This was the third or fourth time we'd stayed here. The service has always been alright and the food reasonable. This time we were given the Dovecot room across the car park which is large and well-appointed with a good bathroom and a capacious sitting area. Top marks for everything except the shower briefly running cold on the morning we left with snow on the ground!
In the restaurant, we received attentive service and, when we ordered a bottle of wine that was out of stock, the alternative offered was cheaper. The meal was good, although one or two of the dishes were not quite as hot as we'd have liked, indicating that maybe the kitchen was under a bit of pressure. The following day breakfast was first class. It is, admittedly, at the top end of the price range for what it is but I'd go again on the basis of this last visit.
Absolutely appalling service and food was rather dreadful. Atmosphere was tense and staff hostile.
We visited in the belief the young Welsh chef of the year worked there, to find out he had left months ago due to abysmal treatment.
This does not surprise me!
I wouldn't recommend this place to my enemy let alone for an evening of fine dining
I was unimpressed with the service. Our waitress was rude and took forever to bring our drinks. My food was ok, however, the steak my friend ordered was horribly over-cooked and resembled an old boot. I felt that the menu lacked variety and there was only one vegetarian option available.
It was also a bit on the steep side, given the quality of the service and the food. I would not recommend.
i have had a meal recently at the Great House and was very impressed, the choice on the menu was very good and the service quick, i was very relaxed in this wonderful old building, i can not find any thing to complain about to be honest.
well done keep it up
i just had a wonderful weekend with my husband at The Great House in the lovely Welsh countryside.
We arrived on friday, and were visiting friends who lived near by for dinner, so had a delightful little afternoon tea which we enjoyed out in the garden (yes, it was sunny for the whole weekend!).
The room was lovely and bright and more importantly very clean and well decorated. I would say a great deal of effort has been spent on little extra touches in the room, and this was evident throughout the hotel. You just know that if they look after the hotel this well, they will look after you well too and this was very much the case! The proprietors were away so we didn't get to meet them but Mohammed and James looked after us all weekend and made us feel like we were at home!
On Saturday evening we dined in the restaurant. I had scallops for starter and rack of Welsh lamb for main course, which was melt in the mouth and absolutely delicious. The dessert was perfect - I had chocolate brownie tart with honeycomb ice-cream (all homemade!).
All in all, this was the best weekend away we have had together and we will undoubtedly be returning for another little break away very soon!
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