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Property LocationWith a stay at Spread Eagle Inn in Warminster, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Stourhead and Stourhead Garden. This 4-star inn is 9.9 mi (16 km) from Center Parcs Longleat Forest and 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
- Stourhead - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
- Stourhead Garden - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
- Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest - 16 km / 9.9 mi
- Hauser and Wirth Somerset - 17.5 km / 10.8 mi
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NICE FOOD, SHAME ABOUT THE SERVICE!
Reviewed 2 january, 2022
Sunday lunch - online claimed lunch is served from 12pm - 4pm on a Sunday. I was told over the phone that 2.30 was the latest we could book so we went for that. However it was very apparent that there were no covers after us and in fact the lady who served us was clearly keen for us to leave by 4pm! They only serve roasts on a Sunday and I specifically asked if they catered for vegetarians as my friends daughter is a vegetarian...however only one veggie dish on the entire menu (?) and when we ordered we were told it was sold out and so I had to request they offered something else, so they brought a vegan pie. Our roast lunch was very nice, generous portions and warm veg, but service was a bit slow and main waitress was rather abrupt in her manner. At the end of the meal, before we'd actually finished, she asked if we wanted anything further and then put of the blue asked us if we were 'happy to pay 10% service' .....this is rather odd behaviour to say the least, since a) we hadn't finished and b) we hadn't even seen the bill! She then said they had a problem with their payment machine and we had to pay at the bar. Since we were splitting the bill we really wanted to see the overall bill (hard copy) but had to quickly scan through the small machine instead. I had read previous reviews that some people were not even shown this and had to pay the full amount, so we were keen to check. All in all, I realise that they are short staffed (as many are in this industry), but instead of taking short cuts and making customers feel they are in the way / running late etc. get some staff who do things properly and at least offer more choice ...one fish and one veg option just isn't enough for this day and age! So we wouldn't rush to go back sadly, although in a lovely location. Maybe they are only happy to cater for passing trade rather than locals.
Shocking drinks prices & very slow service
Reviewed 31 december, 2021
We visited the inn after a lovely walk around Stourhead. We would normally have bought a drink in the NT cafe but it was closed at the gardens exit by the church so we used one of their outside tables in the courtyard. The member of staff who was delivering drinks was clearly having a difficult day and was not keen to welcome or encourage new business. The lady who served us behind the bar was more helpful and friendly. We stuck with it and ordered a pint of IPA and a ‘luxury’ hot chocolate. It cost £10.10. The hot chocolate came to £5 and when it arrived approximately 20 minutes later it was no more than a 300ml cup with less than 10 mini marshmallows & cream. It felt like we had been completely ripped off and we wished we’d waited to go in the National Trust cafe by the large car park at the top of the hill! We were grateful we didn’t book lunch here and will not return.
Reviewed 1 december, 2021
We stayed here for two nights in Nov/Dec. Communication from the hotel in the lead up to our stay was excellent. Like many hospitality venues the hotel are struggling with staff and supplies and as a result the inn was actually closed on the first night of our stay. However this was all explained to us and we were given the option of pre ordering platters and drinks which were then laid up for us in the Green Room to have at our leisure. We were able to have dinner on our second night in the restaurant. The food on both evenings was superb as was the continental breakfast, pre ordered the night before. Without fail all the staff we met were cheerful, friendly, super efficient and really helpful, making our stay just perfect. This is the second time we have stayed at the Spread Eagle Inn and we love it. The team here are a credit to the hospitality industry and show what can be achieved in difficult times. We will be back!
Lunch At This Attractive Inn
Reviewed 5 november, 2021
I booked lunch before we started our Stourhead walk. Open Wednesday to Sunday at this time of the year. Open from 12 pm it is advisable to book lunch early as the delicious pie of the day sells out quickly. We ordered at 12.20 and were served the meat pie with vegetables and lovely gravy but our choice of dessert had sold out! We also order wine and Butcombe real ale. Excellent meal and Jo our waitress was a delight.
Reviewed 31 october, 2021
Unfortunately we didn’t enjoy our lunch experience! I missed the info on the board re 10%service charge but when I questioned the bill I was not told about the charge (£2.78) and in fact was given the wrong price for the curry, £2 more than advertised. When the food came the curry (£12) was quite good but the portion of cheesy chips was extremely small (3.50) and so was my soup with very stale bread and a tiny piece of butter (£6.50). In retrospect I’m sure I paid around £27??! The place was so busy and as I was with my granddaughter I didn’t want to make a fuss. This is the second time I have been here. The last time we had a cream tea and the scones were stale. When you mention it to the waitress she just says, sorry about that and nothing else happens. It was a very disappointing lunch after a wonderful morning around the lake with my granddaughter.