very old building in highest standard of presentation. Service immaculate and the reception rooms wonderfully furnished in antique luxury style. No bar but 4 small drawing rooms all serving to order.This makes best use of the grand luxury decoration.
Our bedroom was dark with hanging drapes and velvet wallpaper in a deep red.The large TV hidden behind a magnificent bureau.It had all mod coms you would expect.
Perhaps all this set me to expect a truly spectacular dinner.The Rhubarb Restaurant each side of the main corridor was impressive in decor.
The wine menu was extensive though expensive.After a false start with a "corked" bottle
whisked away instantly & replaced.A red wine was "unavailable" but the next choice excellent.
This brings me to a comment about the food.It was good.Sort of highest standard "school food". I had expected gourmet with special tastes of memorable ideas not a standard chef presentation.I started with a mushroom veloute . Several times eaten out elsewhere. This was thick and heavy mushroom not light and airy.We shared a lamb rack for 2.It was 4 small chops each soft and pale with no crisp fat quite tasty but disappointing. The desserts matched this standard.The hotel is a magnificent experience so I would go back especially if they changed the quality of the menu.More