Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Three Daggers

Let's talk luxury. 5 star luxury. It's such a good label but from my experience very few places live up to the hype. Not this one, definitely not this one. The Three Daggers in Wiltshire is absolutely delightful.

With only 3 rooms the whole experience feels pretty exclusive and really rather special. We were in The Priory room with a hugely high beamed ceiling, an enormous bed, and the best bathroom/walk-in shower I have ever experienced.

And that's not all. There is also a living room/kitchen which is shared amongst the very small number of residents. With another large screen TV (each room has its own large screen TV also), a fabulously comfy sofa, and a fully equipped kitchen with a large variety of tea and coffee making facilities, fully stocked fridge, freshly baked bread for midnight snacks, and all sorts of other baked goodies, this hotel is worth every single star.

Breakfast is included in the accommodation and you can opt for a buffet style one from a heavily laden table or something cooked from the kitchen. Ever one to give everything a go, I opted for the buffet and Dave for the cooked. His poached eggs looked (and tasted!) like perfection, and my Dorset Cereal muesli with natural yoghurt and giant fresh strawberries were delicious! Followed by a round of toast, a grand pot of tea, and a fab cup of freshly brewed coffee. There's also the choice of croissant or pain au chocolat, and various other cereals from the buffet table.

Whilst we're on the subject of food, you can also opt to eat in the restaurant or pub below. We were initially booked into the restaurant side but opted to stay in the pub side for an informal evening. The menu choice was wide and apart from a mix up with our bread starter, the food was extremely tasty and beautifully presented.

The focaccia starter with homemade pesto, cumin hummus, and balsamic vinegar dips was huge and delicious. My chicken Caesar salad was divine and Dave's spatchcock poussin in BBQ sauce with fries and homemade coleslaw was also yummy, though he had serious food envy over my seriously good salad. Despite being full up to the brim I couldn't resist ordering a pudding of white chocolate crème brulee. Served with home baked shortbread and a chilled strawberry coated in white chocolate the sugar crack was a resounding success and absolutely bloody delicious! For £34, the meal was excellent value and also got a resounding 5 stars from us both.

Also worth a mention is the farm shop and the brewery. Dave tried the beers and liked them enough to buy some to bring home (and some for a gift) and the farm shop was gorgeous, with blooming flowers hanging everywhere and lots of tasty treats to choose from. We opted to bring home some Three Daggers Ale Chutney which is blummin' fabulous on a cheese sandwich!

Our overall experience was just the best. The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you, and the 2 night stay was indeed the luxury they promise. If you are looking for a lovely couple of nights away I can highly recommend the Daggers. Absolutely delightful!

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