Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler from East Sussex
Posted Jun 4, 2018
I booked this hotel on Friday for a stay on Saturday night through Expedia, the booking process went seamlessly as always however on arrival at the hotel we were greeted with a boarded up and fully closed hotel. Needless to say that after a four hour drive we were less than happy about this. On asking a local it would appear that this hotel has been closed for over 6 months. How on earth Expedia would even show this as an option, let alone allow me to book a room is beyond me. As a result please avoid this Hotel like the plague.
by A verified traveler
Not worth the moneyPosted Oct 17, 2014 on Hotels
The bathroom stunk of urine which permiated into the bedroom, beds are old and need replacing, rooms at Premier Inn at £29 per night are far far superior to this hotel beds at £115 per night
by DC from north yorks
great location, great service, scruffy roomPosted Jun 1, 2014 on Hotels
stay was a present for one night ,so booked another night to make a short break . Hotel looked fantastic on web site and when we arrived in carpark. However room was in need of redecoration ,carpet needed replacing , bed was very small for a double, bathroom had mould around the bath and shower was very weak. had evening meals and breakfast and these were fine ,service was good but the hotel needs some money spent to bring it up to modern standards. location was good for visiting local attractions
by Peter from Bowral, AU
Best days behind it.Posted May 30, 2014 on Hotels
Unfortunately the initial good impression from the car park is spoiled on entering the front door. What should have been an attractive "olde worlde" interior is tatty, worn and in serious need of refurbishment. The situation is not improved on entering the bedroom/bathroom. Worn and stained carpet, tatty un-appealing furniture and a general air of decay. The opportunity to provide characterful, attractive and upmarket "country house" accommodation has been lost for the want of funds being invested in a decent makeover with style and quality being the focus. The "brasserie" come breakfast room is totally un-appealing and the breakfast itself fairly basis and lacking quality. Not a hotel we would return to or recommend unless it is brought up to scratch.
by Beth from Preston
Not what I would expect from a 4*hotelPosted Mar 8, 2014 on Hotels
We stayed at the wild boar on a Sunday evening after attending a friends wedding at a local venue. We booked the wild boar as we have stayed there previously in 2012. We arrived at the hotel late, we were shown to our room and told we could have the continental breakfast on room service the next morning, but not a full English. The room was freezing cold and in need of renovation. It felt like a 2* hotel at best, with stained carpets and grubby paintwork. The room just felt very dated. In the morning we did not get the continental breakfast on room service. We did go up to the restaurant and the staff were attentive and we helped ourselves to a buffet breakfast. I do not understand how this hotel can be classed as a 4* hotel- just one star off the best.
by A verified traveler
excellent hotelPosted Feb 27, 2014 on Hotels
Very Welcoming staff very friendly and helpful food and service was good. Rooms comfortable and very clean overall a very nice hotel .
by G from Shropshire
2night stayPosted Feb 23, 2014 on Hotels
Used this hotel as a base for a relaxed break and visit to Chester (12 miles away). Hotel looks lovely, and is surrounded by rolling fields, a great setting. Check in was straight forward. Room was in a modern style (in newer part of building) and pretty basic, although clean an very comfortable bed. Bar & lounge area (older part if building) was very nice, with original features (pop up to the penthouse... Lovely wood carvings,etc) Evening meal was great, good quality, and service was excellent from the evening team. Breakfast was a different story, with less engaged staff, and the kitchen really struggled to keep the hot buffet filled, and a much lower quality of food on offer.
by Mel Wales from Wales
Good ServicePosted Feb 17, 2014 on Hotels
Stayed for 2 nights whilst on business. The hotel staff was very friendly and the service good. The rooms were warm and clean and the bed was comfy. The decor was a little tired but this did not detract from my stay. The food and service in the restaurant was excellent. I would stay again if I am in the area
by Murphy from Shropshire
nice character hotel, good locationPosted Dec 31, 2013 on Hotels
Very friendly and helpful staff, comfortable, good sized rooms with wifi and freeview tv. Good hot breakfast. Good location for Chester/Cheshire. Quiet hotel.
by Shell from Cambridgeshire
Last minute stayPosted Nov 9, 2013 on Hotels
What a lovely hotel it's just outside Chester which is why we did not use it before but we will use it again could not fault anything although at our evening meal another guest hopped on the organ behind us so we could not talk through our meal but overall glad as regular visitors to Chester for family to have visited