We booked Riber Hall stables as a gathering for a group of friends that were all 50, with partners and children, and had a fantastic time, the venue was great.
The 10 stable bedrooms which we hired en-masse were excellent, the four-poster beds had possibly the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on - brilliant.
As it was well set back from the road, we felt very quiet and isolated which is what we wanted, and were able to enjoy ourselves playing games, drinking and just talking.
What stops it being a 5/5 though is the fact that parts of the communal areas feel just a bit tired, the seats have been repaired regularly, the iPod docks didn't take any upto date new iPhones. Wifi was limited to a specific area (it was fast enough) and I'm sure could be improved by extenders, a simple and relatively cheap job.
Finally don't expect to play tennis, there is a layer of moss about 1/2 inch thick on the court. My 10yr old tried to clean it so we could play, but it would have taken all weekend.
So, the most important thing is that we all had a fabulous time, and the Stables certainly added to the experience, and I would recommend it to anyone for a gathering, just be aware of some of the little snags.More
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