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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Bodkin House Hotel is a beautiful hotel. It’s very cosy with a Bar and restaurant. It’s in a lovely location. There’s a very large children’s play area. We stopped here for Sunday lunch this afternoon. The service was great..friendly staff. The food was delicious and the portions were generous!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Feeza J
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Me and my other half visited the Bodkin earlier this year before a long drive back to Birmingham after visiting family in Badminton. We walked in to find an empty reception so after a few minutes we proceeded into the Bar to find an older man (presumably the owner) sat talking to some people whom we assume were regulars. Approaching us to greet us seemed like a real task and he did so without any warmth. After asking if we could eat, he asked us if we'd booked which was rather laughable since there's was nobody else in the building aside from him and his noticeably drunk friends at the bar. We are a gay couple and as we were led to be seated, we heard some muttered homophobic comments from the men at the bar which seemed to entertain the manager/owner based on his chuckle as he led us to our table. We were sat in the restaurant which we found to be very well presented and we were happy with the menu and swiftly ordered as we were just making a quick stop. Our food arrived in good time and we enjoyed it. We weren't once asked if everything was ok or whether we'd like any more drinks/desserts, though! After politely waiting for 10 more minutes for somebody to give us the bill, we proceeded back to reception which was again unattended. We waited a further few minutes (its a good job we are honest people as walking out without paying would have been a very easy job!) The same grumpy man strolled over finally and we explained we'd like to pay. We felt very uneasy again as this man just has such a cold aura! We felt terrible unwelcome. When I removed my credit card from my wallet, I explained that the card may be temperamental as it was slightly bent, to which the manager/owner thought it was appropriate to quip: "Everything here is rather bent, isn't it!?". We have dealt with far worse in our life and he clearly thought he was hilarious but I hope he realises that in order to have 'Banter' with your customers, it would be beneficial to not present yourself as a miserable old sod who has zero interest in new custom.

A real shame as the location, building, decor and food were all beautiful. All let down by a pompous prat with a medieval sense of humour and miserable attitude. May we add that we are both 24 years old and haven't felt mocked in that way by a group of boys since we were in the classrooms during secondary school. Shocking!

Stayed: July 2017
7  Thank LeeTalbot12
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed here through work, the hotel is situated in a peaceful village but alongside a main road, that said, great effort has put into ensuring the road noise is reduced to an absolute minimum. The rooms are clean and spacious and the hosts Don and Eilean are welcoming, they exude a relaxed feel and try and make your stay a homely pleasant one.
The food is good and you have a choice of 2 menus,bar and Al a carte. My only criticism would be the breakfast start time for those staying for work, breakfast starts at 7:15 which is when most businessman are leaving to travel. Be warned there ia no phone signal and the wifi is limited at best. All said and done I would use this hotel again.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
1  Thank dave47D
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Mine Hosts were charming, attentive and made us feel very welcome and at home.
Food was fantastic (only managed starters and mains - no room for pud!) All of our meals were freshly cooked with the best ingredients so obviously there was a wait, which we find quite acceptable. Loved the huge open fire and the smart comfortable lounge. During conversations with the owner we found out quite a lot about the hotel and those who had stayed (ie Jane Austen). Would definitely go back and can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank anneanddavid71
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

They had just got the log fire going when we went into the bar in Bodkin House hotel near Badminton. The hotel is cosy, small and friendly, the menu is extensive. I had Scottish Mussels cooked in a white wine and cream sauce with a side of fries - absolutely delicious!!!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Maggie H
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