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Calne
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner in what was described as the Milking Parlour but does not seem to have a separate listing. We really enjoyed our 5-course taster menu, helped by the fact that this was on a Travelzoo deal at £49 rather than full price. But it compared favourably on taste with a recent visit to the Michelin-starred Manor House at...

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Tucson USA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We attended a wonderful birthday celebration at The Moonraker last weekend that went way beyond our expectations. The venue itself is lovely, a beautifully laid out and updated old Manor house outside Trowbridge. The hall seemed perfect for the occasion with plenty of room for 50 people and our entertainment, plus bar. The dinner was excellent. I had a perfectly...

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hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed one night whilst visiting Bath Took our dog and had a really nice large room in the barn rooms Excellent stay and excellent dinner and breakfast Would defently return again The only negitive would to expand the lounge area and make it more cosy

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just held my 70th birthday party at Moonraker Hotel. We cannot praise the staff and venue highly enough. From the initial booking to the final leaving after breakfast it was superb!! The dinner for 50+ guests was excellent as were all the staff. Thank you Sophie, Claudia, Megan, Olivia , Aina (Dining room Manageress on the night) You were...

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Manager_Moonraker, General Manager at The Moonraker, responded to this review

Dear Pam & Barry, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I am delighted that we were a part of your 70th Birthday celebrations and I do hope we will continue to serve you well again in the future. I have passed on your review to all the staff who are greatly encouraged by your remarks. We all look...

Milton Keynes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has been renamed under new ownership I believe. We made a one night stop and were very pleased. Extremely good value, we had a warm, clean bedroom, well equiped with some nice little extras from the biscuites to the bathroom soaps. Somebody obviously takes a bit of pride in the delivered service. Shower was pretty awesome (would worry...

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Manager_Moonraker, General Manager at The Moonraker, responded to this review

I will share your review with our team who I'm sure will be encouraged by your comments, it is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback particularly regarding the room amenities and breakfast fayre that we offer. We would be delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for a return stay.

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Moonraker (cool name!) is excellent place to stay for a quiet weekend. I can honestly say, it was the best nights sleep in a hotel that I've had in years. Staff are very friendly and the breakfast was excellent. 5/5.

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Manager_Moonraker, General Manager at The Moonraker, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, it is a pleasure to receive such positive feedback. We do indeed have a rather unique name with a lovely story behind the history of it, and I'm delighted that above all else you had a fantastic nights sleep on our every so comfy mattresses. Thank you once again and I wish you a...

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good stay as usual, great for our dogs, good food and an ideal location for breaking up our annual journey to Cornwall. Keith and Pauline Simpson with twin Chihuahuas Sugar and Spice PS: we will be in touch in the Spring to re-book for September

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Manager_Moonraker, General Manager at The Moonraker, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am delighted to hear that you had another enjoyable stay with us and your four legged friends enjoyed it too. Please do let us know when you are looking to book a return stay and we will be more than happy to get everything arrange for you.

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went to have a couple of days "family" time, complete with our dogs. Not only was the hotel beautiful we also found the staff wonderful and helpful, especially Olivia in the restaurant. We also had the pleasure of dinner each evening which was amazing and so very relaxed. We left feeling very relaxed (and also very very full of...

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Owner_WhiteHart, General Manager at The Moonraker, responded to this review

We appreciate your review following your stay with us at The Moonraker Hotel last week, I understand that it was quite a significant one with your furry friends so I am delighted that we were able to make it a memorable one. I have shared your review with Olivia who was encouraged by such positive feedback. Thank you once again...

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My partners parents were staying at this hotel for a few days and we joined them for dinner one night. The waitress was lovely and was really helpful sorting out what I could have which was lactose free. All the staff were really attentive and friendly. The food was good - could have been given a little more for the...

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Owner_WhiteHart, General Manager at The Moonraker, responded to this review

We appreciate your review regarding your stay with us at The Moonraker Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback, both positive and constructive. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I was most impressed with this hotel: the staff working on the night of 4 December 2016 were extremely helpful and courteous, and despite our arriving only just before they finished serving we were still made to feel extremely welcome and relaxed. The layout of the place is ideal - lovely rooms, a charming bar and good restaurant - with...

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Owner_WhiteHart, General Manager at The Moonraker, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay on 4th December, I'm glad that despite the late arrival you were still able to relax and enjoy the hotel to its fullest. Your feedback regarding the lights outside the window and perhaps some black out curtains are much appreciated, it is through such feedback that we can continuously strive...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Moonraker hotel, a grade 2 listed 21 bedrooms Manor house situated on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon/ Trowbridge and a 15 minute drive from the Bath Spa. Mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the Abbess of Glastonbury's estate, the Manor house was originally build in Queen Ann Style before being upgraded in the 17th century to Bath stone. Purchased by Tudor & Lucy Hopkins in July 2013 the hotel has undergone a full refurbishment including transforming the restaurant into a relaxed informal dining space. Head Chef Matthew Briddon (River cafe, Paul Heathcotes) joined the team in September 2013 and has created menus around the hotels kitchen garden and onsite smokery. Nine bee hives provide the hotel honey and rare breed pigs live on the grounds. Kathy Lette (writer and author) stayed at The Old Manor and wrote an article for the Express where she said: 'The bedrooms, with their four poster beds and wide wooden roof beams, are so Jane Austen-esque I kept expecting Mr Darcy to get down on bended knee' The Moonraker oozes old world charm and is a relaxed cotsworld escape with some of the UK's top attractions on its doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moonraker

Address: 1 Trowle | Trowle Common, Trowbridge BA14 9BL, England (Formerly Old Manor Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Trowbridge
Price Range: $146 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Moonraker 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“We were in Room 20 and thought it perfect for our needs, a retired couple.”
 of 5 bubbles redwinterTucson, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I think every room would be nice. We were in the main house and there are some annex rooms out by the restaurant court yard.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sorry only stayed the once but would recommend the 4 poster as very nice!”
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“Visit Bradford on Avon”
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“corner rooms great,”
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