We had a family gathering here last weekend (22/23/24 July 2011). The food was good - plenty of choice for breakfast and evening meals. The service was good at these times too. Lunchtime meals was a bit of a fiasco though on the Saturday. The staff didn't seem to be able to cope with the outside bar-b-q they had laid on. Long delays ensued. If you want to buy food or drinks then it's a good idea to sign up to one of their Warner plastic cards - which you then use like a credit card to pay for drinks etc. As paying by any other means seems to be more difficult - heaven knows why!
They have lots of activities to do but if you want to do pistol shooting, rifle shooting or archery - then it's best to sign up immediately as places are very limited as we found out to our dissappointment. The fencing wasn't fully booked so I signed up to that which was very enjoyable. They also have tennis, swimming, bowls, croquet, a putting green, a fishing lake - don't forget your rods (all other equipment can be borrowed from the sports desk by the pool. The gym equipment room is very well appointed with all the latest gear and you can watch TV whilst you work out.
We signed up to the hot air baloon flight which was fantastic - but do be prepared to set off at 6.00am and also be prepared to climb over a fence and walk across a field to get to the baloon. Also be prepared to help roll up the balloon after you land - but it's not compulsory if you are not yound and fit.
Live entertainment every night will also appeal to many - dancing and music. I especially enjoyed the Saturday lunchtime 3 piece Irish folk music band whilst waiting for the bar-b-q.
The bird of prey display was fantastic too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll be swept off your feet by the 18th century charms of this Grade I Georgian Historic Hotel, with its landscaped gardens, elegant drawing rooms, imposing staircases and fantastic views. Midweek and Weekend breaks inclusive of breakfast and 3-course dining, live evening entertainment and extensive leisure activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Holme Lacy Hereford