We were at least ten years too late visiting the George.
We booked a weekend break in a Junior Suite which consisted of 2 nights B&B plus dinner on one night in the Oak Panelled Restaurant for £660.
There is no doubt that this is a fine establishment and the Hotel, gardens, car park and courtyard are maintained to a very high standard.
It’s quite a walk, with steps, from the large free car park to Reception so I suggest you drop passengers and any luggage at the entrance to the courtyard.
We received a warm welcome from all the staff and it was a pleasure to stay in a building so steeped in history. We found the lady who was front of house to be particularly knowledgeable and helpful.
Somebody over the years has been buying up job lots of convex mirrors – they are everywhere.
We were immediately asked what time in the morning we would like tea or coffee served in bed, surprisingly there was no hospitality tray in the Junior Suite but this was quickly rectified when we declined the offer of being served in bed.
I was surprised that we were only offered a Times or Daily Mail newspaper.
Breakfast was very good with food of a high quality –only low fat yogurt though –what are they trying to suggest!
We enjoyed Dinner in the Oak Panelled Restaurant – an unrestricted choice from the full menu. The food was great and the service exemplary. Before ordering coffee and brandy I enquired where I could enjoy a cigar – I was directed to the bottom end of the courtyard, where there was no lighting and cushion less seating. Ironically our Junior Suite overlooked this dismal area. It beggars belief that with so much real estate and the prices charged there is no decent provision for sinners. We walked out to Wetherspoons for a Latte, Brandy and Cigar.
In every nook and corner & by the fires you could visualise travellers, in times gone by, sitting by the various fires with their pipes and tankards.
Hence, we were at least ten years too late visiting the George.
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