Woolpack Inn Beckington4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is my first visit to the Woolpack Inn as my friend wished to treat me to lunch. I was not to be disappointed.We both chose the sausage & mash which although delicious was not good cholesterol wise but went well with a pint of best bitter. We both then chose the White chocolate Eton mess sundae. The interior was how a country pub should look with none of the fake wood sometimes shown in other establishments. Maybe because this is the genuine article as I discovered that it was first built in 1581! The menu however is very up to date. A lovely pub!
This in a quaint old inn and hotel that is in a nice country setting. The beer is great and nicely backed up with a good restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful. If I visit thus area again this inn will be high on the list for a stay.
well what a super place i must say ...we stayed there 6/8 April ..for a Friday to Sunday ...we had room 4 me and my wife ..from the time we got there to the time we came away so well looked after ..the food was very good plenty to choose from breakfast and dinner so very nice and cosy plenty of character ..must say the staff was just brill the place it self is old but to be fair its just Magic ...if i had to mark out of ten .....well its a 10 ...thank you to all staff who looked after us
Visited on business and and had the pleasure of staying overnight. This is an old public house with character to match, the floor are uneven, rough exposed beams creaky floorboards and a slightly musty smell, I loved it. The decor was modern yet appropriate, I was on the top floor which may cause problems for taller people as there wasn't a lot of headroom in places. Food was good pub food, I particularly enjoyed my starter of mushroom in a peppercorn sauce, very tasty and slightly unusual. Only slight complaint was a greening pub, but only hadvghe very basic IPA on tap, rather than some of their better versions. I would certainly visit again if I had a chance.
Had a lovely time today with my family for my dads birthday at the woolpack inn. Staff went out of their way to wish him happy birthday and the food quality was spot on. Weather was cold and it was snowing but to have the log burning fire was a nice surprise. Sadly the front eating area was really busy and loud but staff were happy for us to move to the peaceful empty restaurant at the back. The only things that weren’t great was the noise (not anyone’s fault), and lack of sweet potato fries on the menu! No other concerns from us, we look forward to coming back and maybe staying overnight! Many thanks from me and the family.
I won't comment on the accompaniments as all I had with my steak lunch was a side salad, mushrooms and a tomato. I requested my steak as medium rare. When it arrived it looked appetising. That's pretty much where the positives stop as firstly it was unseasoned so all I could taste and smell was raw meat. This was emphasised by the fact one half was well done whilst the other was rare. No mean feat seeing as the piece of meat was only 10oz. The rare half, and I do mean rare, was sinewy and had those thick white strands running inside the meat, which no amount of chewing is going to soften. In fairness the well done half was edible but not what I ordered. As one half was rare, this resulted in after a few minutes my plate had blood running through my side salad. This confirmed to me the steak had not been rested in any way. I left a third of the meat on my plate as it was either too fatty, still had that pale membrane attached to it or as mentioned above was just too rare and sinewy. I appreciate that on occasions, when it's busy, a chef may let things pass, which does not necessarily come up to normal expectations. Unfortunately I cannot accept this as an excuse as we were the only couple in the pub who at that point had ordered food. I'm surprised the chef firstly failed to to identify the meat was not of an acceptable standard and secondly to cook the steak in such an uneven fashion and still think it was OK to offer up to the customer. It's difficult to assess the quality of a restaurant when it comes down to just a single item but seeing as this was the primary part of my lunch, which was well below my expectations, I'm afraid if I do eat here again, I'm certainly not ordering a steak.
This was 2nd visit , as due to proximity it is the best location for us all to congregate. 1st visit was average & this one just about managed to hit that expectation too . Service was dreadfully slow , considering the place wasn't full of eaters . Main menu food was pretty good ( burgers etc ) , but the Sunday lunch is poor . Beef not sliced from joint , but obviously bought in . Was expecting a selection of vegetables as described , but only carrots in abundance probably due to the cost ! Supplementary portion of pigs in blankets was £1.50 & we were expecting a bowl full . When they arrived there were 2 ! One of these had no bacon on it & when it was sent back , another 1 arrived ! Can't say anything was home made as the potatoes were like cardboard & gravy thin . As we were in the middle of the snow thaw , we weren't anticipating the radiators to be boiling to the touch , with a log fire burning . Could of worn shorts it was that hot . Poor selection of Ales considering this is a GK pub ! Hopefully won't be hurrying to return
My family and I stayed at The Woolpack before arriving at Center Parcs Longleat, a plan thought out in advance because we knew the snow was coming! Not only was the place itself quaint and welcoming, the staff were friendly, the family room was perfect and the food delightful! Great price with breakfast included! Considering the area was at a standstill, we were looked after and made to feel that if we ran into problems,they would look after us - particularly valued as we had two small children! Thank you so much,we really appreciated it! The Goodman’s
Having stayed at many Old English Inns we have enjoyed our third visit for a weekend break with friends at The Woolpack.Majority of the team were friendly, helpful and efficient. A special thanks to Matthew. One staff member did mention that the chef would not be happy we we ordered four cheese and biscuits which was unprofessional at 9.15 in the evening. Our room was a little tired, it would benefit from a new headboard and re grouting in the bathroom to remove the black mould, but for the rate we paid it was not a problem. Our meals were cooked to a high standard, however Old English Inns have recently made a few changes, not serving mixed bowl of of fruit at breakfast time which is disappointing also customers now have to collect there own coffee or tea. Thank you for a lovely wekkend.
Just stayed one night for work, room clean and pretty nice but the bathroom less so, old and tatty, common area pretty tidy. All staff very helpful and polite, breakfast really good. Big open fire for winter and a lovely walled garden for the summer.
- Free English breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Woolpack Inn Beckington places you within a 15-minute drive of American Museum in Britain and Iford Manor and the Peto Garden. This 12-room, 4-star inn welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. University of Bath and The Holburne Museum are also within a 20-minute drive of this Beckington inn.
Free English breakfast is offered each morning. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.
All 12 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Rooms also include hair dryers.
Guests of Woolpack Inn Beckington enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide tour or ticket assistance.
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81.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 484 reviews