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The Welcome It would have been helpful if the e-mail confirming my booking had specific directions as to how to find the hotel - the point to leave the A34 - then the detailed directions
One of the staff kept saying 'no problem' when more appropriate responses would be 'very good' or 'you're welcome'
breakfast, bathroom, flat screen tv annex room vey small, road noise
Friendliness of the staff and their ability to adapt to changing arrival time due to delays on motorway. They could not do enough. The room was comfortable and very quite despite being near a major road. Poor breakfast choice and had to pay extra for cooked english breakfast. Then the scrambled eggs where grey and luke warm...not nice!! This detracted from an otherwise very enjoyable stay.
I was really very pleasantly surprised to find my room so comfortable and welcoming, and the restaurant menu so inviting. I'd certainly come again. Its location isn't perfect for north of Newbury meetings but ok if you factor in the distance.
Teh ambience of the rooms was nice, the meals were fantastic though a little pricy.
Food was excellent, staff all very nice, the bed was clean & comfortable, but the bathroom was rather cramped, I dont know how very large people, would manage, Our stay fitted the bill for us, the only complaint was the bathroom,
The quality of the room Didnt appear on the satnav and apparently it is a common problem according to the staff
Comfortable bed The room was very small and you had to squeeze round the edge of the bed to get to the other side. No chairs to put your clothes on at all, hence on the floor overnight and stained towels and bathmat. Overall clean though.
Little touches of design like pillows small baskets drink set up.Intenet link Good breakfast
Clean comfortable rooms with nice bedlinen. Good food. No mobile phone signal within the pub or rooms and the wi-fi coverage is ver poor.
The rooms, bathroom general ambiance we were too late for breakfast
Friendly staff, quality of room, good parking, wonderful old building, good location
Its was a comfortable bed and the room was pleasant enough. The hotel was quiet at night with no disturbances. Insufficient bed linen. Tea and coffee making facilities has not been renewed.
Comfortable, clean, good service and local for the function we attended. N/A
comfortable beds, nice and quiet, well apponted. Staff not quite on the ball, breafast back-up tables swept away as we ate.(loss of second coffe!) very noisy background music (evening)/radio (morning). Shower pressure very low, it was at the top of the buuilding though.
we enjoyed exploring the area, and old haunts, has mr wilkinson lived just up the road in his teens we did not like the fact that we did not have an opening window in our bedroom
Rooms are a bit noisy, close to the road. They forgot to wake me up (service offered in writing)
Friendly staff Room maintenance could be better - a couple of light bulbs had failed in what was already quite a dark room
Our stay in the Bull Inn was short but memorable. It was a beautiful day so the yard was very busy but fun! Unfortunately we didn't eat in the restaurant so I can't comment on that, although going by the breakfast the food was very fresh and had a good choice! The rooms are nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable! Could have done with a fan in the bedroom! Bathrooms could do with a bit of a facelift!
Great rooms in old pub and food is good, with an excellent breakfast wifi did not work
Food, location and general service. Not exactly bad .... but accommodation could be cheaper - it is after all a pub, notwithstanding its history.
Welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Accommodating and helpful staff. Great accommodation for visiting the Sonning Mill Theatre.Super breakfast ! Not suitable for anyone very disabled
Staff were friendly and responsive bathroom was nicely done nice atmosphere in the pub / restaurant good freshly cooked breakfast Not much space for guests in the pub car park (lot of it was being used for outdoor seating for the pub). We did find space in the road but we could have been unlucky if arriving later. Despite booking for two people the room was only prepared for one (towels etc) but staff were responsive in sorting. Room size was fine for one night for two people but was on the small size for more than this if staying as two people (virtually no luggage space and we were en route from a holiday so it was a bit cosy)
the location is perfect for exploring the local area , we like the idea of using the bull as a centre for further exploration , and will use it again in the future
The food was excellent.We had an evening meal on our first night which was very good. The full English breakfast was exceptional and so much we couldn't finish it.The staff were all really pleasant. The bedroom was adequate but the bathroom was really small. There was only space for a shower cubicle, a tiny sink and toilet. There wasn't even space to have a good towel dry in there, you had to step into the bedroom to do that!The other problem was the lighting in the room. It was really dim, very difficult when trying to dry your hair or do your make up, however the bed was really comfortable.
food, beer, quality of room n/a
The best breakfast I've had in a hotel this year None
Rooms 1 and 2 are situated on the first floor directly over the the main to louge bars....the noise is intolerable if you wish to have an early night,peace and quiet or dont like the tv turned up loud to drown out the noise.Please make customers aware of this when booking at this Pub/Hotel....Both these rooms are classified by the Hotel as Executive rooms....Even taking into account the age and history of the Hotel...this is a joke.Standard Doulble room...absolutely nothing 'Executive' about these rooms.And finally...the parking is a nightmare...the Hotel is situated down a cul de sac lane...its first come,first served with just 8 parking spaces in the car park....if you are planning on going out somewhere at night...you cannot return and find a parking space before the bar closes at 11.30....be warned...after 11.30 you,ll find a space...If you,re arriving after 1800 to check in...you,ll not find a parking space for onloading either...its a nightmare.
Friendly staff,comfortable room,good choice of beers and great breakfast.
Breakfast was a bit meagre
Quiet location, comfortable rooms, great food! No fan in the room - it was very hot outside & the room could have benefited from an electric fan.
Fantastic food, host was very attentive nothing to much trouble None
Attentiveness of the manager. Grouting in bathroom showed some mould and shower was erratic.
Small and friendly with very high standards, good food, clean rooms, situated in a pretty rural area. The only problem seems to be finding the Crown & Garter, although satnav probably solves this one.
Very friendly and homely hotel with good food and bags of character in an appealing location. Approach to rear car park was in poor repair.
We found the room to be very clean and the staff to be cheerful and helpful. Overall a friendly atmosphere.
None Dirty, Nothing worked, could not have a shower, because wall fixing broken. Carpet in bathroom (Who has carpet in bathroom)? Worn and smelly. Cobwebs hanging from light fittings.
Good value;good food;friendly staff;comfortable rooms.
Staff friendly and helpful All areas such as stairwell,corridor,car park etc were scruffy and unkempt.The room whilst adequate was in need of a complete makeover.
Pleasant stay First floor mid corridor needs airing due to cooking smells from kitchen below. Better light blocking curtains/blinds over window (Rm 6) needed. Passing cars light the room up!
Friendly Staff, Good Selection of food No shower in the room and a lack of hot water for the bath, so on 4 out of 7 mornings I had to have a cold bath, bed was slightly uncomfortable, poor tv reception
Food was excellent, staff were friendly and efficient Rooms were adequate but no hiardryer, bin or glasses in bathroom. Carpet on the stairs was worn in places.
Good evening meals
Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Comfortable and quiet room. None