We were very disappointed with our stay at the Middleton Head. We felt the room was overpriced for what was offered. The gardens were overgrown with weeds and gave the whole place an uncared for look. We ate in the pub the first night, although we were the only people in the place we were told we would have to move from the table they had sat us at because they had some musicians coming in later, the second night of our stay when we returned from our day out the pub was already closed. The whole place was uncared for and unloved and not suprisingly under used.
Sedbergh and the surounding area has many nice B&B's and pubs - try another one.
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3 October 2011
Baffled by this review. Have no recollection of a disgruntled customer - any constructive criticism would have been appreciated in person and any dispute could have been rectified. The rooms are charged at £65 with £15 pppn for extra persons in the room - not extortionate by any means. In fact stay for three nights and the room becomes only £50 prpn for two with full breakfasts! The garden is planted to encourage our now multitude of wildlife.... most customers love it and do indeed comment positively. Everyone loves the birdlife - no need to visit RSPB when you can sit in your room and watch great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, chaffinch, sparrow, blackbird, thrush and lots more visiting the bird tables. Hedgehog, pheasants, grouse are all frequent visitors to the garden. We have owned The Head at Middleton for the past twelve years and is our home and is most certainly loved and cared for and we are happy to share it with our customers. We have a good restaurant trade, especially at weekends. During the week we are sometimes quiet and often close when restaurant session is complete and everyone has gone. It makes no sense to stay open after our diners have gone - we are not a "drinkers only" pub and get very few just calling in for drinks. This reviewer must have dined elsewhere and then returned after service expecting a drink. Apologies, but if we had been told they were coming back later we would have stayed open. Our midweek lunchtime opening policy is now "by appointment" - you tell us when you are coming and we are more than happy to provide a service. We now operate this service for any time of the day, all it takes is a phonecall or email. I hope this response has clarified the points made by the reviewer.
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