29 October 2012

Babington House


Fantastic country house hotel from the Soho House chain - warm - cosy - clean - casual .....you really feel at home!

We wanted a weekend away that didn't involve getting on a plane or leaving our pooch behind but without compromising on quality - all boxes ticked.

The service was excellent, friendly and helpful from the moment we pulled up and bags whisked away, to the moment we left. It was just perfect. 

Very much recommended if you want a relaxing experience, reading books, sleeping, taking care of your body at the spa, gym or pool.

So in essence was exactly as expected. Interesting people. Good vibe. 
Great foods completes the experience - don't miss tea & scones served at 4,30 pm.

So the good bits:

- Lovely, very friendly staff; nothing is too much trouble
- Great atmosphere, overly encouraging bar area
- Simple menus, but food well executed (antithesis of Michelin star menus), comforting
- Pools, both inside and outside very nice. Must cost a fortune to heat the outside one

I really hope Soho House owners decide to keep investing at a proper level in Babington because there really is nothing else like it in the UK. Specially if you want that country, unique, not corporate type of night away.

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