Salford Hall Hotel was one of an imposing manor house in a rural setting
On entering the driveway my first impression of Salford Hall Hotel was one of an imposing manor house in a tranquil rural setting. From stepping into the porch and foyer I could feel the history in this Grade 1 listed building.
The reception was warm and welcoming with a large open fireplace and numerous artefacts. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were shown to our room, Queen Anne, which was very spacious and comfortable. It, too, had an open fireplace, plus a large bathroom overlooking the walled garden.
The staff seemed proud of the hotel’ history and were happy to show us some interesting features, such as in Room 3 a beautifully preserved 15th century mural, behind a locked protective panel. There was a secret priest hole where, in years gone by, Catholic priests hid from Protestant persecutors.
We enjoyed Prosecco and delicious canapes, but the highlight of the day was the six course taster menu with delightful wines to complement each course. This was absolutely sumptuous, special and beautifully presented. The whole experience was lovely and relaxed and took place in the comfortable dining room which retains many of its original features.
Our breakfast the next day was of a very high standard and provided a peaceful start to the day.
Both the taster menu and the breakfast are available with vegetarian and vegan options.
W spent some time in the walled garden, which was very pretty and much in keeping with the house. It was a very charming place to sit with a beverage on a warm day.
Overall our stay was enjoyable, interesting and relaxing. We would most certainly return at a later date.
Best Western Stratford on Avon Salford Priors Salford Hall, Abbots Salford, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, WR11 8UT