country pub hotel
Posted Jul 3, 2016
It's a small country pub hotel in a lovely farming village near Totnes, with three bedrooms upstairs. Check-in took a long time because the receptionist doubled up as a busy bartender. Popular with the locals, which can make for a less than peaceful evening environment. (We had dinner elsewhere.) Customers smoking outside the bar just below our room meant we couldn't leave the window open. The outside door to the staircase leading to the guest rooms slammed noisily every time guests or staff entered. The bed was comfortable and relaxing but the overall decor seemed tired and the bathroom fixtures reminiscent of the 1980s (electric Mira shower, etc). No hand soap was provided.
We had booked a double room on Expedia, but somehow this seemed in the end to register only one occupant. When I noticed this a few days in advance I telephoned the hotel to alert them to the double occupancy, which they said was fine. Upon arrival I was told we had to pay an extra £20 to accommodate the second guest. Breakfast included, but limited to "full English" plus toast and a small choice of cereals - again, rather 1980s and a little lacking in imagination.