The Hotel Review: The George Townhouse, Shipston, UK
Review: Chris Hirst
The George Townhouse is a three and a half story building with 15 en-suite rooms ranging from classic to luxury. We were lucky enough to spend two nights here and loved the fantastic views and quirky local shops on the high street.
We had looked at nearby places to visit for our stay, however the staff had also recommended places when we first arrived which we also considered. We visited the Charlecote Park which was brilliant and full of deer. We also visited Warwick Castle which was a lovely trip. As the George Townhouse is central, both attractions were approximately a 20 minute drive away through the beautiful countryside.
When we first arrived at the hotel, we had a friendly, warm welcome and were shown to our suite situated on the top floor. The suite was stylish and comfortable with a coffee machine, kettle for tea and complimentary drinks. Our large bathroom had a shower and a freestanding bath.
After unpacking we ventured out for a stroll taking in the scenery. The local people in the area were all friendly and afterwards we went back into the George Townhouse to have a quiet drink in the bar. The bar area has separate rooms, we sat in the snug, which was exactly as it sounds.
The following morning, breakfast was the perfect start for a day of sightseeing. A choice of continental options such as pastries, toast and cereal and juices were available along with tea, coffee and an a la carte menu.
After a full day out exploring the local area we dinned in the hotel’s Pantry restaurant. We arrived at the restaurant 30 mins earlier than our booking and although they clearly had plenty of seated customers, staff were very accommodating and seated us early. The service by our waitress was faultless. As like all the staff in the George Townhouse she was always on hand when needed. The food was served in good time and it was the perfect meal to relax over.
We shared the salt and sage pork crackling, baked shell on tiger prawns and the Thai sesame chicken lollipops. The starter was full of flavour and nothing short of fabulous.
We had the Dry-age rib cap burger and the 14oz bone in sirloin, both of which were cooked to perfection.
The warm sticky toffee pudding and pear and apple frangipane slice, tasted just like home baking and were a perfect end to the meal.
This was a superb weekend away and by the time we left after a great two days, we felt like we were a part of George Townhouse family, not just another guest. We would highly recommend and we will be going back in the summer for another visit.
8 High Street | Shipston-on-Stour | CV36 4AJ