Dear David and Pam,
You probably don't remember us, but I will never forget you and your incredible bed and breakfast. At the end of August, my husband and I and our son and daughter began our two-week vacation in England with two nights at The Olive Branch. Although I suspected it at the time, only after we went on to stay in several other B & B's did we fully realize how truly special The Olive Branch is. Every aspect of our stay was perfect. The decor was absolutely gorgeous, the food outstanding (David's mushrooms alone were reason enough to visit England!), and your thoughtful attention to the little details made our stay especially comfortable. But even more than these things, it was the warmth and friendliness which you extend to your guests that made our stay at your B & B so completely enjoyable. As we look back on our visit to your beautiful, fascinating country, our stay at The Olive Branch will always stand out as one of our happiest memories.
A fond pat for Zulu and our best wishes to you both,
Dear Pam and David
On Monday I stayed, for the first time, at your guest house. What a pleasant experience that was. Things that lodge in my mind include: a personal welcome; help with bags; a quick but not overdone brief on the (spotless) room (heater, shower controls etc); decor that was in keeping with the building yet distinctive - generous cushions, pillows and a teddy bear for example; a freshly cooked breakfast that would have been recognisable across the land were it not for the individual touches, such as banana bread, unusual fruit juice and the offer (churlishly declined) of porridge.
Thank you. I shall look for an excuse to come back as soon as possible - this time with my wife.
Best wishes Mike Phillips
Below is a sample of Guest comments from around the world
"Best stay in our 2 weeks in UK. Fantastic - thanks."
"The best in Britain. Hospitality, food and room fantastic - thank you."
"Like staying with old friends."
"Home from home! What a delightful place, super people."
"Guest House? What an inadequate name - this is a delightful bijou private hotel!."
"Thank you for welcoming our family to this wonderful place. We enjoyed the excellent food and especially your warm hospitality."
"Wonderful place, wonderful food! We'll be back."
"Splendid, comfortable, restful, gracious and gastronomic."
"Welcomed like friends, treated like Lords"
"The standards of a luxury hotel & the friendliness of family"
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