We had an overnight stay at Hambleton Hall having been intending to visit for many years. It fully met our expectations, from the initial welcome and reception service, the quality of the room with a superb view across Rutland Water, the towels, sheets etc were all of a very high standard – so often what you get is poorer than you are used to at home. The rooms don’t have a kettle but when we asked, the staff could not have been more helpful bringing one and coffee / tea all complimentary. The lounge and the bar are well furnished and welcoming with logs fires roaring in both. When I asked for a particular drink which was not in the bar, the head barman managed to obtain it very quickly, showing that nothing is too much trouble. We had a superb evening meal which lived upto expectations, including grouse and partridge both superbly cooked and presented. The Sommelier clearly knows his wine and provided excellent advice re the right pairings. The breakfast was equally good, with choices such as smoked haddock and kippers on offer alongside the more traditional ones. It is not a cheap option, but for a special treat sets a great standard.
January 16, 2018