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“Beware of parking at George Inn Braunton”
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The George inn
Ranked #11 of 40 Braunton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Booked a weekend stay and requested parking for the duration of our stay. After checking in we were told to park at the Exeter Road car park Braunton. We were told by a member of the staff that our car registration would be logged with the car park. Despite this we received a parking fine for £100 a week after arriving home.

Despite phoning The George Inn numerous times and being told they would sort out the fine, they haven't done so and I have had to pay the fine (£61.80).

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The flush in the room didn't work, breakfast was awful, and there are clearly procedural issues with arranging parking.

Room Tip: If the flush works its a good room!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Disgusting that The George car park has an automatic number plate reader. Parked there at 6:30 in the evening and it cost me £61.80 (that was even the early payment!). Just moved to the area, certainly won't be receiving my custom!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank StefanDuda
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night.

It looked as though the room we were allocated had been recently decorated? It was in a contemporary style and had all of the 'mod-cons'. It was also good that the room was on the quieter side of the hotel (away from the 'main' Barnstaple road).

Although there is what I would guess be a busy bar area downstairs, the noise did not transfer to our room.

The staff were professional throughout.

The breakfast was served in the restaurant adjoining the bar and it was adequate for our needs. The 'mod-cons' had extended to the restaurant with coffee brewed and served from an expensive looking machine.

My only issue was the night rate - it seemed to be a little excessive?

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Just returned from this lovely B&B and the positives are : lovely staff nothing to much trouble.. rooms good with very comfortable beds and linen excellent. Decor lovely and bathroom well equipped with nice touches of body lotion etc.unfortunatley all this is overshadowed by the breakfast experience.. it's like staying in 2 different places.. had to wait 50 minutes for breakfast which on arrival was less than good... overdone eggs and very basic. In this part of the country good produce is plentiful and we were very disappointed with both the quality and service... more joined up service would have made our stay much better... would we stay again? Not unless the breakfast experience improves

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank sunseekersbirmingham
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The food side of things promised a lot but sadly delivered little except an overall experience which had shades of a Fawlty Towers episode.The bedrooms were well equipped but with no air conditioning and when the window is open the traffic noise is very loud especially towards the front of the hotel.

We arrived on a Sunday evening and having called ahead they agreed to stay open a little later than their normal 7 p.m. service close time which was very much appreciated by us as we'd had a long journey.

We were greeted warmly and car parking, which is in a public car park opposite the hotel (space can be limited at busy times) was free to guest and easily arranged with the hotel which again was appreciated.

After a quick shower and drink we sat down and ordered two rib-eye steaks and two sirloin steaks each with prawns and asked for a bottle of Merlot which on the wine menu was highlighted as a personal recommendation by the owner. We were disappointed to be informed two minutes later that there was only one rib-eye so the two guys tossed a coin and the loser chose a sirloin steak instead. Imagine our surprise when the waitress returned again and then told us that there were only two sirloins left. To add to our amazement the bar manage then came along and informed us that the recommended wine we had ordered was really hard to get and she couldn't ever remember having a bottle in so we couldn't have that either!

At that stage we gave up the uneven battle to get fed and went next door to enjoy a fish and chip supper and some decent wine for a very reasonable price.

The following morning we needed a reasonably early start so were pleased to see that breakfast was served from 8 a.m. Again imagine our surprise on coming down at eight the following morning to find the pub locked and in total darkness. We gave it 10 minutes and then went down again with the same result. However, this time we decided to look outside and sitting on the doorstep was the breakfast chef who asked if the pub was now open and unlocked!

A waitress did eventually arrive with keys and when breakfast was served to us the food was good as it was the following morning (on time too!). The breakfast chef did a good job.

In fairness hotel the manager did reduce our bills a little because of the poor experience and customer service which was appreciated. Would I stay again, probably not as the overall experience was so far below what the website promises that it was disappointing.

Room Tip: Pick a room at the rear to avoid traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The George inn

Address: Exeter Road, Braunton EX33 2JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Braunton
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Braunton
Price Range: €78 - €152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The George inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set right in the heart of Braunton, The George Inn is an elegant destination that is perfectly placed for a weekend away exploring the North Devon coast. Featuring modern luxury decoration in our boutique style rooms, you can now experience luxury pub accommodation just minutes from Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe and Exmoor National Park. Take advantage of our frequent dining and mini-break offers to treat yourself to even better value! We are passionate about great food at OHH and The George Inn is no exception. We offer a wide range of delicious meals throughout the day (including vegetarian options), all created from the carefully sourced fresh local produce that is the cornerstone of our approach to great pub food. ... more   less 
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