HIS & HERS PAID A VISIT TO THORNTON HALL HOTEL & SPA AND FOUND A STYLISH YET UNPRETENTIOUS WIRRAL HIDEAWAY WITH MORE TO OFFER THAN MEETS THE EYE.
Following a hectic few weeks, His & Hers had booked a weekend away at well loved Wirral hotel, Thornton Hall. After a swift and easy drive from Liverpool, we arrived at our destination. Thornton Hall is a popular wedding venue and it’s easy to see why as soon as you gaze up at the impressive architecture and take a brief stroll through the well maintained grounds.
Once inside the hotel, we were impressed by the wealth of period features and the incredibly warm welcome from the team at reception. Our room was elegantly decorated and was spacious and well laid out. Happily my travel companion discovered Sky Sports while checking out one of his favourite features of the room (a generously proportioned flat screen television) just as I’d discovered the wide array of spa treatments on offer while browsing through the brochures on display in our room.
The spa beckoned and I was thoroughly impressed with a facial and back massage which left my skin feeling smoother and the stresses of the working week temporarily forgotten. When I returned to the hotel room, my travel companion was still happily soaking up the sports coverage, declaring that all good hotels should take a leaf out of Thornton Hall’s book and offer more channels for the ultimate laid back afternoon watching TV and flicking through the newspapers.
Having both found our own different routes to relaxation, we made our way downstairs to the Lawns Restaurant. Although we’d already fallen for Thornton Hall’s considerable charms, it was here that we were truly wowed. The restaurant has been awarded three AA rosettes and we soon discovered why. My partner’s main course of beef and my choice of stone bass were delicious, featuring a cleverly combined delicate mix of flavours. We ordered a cheese course for dessert and were thoroughly impressed when a cheese trolley was wheeled to our table. We were given plenty of information about the array of cheeses to help us make the perfect selection and a Port was recommended to complement our choices. As my travel companion is passionate about great cheeses, this was the perfect end to a truly memorable day.
After a great night’s sleep in our comfortable room, which we’d grown far too attached to, we bid a fond farewell to Thornton Hall Hotel over a tasty breakfast. You may know Thornton Hall best for its architecture, its attractive settings and its popularity as a wedding venue, but this charming hotel has much more to offer. If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation and crave a mini-break which doesn’t entail a big drive, we’d heartily recommend this local gem.
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