"Myself and my wife stayed for one night in this beautiful hotel as a birthday treat. The staff were brilliant, the room outstanding and the food delicious. We stayed in a 'Luxury Double Main House Room' that had a four poster bed, a huge bathroom, was very tastefully decorated and very clean. The room had complimentary Teas and Coffee and the receptionist provided us with fresh milk on arrival. We then headed down to the library bar to have a drink before our meal where we were greeted by a very friendly and helpful Australian bartender. We received beautiful canapés in the bar while waiting to be seated for our meal. The evening meal was outstanding and we enjoyed every mouthful, one suggestion about the evening meal experience would be that they play some light music in the dining areas like they do in the reception area as at times it was very quiet and at times we felt like we had to whisper to one another. The following morning we enjoyed a walk around the beautiful grounds after our full English breakfast. I would 100% return and will be recommended Eshott to friends and family. Thank you for a beautiful stay."
"We arrived just as the second Lockdown was being announced. I felt very sorry for the (mainly very young) staff, who all did their utmost to make his feel safe as well as welcome. Housekeeping was reduced because of the pandemic, but staff were helpful in replenishing stocks. Hotel and room were both very clean. We had Room 7, The Drey, which overlooks the gardens and is very pleasantly appointed with a nice arrangement of furniture. Towels and linen both very good. Food was good without being groundbreaking. The meat was of very high quality, the presentation appealing and the portions lavish. I do have to comment that while we were there, twice our order came out with a major ingredient missing. Both times the missing food was quickly and apologetically brought out, but it does point up that there is a bit of a lacuna in the training of the waiting staff. Maybe staff numbers were greatly reduced because of current conditions, but the problem does need to be nailed. "
"We really enjoyed our 2 night “pick and mix” package. 2 nights B&B, dinner one night and afternoon tea the next. There are a few areas where the hotel is a bit scruffy; it could do with a deep clean of reception, stair and corridor carpets; the wallpaper in our bathroom has seen better days and; the room is missing any “lux” touches, it is still really worth a stay - even just for the food which is exceptional. Dinner was a relatively simple menu but delivery was fab - lovely rib-eye steak and pork medallion and an outstanding lemon soufflé. Breakfast of Seahouses kipper and smoked salmon was equally excellent. A massive and beautiful afternoon team topped it all off. The staff are hard working, polite and attentive. In all a good value package in a lovely setting, just don’t worry too much about the slightly battered look, it is part of the charm. "