Reviews - The Wild Duck Inn


Drakes Island Ewen, Cirencester, GL7 6BY

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59% would recommend it to a friend


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  • chris m

  • December 2014

Overnight stay

Staff were very welcoming.

The location is great, very rurual and quiet. Pub and restaurant looked charming although we didn't have time to sample it. We were given room 11 which is small, very tired and not very clean.

  • P Beard

  • November 2014

Our opinion in words

4 poster bed was not hand carved - More like Ikea TV not wall mounted as specified and positioned so you could not see it without the post of the bed being in the way.

Radiators set on a timer but not on until 7:30pm. This was no good and we asked for it to be changed to suit which was done

No hot water for a pre-evening bath

Food prices quite high on menu

Continental breakfast was good

  • Ian S

  • September 2014

Nice Change from a chain hotel

Nice old world Inn - heavily committed to food trade but a good room friendly staff and decent beer - well worth considering for business or pleasure

  • S Boyle

  • September 2014

Great value

Arrived very late and not in time to sample the food menus which looked really good.

Beautiful bar area and outside seating. Excellent choice of beer and wine. Staff were fantastic. Attentive, helpful and polite. Room was very big and very nice. Free wifi, no desk to work at as such although there was a dressing table. Nice bathroom (no shower but not a huge issue). Walk in wardrobe with spare fold down beds and mattresses. Breakfast extra at £7.50 and excellent in keeping with the rest of the experience. Wonderful and enchanting place, excellent bar, big rooms, tremendous value for money and I will definately stay again.

  • Brian S

  • September 2014

What can you expect for £100 for two nights ?

I was disappointed in the accommodation, as I felt it was of poor quality for the price charged.

I asked for the heating to be turned on, and the electric heater failed to work. I am glad that I was there on my own. Breakfast was adequate.

  • Neil Ward

  • September 2014

Made to feel welcome

In my job I travel a fair bit, normally staying at places like Premier Inn.

As I had a job in the middle of nowhere I tried LateRooms and found The Wild Duck Inn, it was 3 miles from where I was working. Great!!!. On arrival I was greated politely and shown my room, the room was clean and presentable. Great!!. I went downstairs to the bar/Restuarant later for a meal and normally with places like Premier Inn etc, as you are a guest you are treated with the fake smile and all the bollocks. Well, this place is different, within minutes of sitting at the bar I was laughing and joking with not just the Staff but the locals. A really friendly and lively bar and restuarant. Food was to die for. They made me feel valued and wanted. The Landlady and her staff are fantastic, everyone was so very friendly. I will definently stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • John C

  • September 2014

Great Room

Great room - 'Chinese' suite.

However let down a little by details: bit tired around the edges, white covers on sofa needed a wash, half a dozen remotes for various equipment but not all working. Good food -

Have eaten here a number of times and food always been great. this time not quite with it. Steak not cooked as requested but they did compensate. Service -

Needs to improve. A bit slow. Not given any detail of check out time or breakfast.

But overall still somewhere I'd stay again.

  • victoria page

  • August 2014

What the duck,couldn't see the inn for the weeds,!

Room 8 was very cold and dark we were given a small fan heater after the central heating failed to come on as promised , very little natural light in the room as the windows were overgrown with climbing vegetation there was very little lighting in most of the inn for that matter which at times would be a serious health and safety issue, the bath room was out dated .

Bath only no shower although you got a glass jug to rinse your hair with. Bed cover had a 8 inch stain on it, someone obviously got excited about the room at one point,one of the window panes had a cracking in it. Overall the advert showing the room was misleading as it only showed the bed and not the real state of decor or the Victoria bath room fittings , or the lack of. We complained to the manager and he said if we decided to leave he would not charge us and as I and my husband had had an alcoholic drink from the bar we were unfit to drive so the manager offered us a reduced price for the room £135.00 reduced to £95.00 The staff despite trying their best ran around like headless chickens trying to process customers at the bar and taking bookings for the accommodation. We were the first to attend breakfast which was really good value but found the staff experiencing difficulties processing our room price reduction maybe some training in multi tasking would work wonders. Unfortunately a very unpleasant nights stay at the wild duck. We most have been quackers to stay there.

  • Giovanni B

  • August 2014

Overnight stay

We had an unlucky arrival, as reversing in the car park I hit a silly stone mushroom bordering the car park and the flowerbed, thus damaging my car.

Room was no. 11, advertised as very small, however it was bigger than most of budget hotels, especially London ones. In the morning it was quite chilly and rather damp so tried to switch on the heather (no instructions available).

It seemed to be not working. Bed and bedding were all right. Shower cubicle was very mouldy and took a while to regulate the power/temp. Door handle to the bathroom missing/door partly split. Very difficult to open cupboard at the side of the bed. There is no reception, you have to go to the pub and wait for the bar staff to finish serving beers. Had to ask replenishment of sugar for the room facilities.

  • Jacqueline Levy

  • August 2014

Quaint old pub

The pub itself is lovely.

The room was ok and at £49 I was happy with the price. Of I paid the full price of £110 I would have been crying. Bed was lovely and the room was clean however the bathroom could have done with a good clean