Brook Whipper-In, Oakham, Rutland

Posted By Hazel Winstanley / 1st April 2016 / Hotels / 0 Comments

Hi again dog friends,

Our last stop on our Easter Vacation (well vacation for Hum & her Mum – I had busy work schedule) was a hotel called Brook Whipper-In situated in Rutland, the smallest county in England apparently!

Brook Whipper-In @BrookHotels is listed on our website and en-route from the caravan to home so Hum thought it would be a great idea for us to visit and for me to do a review. This means she and her Mum get a great night in a lovely hotel and I has to ensure I note all the dog friendly stuff and pose for photos. Hum is onto a good thing with my job!

On arrival we got a really wonderful welcome from Katy who made a HUGE fuss of me. Brook Whipper-In don’t provide dog beds but of course I now have my Rovernighter @rovernighter (such a great product) so all was good!

What is REALLY good is that Brook Whipper-In DO provide 2 bowls; a dog treat AND a TOY in the room. Now that is well good!!! Happy days!!! The treat was yummy and the toy was super squeaky!!

Our room was a big room at the front of the hotel – plenty of room for me to run around and play with my new toy. Hum was very happy with what she had –  super big bed, sofa in front of a Ginormous TV, a wonderfully quirky painted wardrobe  and on her bed was a cute little knitted teddy bear with a message from Lee the General Manager and an offer for Hum. Hum’s Mum had one too with a different offer – if they took the bear to the bar, they could get a free drink or a free starter with their meal. Hum thought this was a really brilliant idea – she was extremely happy with Cottesmore Bear (that was the name of hers).

We went downstairs so Hum’s Mum could fuel up with tea and she had a cream tea which looked super deliche!

After I sorted my rovernighter for bedtime and Hum enjoyed a bit of relaxing and TV she had a bath and checked out the bathroom facilities. The toiletries were OK she said but no bar of soap and no face flannel. Super BIG fluffy towels however so that made her happy.

We had dinner in the bar and it was really delicious – I particularly enjoyed the Crispy Lamb but the service was extremely slow. Hum’s Mum wondered what it would be like if they were really busy as it took so long for the meals to come and it only seemed to be us and another couple eating! Still when the food arrived it was really REALLY tasty! The beef was excellent and Hum’s Mum thoroughly enjoyed her pudding 🙂

Steven told us where to go for an evening walk so we set off to the park before bedtime.

We slept very well. Hum was surprised how quiet it was as we were in the middle of a market town and she thought it was a most comfortable night’s sleep.

Another walk to the park in daylight and it really was very pretty with a bandstand in the middle and plenty of space to run and play.

After a shower Hum took me down to the bar to meet Hum’s Mum and order breakfast. Katy was serving us and she was very efficient and helpful. The breakfast arrived much quicker than dinner had done and the scrambled eggs were the best we have had anywhere so far! REALLY REALLY top notch scrambled eggs. Hum thought the bacon was excellent too and said it  was one of the best quality breakfasts she had had on our travels. That is praise indeed coming from Hum!!!

After breakfast I met the General Manager, Lee who was also extremely friendly and although he hadn’t brought Daisy the resident dog to meet me said we must come again to say ‘hello’. He also told me I could keep the toy that had been in my room (Hum was going to leave it!!! How very dare she!!!). Lee is a very kind man and says the toys are for the us dog folks to have as a gift! Thanks Lee! And thanks to all the staff for giving us a lovely stay.

I would defo highly recommend Brook Whipper-In to you and your humans and it is real close to Rutland Water too where there are lots of walks and activities to make ensure you have a super duper holiday!


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