“As a former monastery, expect original architecture across the public areas” - AA Inspector
CALLOW END, WORCESTERSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Stanbrook Abbey is a beautiful hotel with parts dating back to the 16th century. As a former monastery, expect original architecture across the public areas which include stone cloisters, stained glass windows and its own chapel. Bedrooms have been refurbished to a high standard many with air conditioning. The Refectory restaurant serves a wide range of dishes and lighter meals can be taken in George’s bar, which also has an outdoor terrace. There's extensive meetings and event space all in rural countryside, with the Malvern Hills in the background.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 56
- Family rooms: 3
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Croquet Available
- Weekly Entertainment
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 260
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £85
- Double room, minimum price: £95
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.
Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.
Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.
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