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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I visited the Waterdine with my parents in early March 2015. The whole evening was lovely. From helpful advice on taxis etc when booking the table, through to waving us goodbye, the hosts could not have been more helpful or attentive. The venue itself is lovely - beautiful and full of character but well-maintained. The welcome was warm and friendly....

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments we are glad you enjoyed your meal with us.

shropshire uk
Reviewed 9 February 2015

An excellent value set menu. Good choice of interesting dishes utilising local ingredients, and skilfully crafted by a most experienced chef. A sound wine list with sensible mark-ups! Service is friendly and efficient. The location is outstanding in a beautiful part of the Welsh Marches. I could not imagine a nicer spot to base oneself on a holiday in this...

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Knowing who you are and your vast experience in these matters I can only say how please we were at your comments. Thank you very much

Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I have to say that after a night here on Saturday, I will be returning. Ken welcomed us warmly and even called after I had booked to ask what time I would be checking in and if dinner was required. Its such a sweet warm and friendly place that you really cant fault any of it. The nice touches in...

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

So many thanks for your kind comments, we are happy to hear you enjoyed you stay with us.

Tarporley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Just returned from our third visit to the Waterdine, where we stayed with some with some good friends. Ken and Isobel were on hand to make sure all our needs were catered for, with some lovely touches, such as tea and biscuits when we arrived, fantastic dining with fresh veg from the garden and a menu to suit all. Clean...

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Dear Dominic and Tracey we will look forward to your next visit, very many thanks for the kind words.

Montgomery, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Just returned from an excellent Sunday lunch at The Waterdine to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We were very impressed with the quality of food and found the portions just right. A 3-course lunch is just £22.50 per head, and a varied menu offers around 6 choices per course using locally-sourced, organic and free-range ingredients. We opted for duck & venison...

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Sorry for the delayed reply we are very happy you enjoyed the Waterdine

Cheshire Uk
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We were staying in the locality - but not at The Waterdine. The people running the self catering cottage we were staying at said that they had eaten at the Waterdine and that the food had been excellent. We decided to book and we were not disappointed. We had a very warm welcome when we arrived and everything was freshly...

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments we are both happy that you enjoyed your meal with us.

surrey
Reviewed 18 November 2012

We met a friend here for lunch, having been warned that one had to book in advance as they cannot accomodate casual callers. We received a warm welcome and had an excellent meal, with vegetables all from the kitchen garden. Despite being the only ones there service was not very speedy but we were not in a hurry so it...

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waterdine, General Manager at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, you are right we do not like to rush our guests.

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We returned here recently for a short break for our 42nd wedding anniversary. Great food and hospitality, a comfortable bed and quiet surroundings characterises this restaurant-with-rooms. The local walking is also excellent on Offa’s Dyke, wonderful views on the days we were there. Ken and Isabel are still the hosts as they have been for over 12 years. A wonderful...

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you kind words. Hope to see you again perhaps on your 45th ?

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Reviewed 6 July 2012

I had visited many years ago when this was a local pub at the very heart of the community. The restaurant did wonderful food, they did bed and breakfast and you could still just pop into the bar for a drink. I am sure the new owners think they have turned this into a wonderful foodie paradise but to he...

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for your interesting comment especially considering the restaurant still does wonderful food, we still do bed and breakfast and you can still just pop into the bar for a drink. One salient point, we are not the new owners we have been here for 12 years. With so many village pubs closing due to lack of trade at...

shrewsbury
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Spent a night at the Waterdine early December and had an excellent welcome, friendly hospitality and a wonderfull meal in the evening. Hope to go back.

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waterdine, Owner at The Waterdine, responded to this review

Thank you for you comment we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterdine is a 15th-century Welsh long house originally built as a drovers Inn, and extended 100 years later. It still retains many of its original features leaded windows, slate floors, the original brick floor in the old tap room, open fire places - now with wood burners installed. Each of our bedrooms is individually decorated and furnished, to create a warm and welcoming cottage style atmosphere. Every room has en-suite bathroom or shower room Satellite television tea and coffee making facilities etc. All have views of the surrounding countryside. Ken, who is in charge of the kitchen, is an internationally renowned chef - he was the first chef to open a restaurant in Ludlow in 1994, gaining international recognition and many prestigious awards for his cooking at the Oaks. Our menus, based as they are on home grown (from Isabel’s garden) and local or organic produce, evolve with the seasons as the produce becomes available, seafood is delivered fresh off Cornish day boats. The restaurant is open to non-residents as well as house guests offering lunches and dinners throughout the year - please note bookings only. The Waterdine is set in mature gardens, which during the summer make a wonderful place to sit with your pre-dinner drinks whilst you choose you dinner from our seasonal menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterdine

Address: Nr Knighton, Llanfair Waterdine LD7 1TU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Llanfair Waterdine
Price Range: $156 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterdine 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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