The Old Station Inn - Hallatrow
This is a fantastic place to stay.
I found the Old Station Inn on Groupon the night before we stayed there. We were camping with a huge storm going over us, we couldn't sleep so I decided to go on Groupon to see if I could find a cheap hotel to hide away from the storm. That's when I found this gem for £35 for the night.
We got to the hotel a bit early, we weren't meant to check in until 5pm but the pub was open so we went in to chill out with a few drinks.
I love the pub, there is so much weird stuff on display like beer mats, street signs, the salt and pepper pots are in pairs but they are all different, none of the cushions or chairs match, there are odd bits hanging from the ceiling, it's just brilliant. It's wasn't expensive for a round either so we had a great time having a few drinks and talking to the locals.
But the main feature of this pub and hotel is the restaurant because it is a converted train car! We were there before the restaurant opened so the owners let me into the car to have a look around and it looks fantastic. I really wish we hadn't been on such a tight budget so that we could have eaten our dinner there, maybe we will get to go back one day to try it out.
The rooms people stay in are in a separate building to the pub so you don't need to worry about hearing people leaving the pub as I couldn't hear anything.
The room was huge, I really didn't expect such a big room seeing as it was a Groupon deal. It was a family room with a double bed and 2 twin beds. There was a TV, nice bedside tables and a desk with a kettle. The radiator was right next to our bed so it was really nice and warm all nice. The bed was so comfy as well, I fell straight to sleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
The bathroom is a good size with a shower/bath, toilet, sink and a big mirror. It was so nice and spacious. I loved the skylight in the roof, it let in so much natural light during the day.
There is wifi in the pub which is a great signal in the pub but it doesn't work too great in the room.
The landlord and landlady were brilliant, so nice and chatty. They told us all about the local area and about the pub. It's called the Old Station Inn because the train station used to be open opposite the pub and that was the nearest pub. That's why they got the train car for the restaurant, in order to keep the theme going.
If I am ever this way again, I would gladly stay again and make sure that I had dinner in the train car.