“ Address: Bishops Frome / Worcestershire / Herefordshire / WR65BP „
Recently I went to visit my lovely parents. I traveled from Weston Super Mare to Coventry and me and my partner had a lovely Easter there. On the way back my boyfriend surprised me that he had booked a nights stay at a pub/hotel in Bishops Frome which is literally at the halfway point between Coventry and where I now live.
The Chase Inn
4 Bridge Street
01885 490 561
Run by Emma and Paul this is a large pub built in the 1800s for local hop pickers. Its a wonderful, large pub with several entrances outside, a seated area and with a smoking area and the inside of the pub is large with lots of dark wood seating and tables inside, well spaced out and with an extensive menu including local fish. We didn't eat here but spotted lots of people that were and all the food looked lovely and was serving large portions and there is a fully extensive bar and toilets and the likes in the pub area.
Check in was easy, my partner had already made the booking which we confirmed and we were taken to our double room which is one of 5 rooms at the top of the pub.
Prices here for a room per night start at £30.00, children and dogs are allowed here (via prior arrangement) and limited free parking is available in the car park. Do be aware however that this small parking area is for patrons of the pub and it can get filled quickly indeed and parking in this small village can be a bit of a pain!
We loved the pub and found the staff to be very helpful, it was just really stylish without being over the top modern. We were asked upon arrival if we were smokers to which we admitted we were and we were shown a door out on the fire escape which was right handy as when the pub closed the building got locked up and the alarm put on and so this isn't the best place to stay if you want to go out at night or return late to it or anything like that!
The room can only be described as basic really and a wee bit poky with no room at all to swing a cat. The double bed was comfy enough, it was a well lit room with working windows, heating and limited storage space, a small wooden bureau and small chair, tv with the basic channels on we couldn't get working properly and a mirror and a phone in there along with a kettle and tea, coffee and mugs provided. All rooms had an on suite bathroom which again was poky but with sink, toilet and bath with shower over and a few complimentary toiletries but the smallness of the rooms was a bit much. The rooms were clean however but a bit shabby and with huge holes in the wall in our bedroom area which looked rather sightly.
Everything though provided for us worked thankfully (even the tv did after we spent an hour retuning it) and as soon as the pub closed around 11am it was really quiet and dark and we had no disturbances at all. Check in is after 3pm and check out around 10.30am and we were asked how our stay had been and they were not in a hurry to throw us out which made a pleasant change.
This is a very basic, clean place to stay, ideally cheap for an overnight stay with breakfast optional (at a small charge) and a lovely pub to eat in which is very friendly and not one bit rowdy. It isn't far from very scenic places to visit though not near any local shops or owt and we found it very peaceful and relaxing however it really isn't posh but very worth the amount we paid!
Contact the pub/hotel directly or you can book through other sites such as Laterooms.com