Cricklade House Hotel
My partner and I decided to have a Christmas lunch as we live local and had a lovely meal. It's a fabulous venue with a beautiful conservatory. As with all hotels and restaurants these days it's run on minimal staff and this would be my only negative comment. A place like this needs a front of house person to meet and greet, offering a welcome,drinks, where you'd like to sit, etc.
Someone that creates an atmosphere, that's what's missing in my opinion..
Lovely afternoon tea in a beautiful location. We were seated in the conservatory with a great view across the grounds. Staff were friendly and service was prompt and relaxed.
I would recommend to a friend on the hope someone might enjoy , but I traveled quite a distance to be let down , sandwiches were wet and listed one time and arrived at the table as a completely different sandwich. Cakes were hard and scones were crusty and dry cream tasted sour. Husband ordered a burger and was told they have no mayo when the chef came to talk to us he apologised and he said it was a ridiculous thing to say as they are a working kitchen.. overall was fair as we didn’t have to pay for afternoon tea only the burger . Hope to visit again and have a nice time :) p.s chef was very understanding and friendly
The waitress was very attentive and friendly and the restaurant had a lovely environment with great views.
We were the only people having lunch there last Sunday which rather affected the atmosphere, but we enjoyed our time there and would go again.
We had Sunday lunch celebrating a birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Choice of 2 or 3 courses which were really good.
We booked an afternoon tea to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. We were married at this hotel last September and had a lovely experience so wanted to go back.
It was several minutes before anyone attended to us in the restaurant/bar area. We had a lovely table reserved for us with the view of the conservatory and grounds, but was not the most ideal as it was very low and I am heavily pregnant. The afternoon tea had a good variety but the bread was a little dry in places. Good selection of teas. Once seated our food was prompt but had to get up and try and find the staff to order another round of drinks. Overall we would come back again as it holds a special memory for us, but service was slacking especially as it was only ourselves and one other table in use.
The only disappointment was the sandwiches for the non meat eaters possibly down to a misunderstanding - we had only said we did not want the ham but in the event were not given smoked salmon or egg which meant there was rather a lot of cheese.
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, very nice food, good value and very friendly service. The views from the conservatory and bar are wonderful. Will definitely eat here again
Entrance doors to hotel could benefit from refurbishment to enhance initial appeal. Warmly welcomed and seated overlooking lawn. Menu not wide choice but sufficient. Food well cooked and presented. Service from kitchen a little slow between 7-8 p.m.
Service wasn't good , bread rolls ( very nice bread) no butter, had to get some off another table .We had to ask for drinks
Husband had a roast and he enjoyed it
I am a veggie there was only 1 choice , compressed wild mushrooms and avocado with red pepper coulis, I asked what this was and was told it was a large flat mushroom ....I would have thought this was highly unlikely , but what followed who knows
I was given a lounge menu and told I could order off this , which was great as they did tapas. I ordered
Sweet potato , chickpea and tomato curry
Very spicy tomato sauce and I could only make out chick peas no sweet potato
Roast potatoes with chilli ...They were lovely
Portobello mushrooms in garlic cream sauce ...it was actually wild mushrooms, which I hate
I queried these dishes at the end of the meal , received no feedback , we went to the till to pay as it wasn't looking like anyone was coming to us and I asked what the chef had said , the answer was that I was very observant !!
If you expect to get what you order , it's probably best not to go
We had a lovely meal here, we were made to feel welcome and the meal was served very quickly.
The meal is served by lovely staff, presented nicely and also nice and hot. I will book again for sure and already have recommended to family and friends.
Very ordinary meal. Pork was like supermarket prepacked. Waiter not too happy when we asked for Brown rolls instead be seemed a bit put out. We received sliced brown bread instead.
Afternoon tea was a little under whelming. The sandwiches were a little on the dry side and the scones were like smooth dry balls so I can't recommend this.
Lovely spot for peace and quiet and taking in the views. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Very dog friendly hotel but evening meal
disappointing and expensive for what it was .. limited menu