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Reviews - Halfway House Inn

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Halfway House , BRIDGNORTH, WV16 5LS
The Halfway House Inn is a 16th Century Inn situated in beautiful Shropshire countryside just over a mile from Bridgnorth Town Centre. Peter & Cecile Williams have been at The Halfway House since 1997 & have been successful hoteliers & publicans for over 40 years. They are well known for both the quality of their home cooked locally sourced food. There is a humongous breakfast to sustain the heartiest of appetites, a bar menu for lunchtime, a seasonal a la carte & a 3 Course table d'hote dinner menu to choose from. The Inn was somewhat notorious, mainly in relation to after hours drinking offences & the present proprietor is proud to be continuing this tradition,often well into the early hours, although now restricted to residents & their bona fide guests.First licensed in 1620,it was originally known as the Old Red Lion Inn but following a visit by Princess Victoria in 1823 whilst en route between Pitchford Hall near Shrewsbury & Great Witley Court near Worcester she asked where she was. The reply was given "halfway there m'am". Since then date the Inn has been known by its' present name. The oldest part of the building also boasts a wonderful example of an Elizabethan wall mural that has been preserved behind glass for all to see.
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63% recommended this accommodation to a friend 68% would stay again
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Poor
We were only staying for one night and that was enough. Not a very welcoming reception as there was no obvious way in. Given the wrong keys to the room and when we did get the correct keys were shocked by the state of the room. Bathroom was scruffy, un-matching and old furniture in the bedroom, curtains were dull and stained, couldn't walk around one side of the bed as not enough room, pillows smelt damp and musty, sheets were dark green (very odd). Coffee was rock hard in the jar. We did consider changing to another room but that didn't look any better. Breakfast was £8pp extra and was ok but not great. We paid £91 for 1 night. Overpriced and rooms need to be refurbished.

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Jill A

From UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Couple

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Pleasent hotel to bed down for the night
I booked this hotel for a weekend so that I could go to the Insomniac Games Festival in Telford with my family. The hotel was pleasent enough, warm, a rustic feel and the rooms were very clean. Also the town of Bridgenorth is stunningly beautiful. A couple of negatives for our trip though:
- They didn't have my booking when I arrived. Fortunately, I had printed off my Late Rooms reservation and they were still able to accomodate us. We got two rooms on the first night instead of one. The hotelier recommended that if you book on laterooms.com, phone up in advance to make sure they have processed the booking.
- The shower enclosures were actually in the room and the glass isn't frosted. If you don't mind showering in front of your family and they can see everything there is to see, this won't be a problem but if you've got angsty teenagers or anyone that likes privacy you need to logistically organise a shower routine where people go outside or hide in bog.
- The plumbing made some amount of noise. Flush the toilet in the middle of the night and you could awaken the dead.

Reviewed by
R Wilson

From UK
Who stayed in August 2013

Family with teenage children

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Friendly welcome. Average rooms.
Breakfast was expensive and very greasy.

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david s

From UK
Who stayed in June 2013

Couple

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Ok - but not impressive
First the good:
It was one of the few available accommodations in the locale to book via the internet and it was well located for access to other places.
The breakfast was good
The staff were reasonably friendly
Now the bad:
We were placed in a converted outbuilding with paper thin walls. Consequently we were awakened at 5am by a barking dog in the unit next door and then again at 7am by what can only have been the von Trapp family singers in the unit on the other side.
The accommodation was exceptionally basic
You had to pay an extra £8 per person for breakfast, which meant the cost for very basic accommodation became £94 per night for me, my wife and our six year-old daughter. This really affected my perspective of the value for money

Reviewed by
P Disbury

From Liverpool, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

Family with young children

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