Wife's birthday, tier 3 lockdown, how can I make it special?.... I know, a little trip down the road for a nights stay at our local hotel. So glad we did! A break from the (new) norm for a night. From the moment we walked in, we were met with a big smile and help from a lovely lady at the check-in desk. With cleanliness now at the fore front of all our minds too, I was really happy that our room was actually spotless! We had booked a table at the bar&grill for 7pm, and even though we turned up 30 minutes late, the staff were still welcoming and happily showed us to our table. The steak was massive and the kids ate every bit of their kids meal! They loved that they were allowed to take the ice cream dessert pots back up to the bedroom too! Back upto the room with the ice cream and some popcorn... kids were happy, wife was happy. We all got a good nights sleep, and the mattresses were that comfy my Daughter even commented that she never wanted to get out of the "comfiest bed in the World!" The full English breakfast was brought to us on a tray in the restaurant with everything we could need. There were cocopops, croissants, yoghurts, toast, drinks and even jams for the kids too! To finish off our impromptu break away we enjoyed a family swim in the big pool. We got a locker and could use the family change with private rooms which had a shower in them too. All in all I'd highly recommend doing this as a treat. Who would have thought a simple night away in a hotel on our doorstep would bring such excitement! The kids loved it and it was a nice birthday surprise for my wife. The hotel was very clean throughout, the food was good, the bed was comfy, the staff were happy and helpful. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to our family and friends!