Courtyard Restaurant at Marston Farm Hotel
With beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and a delightful summer terrace – The Courtyard Restaurant is an ideal location for long lunches, traditional afternoon tea and cosy evening meals.
Awful atmosphere with no other customers there. Appalling customer service from lazy waiter who was not interested in asking if we needed anything. Put off straight away and left as soon as we’d had a drink. Lost our business on the night and for the foreseeable future.
Had a really good time meeting with family over meal. Staff were welcoming and pleasant. Hotel was really quiet though so not much atmosphere.
My sister and I had a lovely afternoon tea. Everything tasted wonderful and everything was clean and tidy.
The menu was very basic when we got there , nothing like the website menu , would have eaten elsewhere if we knew , also bar shut very early and the staff disappeared.
We live in Canada and we were traveling to UK to surprise my parents for Xmas. So at the first week of Nov we booked a Table for 6 for Sunday lunch for 1:30 on Dec 20th with a plan to meet and surprise them at the restaurant with them believing they were booked as a table for 2.
3 weeks after booking online I called to confirm the booking etc and all was ok. 2 weeks prior to the date, my parents drove to Marston Farm to see where it was and confirm that was the place they were booked in. They were then told that they weren't booked in at that time anymore as they had taken a booking for a christening and couldn't get them in until that evening. The then sent me an email saying my parents couldn't make it for 1:30 and wished to move the booking.
After calling them again from Canada they confirmed that they had taken a block booking, cancelled our reservation and wouldn't have told us if my parents hadn't been to see them that day..
We booked for Sunday evening after a busy week at work and found we were the only diners. We were made to feel very special and looked after well. The food was lovely and we will be visiting again soon
We were staying a couple of nights at the Brook Marston Farm Hotel and were arriving on my birthday, we decided to book the restaurant online in advance. We found the meat in both dishes (steak medallions and the duck) to be completely tasteless. Th rest of the meal was lovely, so it was a shame that the quality of the meat had been compromised probably for cost reasons. The meal was £25 for 3 courses - very reasonable, but I would have preferred to pay another £5 for better quality meat. Had we enjoyed the food we would have eaten there on the Saturday too but decided to eat elsewhere. The hotel lost out on another booking. Another couple who we spoke to on the Friday evening felt the same. Breakfast ok, but again not best quality sausage.
Friendly welcome, good service and excellent food. Large portions too (which deterred us from dessert!) - overall a very good lunch experience
There were two weddings going on - we were not informed.
Table was booked for 8pm. Nearly an hour later a girl appeared and told us we would have to wait an hour or two. We insisted on seeing the manager who told us he had a problem because of the wedding and the oven would not be free to cook our food.
When food eventually arrived it was poor.
Even better than Fawlty Towers!
Went for a meal with my partner for his birthday waited 5 minutes to be served as no one was around when we finally got served two drinks cost 15 pound where I would normally pay 7 at most. The restaraunt was cold and dated it didn't look very nice. When we got the menu that we were looking forward too it was a complete different menu so by this time after travelling an hour to come here we were peed off. The manager was very unfriendly never had a smile and was all about business and money not how the customers felt. When we asked the manager why it's a different menu we travelled all the way down Here for nothing he got really defensive about it and said the menu changes daily. We told him we were very unhappy he didn't care we never ate
Have been back time & time again, love the food & the staff are wonderful, we have already booked for the Xmas Lunch Menu in Dec, so that say's it all really. Tucked away in a beautiful location & the peace & quite is most welcomed when you just wont to kick back & chat with friend's & enjoy good food :)
Enjoyed a lovely evening, relaxed and easy but beautifully presented in a unique setting.
Good setting, good service and nice table layout. Starter and desert very nice. I had lamb for the main course but it was a bit chewy and too much mint sauce. My partner had the chicken and she said it was nice. The pint of Peroni seemed expensive £4.95 a pint. We used the tastecard for the food which made it excellent value but its good value anyway really the food even without the tastecard. Just the drinks seemed a bit excessive on price.
Living locally means we visit the hotel to take advantage of the excellent restaurant from time to time and have always enjoyed the eating experience.This was our 4th visit and yet again it lived up to our expectations - If you like traditional food that is well cooked,served by really good staff at decent prices then it is well worth a visit.
The soup was warm, not hot. Salmon pate was served instead of the Brussels pate. Salmon pate had a layer of what can only be described as solid lard on its' top. The Brussels pate had a very strong twang to it. The medium steak was served rare and only warm. We decided not to risk dessert.
The courtyard restaurant has nice character with wooden beams and nice garden, food and service are good too. I really liked the soup and chocolate traffle. Pity is it is quite difficult to find, GPS does not recognise the postcode or road.