• The Pointer, Brill, Buck: 'If this is the future of hospitality, count me out' - restaurant review

    2 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    A beautifully restored country pub is spoiled by underwhelming service and food to forget Until recently, a “mini-break” spent in a “hotel” was the answer to many of life's woes: exhaustion, ennui, existential dismay. Nowadays, modern types favour the “restaurant with rooms” - the new buzz term for dinner with an overnight stay. Plain, snoozy, old, functional hotels, with an abundance of staff, room service, reception desk, trouser presses, tear-stained Gideon bibles and a terrine of wobbly breakfast buffet sausages, are over. They're also massively expensive to run. “But I liked the...
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