Harden's survey result
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There’s still the odd sceptic, for whom this plush but slightly “stuffy” Brownsword hotel dining room represents “very poor value for money”, but the majority of reporters this year raved about its “extremely luscious food”, “fabulous” wines and “lovely” (leafy) surroundings.
Amidst “beautiful grounds”, this “very smart” property (a Brownsword Hotel) at best offers “precise” cooking, and “impeccable” service in “a lovely and formal” setting. Prices remain “eye-watering” though, and its ratings slipped a notch this year.
“Sam Moody trained with Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park, and it shows” – the dishes presented in the “beautiful” dining room of this country house hotel are often “superb”; even fans, though, can find the experience a touch “overpriced”.
Sam Moody’s “meticulous” and “beautifully presented” cooking wins many plaudits for this country house hotel and dining room, and service is “impeccable” too; prices are “eye-watering”, though, and a dining room (with garden views) that, for fans, is “so beautiful” can be too “sterile” for other tastes.