Woolpack Inn Beckington4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
From the moment I stepped through the door I felt the pub to be welcoming and friendly. It had a cosy feel about it and there was a big open fire which was lovely. Our room was comfortable and clean and again lovely and warm. We had a light lunch and in the evening a meal, both were very good. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was great with alot of choice. Thank you everyone for a brief but enjoyable, relaxing stay.
Went here on our quest for a really good Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago. We had booked a table but on arrival it was not clear where you went to get seated. We finally caught the attention of a member of staff and were shown to the restaurant area. We dined at 2.30 so expected it to be quiet. The restaurant was empty with one large table still full of used crockery and glasses which makes you feel like you're late. We had the roast beef and the meat was very nice but the potatoes were Aunt Bessie's from the freezer and the Yorkshire puddings tasted like they had been deep fried. Staff were not very attentive but they did have the added distraction of guests booking in to stay. We had a chocolate sundae for dessert which was rather "little Chef". All in all not a positive and at £10.95 for frozen roast potatoes we won't be going back.
We were of party of about 24 ladies having an annual meal together, at this lovely old Inn. Obviously, we pre booked, and made our menu choices. The menu had a great variety, and between us, we must have ordered most of the choices. This seemed to be no problem. Very hot plates with steaming hot food were brought out and delivered in no time at all. Everyone appeared to enjoy their meal and the ambience. Speaking for myself, I had a tasty fish pie, which was really hot and really enjoyable.
We have been to the Woolpack over the last 20 years and it has changed hands many times. It's now owned by Old English Inns, a chain of about 90 pubs around the country. However, the food seemed to be part of chain, standardised, ingredients that you felt were bulk bought and therefore pretty average. The best part was the bitter they were serving - Veteran Ale, from Westbury, and I have to say it was fantastic. So three cheers for the beer, and none for the food. The staff were lovely by the bye.
I stay here two or three times a year. I travel myself and find I’m comfortable sitting in the bar (usually with a book and wine!) and restaurant by myself - especially if you get a seat near the log fire. Good choice of food in both bar and restaurant. Staff are helpful and pleasant. Rooms are clean and comfortable but as the building is old some tlc is needed but would be difficult to do - windows and creaky floorboards!! I have a car but there is a regular bus service to Bath which takes about 35 mins so I use this. I can also take a train from Bath to Bristol. Prices are good but if you come across an offer even better!!!
We visited here early one Sunday evening after a delightful afternoon doing the scarecrow trail. The lamb Sunday lunch was plentiful and delicious - perhaps my only gripe would be that the cauliflower cheese wasn’t at all cheesy - more cauliflower in a white sauce. The staff were more than helpful - sorting out my little boy with his favourite fishfingers (🙄) and the meals were served promptly. My friend greatly enjoyed the game pie. The desserts didn’t disappoint - ice cream for the children and a chocolate torte for me.
Really gutted... went to the Woolpack this evening. Was firstly disappointed that they had run out of ingredients for both of our meals, but substitute items were offered. I asked if I could have a poached egg rather than a fried egg, this request was met with a resounding “no!”. When the food arrived, our substitute items had not been provided. When we questioned this we were told that the server had asked the kitchen, but they’d said “no”. Our bill was offered to be reduced because of this... but you guessed it, this didn’t happen either. When we started eating our depleted meals, both of which were bland, we discovered tin foil stuck to the sausage on my meal. All in all a pretty disappointing experience... I have been in the past and had ok meals, but on this occasion feel like I was let down by the food and the service.
Attic room, dated. Lumpy pillows. Bottom sheet didnt fit the bed. TV buzzed. TV remote fell apart & worked rarely. No hotel information in the room. So theres the negatives which can all be easily fixed. Staff. Warm. Welcoming. Friendly & efficient. Food very good. Dinner at night was fresh & plentiful. Served and arranged well. Breakfast also very nice and served with a smile. A little attention to detail and updating of the bedroom would have made this a great stay.
Warm and welcoming village Inn - just a stroll from the local Travelodge. Great staff, good food and wine. Real ales but, for a Greene King pub, suprised there was no Abbot on draft - still the Butcombes was good.
We stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time. The rooms are clean and have everything you need. They could do with a bit of updating but are full of character. The bar and restaurant areas are lovely, with original beams and a beautiful open log fire. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent with plenty of choice at breakfast and a very good menu for the evening.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 466 reviews