141 Bristol Road
This is a very old Inn, originally built in the 14th Century and one of those classic black and white buildings. I had selected it as the best place to stay at the end of the 4th day of the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride my son and I undertook at the end of May 2019.
I have to say that initially I was a little disappointed. This is because I had imagined the property in a different setting. I hadn’t imagined it on a busy main road. This was compounded by having difficulty finding somewhere secure to store our tandem overnight.
However, the stay then turned around for the good. Our room was clean and comfortable with room to spread out kit out for re-organisation. There was a plentiful supply of hot water coming out of the shower to refresh us after a long days slog. The restaurant had a good selection for food that was well cooked and delicious (it was the first cooked evening meal we had on the trip and was a birthday treat for my son on his 15th Birthday). The beds were comfortable and the room was much quieter than I had at first thought it might be. And if I was holding on to any lingering disappointment it was dispelled when the staff presented my son with a box of chocolates for his birthday. (Although nothing to do with the review I would like it on record that he proceeded to eat them over the next three evenings without ever offering me a single one. But I suppose they were his. Just saying.)
Breakfast was excellent with a range of cereals and continental style options in addition to a good selection of cooked dishes. The picture shows our ‘starters’ before the cooked food arrived. Ignore my son’s expression, it really was good, he was already getting tired after 4 days of cycling and was just contemplating the 5th.