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Accommodation Details Farmers Arms
Gatherley Road, Brompton-on-Swale North YorkshireDL10 7HZ
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Farmers Arms in Brompton-on-Swale on The Coast to Coast Path
We wanted to stay in Brompton-on-Swale to balance the length of walks on the days either side (encouraged by our guide book) however there is not much to this village apart from intersections of major roads (although happily not noisy during the night). So this is not a picturesque place to stay, but perhaps a necessary stop for Catterick Races or the Coast to Coast walk. July 2017 when we stayed the pub had recently had a kitchen fire. They coped well by providing continental breakfast with cold meats as well as cereals, and provided menus from nearby takeaways at Catterick Garrison - from which we had a large pizza each which provided the next day's lunch too.

The bar/restaurant area was spacious and well furnished, but our double en-suite room seemed small and uninviting and the staff seemed hard-pressed to create a sense of hospitality and didn't seem to have much idea as to when the kitchen would be sorted out, although builders seemed to be active.
Richard Hovey, left on 17 July 2017
April 2017. I wanted to walk further than Richmond and so ended up here. Bad mistake. This is not a hotel for walkers. The staff and locals on check-in looked at me like I had come from another planet. There were no drying facilities, my stuff was very wet. The room was right above the noisy pub. The shower and bathroom had seen better days although the bed was perfectly comfortable.The food and beer was OK. The breakfast was fine if ordinary. They need a refurb and upgrade in customer service though. At one point I stood at the bar for 5 minutes whilst the
Jeff, left on 03 May 2017
Having walked the C2C before we wanted to walk further than Richmond and had to accept accommodation at the Farmers Arms (our first choice was not taking bookings at the time we booked.) Sadly this was a poor choice. We knew in advance that we were not to be admitted before 6pm but when we arrived at 4.30pm we were surprised to find the pub in full swing for a post funeral get-together! We did offer to wait till the appointed time but were booked- in during the festivities! The accommodation was tired to say the least but unsuccessful attempts had been made to improve its appearance. The bed was uncomfortable, the en-suite was tiny, the lighting dim, perhaps to hide the poor cleanliness. The shower drained slowly and due to the antiquated waste water system we had to flush the toilet to get the pump working to assist shower drainage (detailed instructions given in the welcome booklet)! Meals were nothing to get excited about and breakfast offered minimal choice. Although the room was kerb side, noise was not too bad until about 4am when the traffic increased. On the whole, not the best stay. Stayed 9th June 2015
Peter and Ann Mower, left on 06 July 2015
We were the only guests in the hotel. The hotel is next to a busy road, but there is a nice garden behind the hotel, where you can almost forget the road. The food was good as was the breakfast. The room was nice, and even though there was no soundproofing, the noise from the road was not loud. We slept soundly.
Erik & Sietske, left on 23 May 2014
Had to find someone to let us in. Room big but dated. Supper and beer excellent, breakfast was not so good.
S Woodall, left on 03 September 2013
Light, newly decorated room en-suite. Very nice staff and generous evening meal and breakfast.
Angela and Hannibal, left on 04 June 2013
Tired and old, with broken shower... but comfy bed, friendly staff and fantastic food. Stayed in Mar 2011.
Jess, left on 20 April 2012
c2c 28.4.11

arrived at 3pm yet the pub was closed!!
i rang them and was promptly met by the Grumpy manager Steve.
he showed us to our room. he didnt offer us a drink or advise us where to get one.
the room was at best adequate and right above the main road. Very noise with incredibly heavy traffic from the barracks and race course.
first complaint - this place is not in brompton on swale. a road sign outside of the pub directs traffic to the village a MILE away.
we sat down for evening meal in lovely room with a nice atmosphere. waited 1.5 hours for our starter!!
we were told
kevin lye Newcastle, left on 05 May 2011
Stayed here last week,having read the other reviews we expected average at best.I dont think the picture does this lovely country pub justice.yes its on the main rd. but well set back and in a nice setting.Inside the farmers was bustling with well turned out locals,most eating out.Despite being very busy we got a warm welcome and were shown to our extremley comfortable, well decoated room,by the manager.We were later made very welcome in the pub,by all the staff and the customers alike, and joined in a quiz.The garden to the rear was stunning,unspoilt and almost canopeyed by amazing trees in full blossom.Breakfast next morning was prepered to perfection by the obviously proud and very professional chef.We were not the only guests to have really enjoyed our stay that night and would definatly return.
Brian and Andy Turnbull, left on 27 May 2010
A very big disappointment.
The room was tired and dated and overlooking a busy road. The shower tray filled up and took hours to drain - a long shower not an option!
Evening meal was OK but the breakfast was unacceptable.
We were told that despite the long day we had ahead of us breakfast could not be served before 8.30 because the staff would not turn up before this time. We arrived at 8.30 and found ourselves outside a locked up pub. When staff arrived 10 minutes later they told us they had been partying the previous night. We were offered corn flakes and sugar puffs for cereal - the latter was in a solid lump! Not a pleasent experience.
I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Mike & Lyn Taylor, left on 30 July 2009
Good meal, but there are some potential drawbacks to staying here. We arrived at 5.30 after a long day to find the pub was closed till 6. Eventually we got in. The room was fine but adjoined the busy main road and there was no double glazing. It was also above an outside seating area which was no problem that night (as it was raining) but would potentially be noisy in the summer. The cooked breakfast was nice but no cereals/fruit were offered (even though a spoon was part of our cutlery !? ) and we had to ask for toast. There were no cask ales available on the night we stayed either.
For an undisturbed nights sleep I would stay at a local B and B, but definitely eat here.
Ian Rimmington, left on 14 May 2009
Pricey for what you get. Restaraunt closed on Sunday with not much choice elsewhere for food.
M&D Bellarby, left on 13 September 2005


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