossible unless you book well in advance.
We stayed in a standard room overlooking the Kitchen / Car Park! Surprisingly the extractor fans were quiet and didn't smell but the room needed improvement, the wallpaper wall was ripped in places, the aged 14" TV was poor and the radio arial was broken, rendering the radio useless.
The receptionist was variable quality - the male one was very helpful and provided an OS map of the area - the female one needed reminded twice that we were looking for a taxi.
(NB On the pudding club - food was very average - but we had great fun meeting everyone else at the event)
Wonderful Break in the Country
Spent a Friday night here recently and the main priority was to attend the Pudding Club meeting which was to take place in the evening.
We arrived late afternoon on a very hot day. Check in was smooth - the receptionist knew where our details were and what we were booked in for.
The superior room we had booked was spotless, airy and most importantly provided cool, air conditioned respite from the hot Summer's day. It was a small room in the corner but it had a nice garden view and was far more than sufficient for the night. In all honesty, the spa bath and the air con were a true winning combination as well as the Molton Brown toiletries and fluffy bath robes!
I had looked at the themed rooms and except for the Chocolate Suite, felt they were a little bit tacky and it was more the furniture and wallpaper that was warranting the price rather than the facilities.
We spent the afternoon in the garden drinking Pimms and catching up on some relaxing reading which was wonderfully pleasant. Service was unobtrusive but helpful.
The Pudding Club meeting itself was extremely good fun. A good main course - simple but tasty - and 7 puddings! I have to say I gave up after pudding number 4. The puddings themselves were varied and provided great discussion round the table as they were so different and obviously people had their own tastes. Following a vote, our winning pudding was Eton Mess (perfect for the Summer weather) followed closely by a very good syrup sponge with lots of custard.
Needless to say after all that, sleep was sound and helped by the cool room. And we awoke ready for a good English breakfast to kickstart the day. We were not disappointed!
This was not a cheap activity but it was lots of funand I would happily repeat the experience.
We stayed at this hotel last weekend. We booked a superior double and ate in the restaurant.
The room was very nice (although not nice enough to warrant £160 per night) It wasnt much better than a standard hotel room, it was decorated a bit better and had a flat screen tv...but I dont go away to watch TV so that made no difference to me!
The restuarant was very good, I had an excellent meal, although the meal cost over £100 (three courses for two people and a bottle of wine)
Service in the restuarant was a bit poor, had to wait AGES to get plates cleared. Meal took a while to arrive.
Pudding (which we were most looking forward to, being home of The Pudding Club) was a bit average. I had a chocolate sponge and custard and my husband had sticky toffee pudding (his was lovely though)
Breakfast was lovely! Proper sausages! (not the piddly little ones you usually get in hotels)
Beautiful location. In a really pretty village, and Stratford-upon-Avon (nearby) was great for a day out.
Overall, very nice hotel. Very over priced though!
We stayed just one night in a new superior room
The room was well designed, decent comfy Hypnos bed, Bose stereo, jacuzzi bath etc
We stayed for dinner, which was very good
The breakfast too was good
The village the hotel is in is pretty as is nearby Chipping Camden
Would return and recommend
I found the tariff of £150 per night (EXCLUDING meals) for the family "fun" room (Spotted Dick & Custard room) extremely overpriced.
The room itself was quite small and the childrens (bunk) beds were situated in a "cupboard". My daughter actually chose to sleep on the floor at the bottom of our bed!
The fixtures and fittings were very basic and frankly NOT what we were expecting.
We chose to eat in the Brasserie (pub) but found the food to be quite ordinary and again, expensive.
There were only a few menu options left at 8.30 in the evening.
I do have to admit, though, that the sticky toffee pudding was delicious.
We were originally due to stay for 2 nights and had been REALLY looking forward to the break.
However, we decided to move on after one night and find something a little more luxurious for our money!
Following Paddy Burt's favourable review in the Daily Telegraph we booked ourselves in for a weekend plus a Pudding Club meeting. One of our best weekends ever, the room was great and the fireside lounge and also the bar were cosy and welcoming. The manager and staff are all very friendly and helpful and the owners themselves take time to talk to you and ask for your opinions. The food was excellent like its restaurant setting.
The Pudding Club meeting on the Friday is a really enjoyable experience and good to see that traditional English cuisine is still practiced somewhere.
All in all a lovely place to stay in a great location, for walking and visiting the nearby attractions.
Best ever New Year Break
We've just returned from this hotel, having had the most enjoyable New Year's Eve break in over ten years. Because we booked quite late we could only have a Superior room for one night and a very tiny Standard room the second. The standard room was in fact smaller than the superior room's bathroom! If room quality matters to you be sure to request a Superior one - or one of the rooms themed around a traditional British Pudding such as the 'Sticky Toffee and Date' room.
Whatever your room you can be sure of excellent facilities downstairs. There is a comfortable bar with an open log fire, and a large lounge with a wide selection of board games. It would be better if this were a non-smoking area but at least part of the bar is. The restaurant offers very high quality food and managed to serve up a perfect meal even when mass-catering on New Year's Eve. Breakfast is too good to miss so don't lie in too late!
Food Good, Public areas of Hotel Good.The room was tiny and very dissapointing.
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