Located on the outskirts of the town near Bradford-on-Avon, the Moonraker Hotel and Restaurant offers the perfect stay for guests visiting the area, whether on business or enjoying a short break in this beautiful part of Wiltshire. The hotel is walking distance from the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, as well as Trowbridge rail station . . . it’s the perfect base for exploring the rest of the county.
The hotel and has 23 beautifully-appointed bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Rooms are located in the main Manor House, the converted cow sheds and old barns, or you may even choose to stay in an old pig sty! Each room is uniquely finished with antiques and rich fabrics. Fibre-optic broadband is available throughout the hotel, and all rooms have flatscreen TVs, and complimentary White Company guest amenities.
Make sure you take time to explore the grounds, as this is where the hotel’s ethos becomes clear. The walled garden hides a pond, where there are also beautiful flower beds as well as the chef’s kitchen garden, smokery and beehives. The paddock houses chickens and rare breed pigs, as well as ducks on the dew pond. This hotel takes pride in creating the farmhouse feel yet with a modern twist, while keeping to its rural roots by being dog-friendly.
After a busy day exploring the grounds, you can also book massage and spa treatments in your room, before choosing from the expertly-picked wine cellar, or from their gin selection on the bar menu.
The restaurant is also open to non-residents, awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence, so it is definitely worth making a booking, even if you’re not staying at the hotel. Food is truly at the heart of everything this hotel does, from the onsite smokery, livestock, with fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, not forgetting home-grown herbs. The restaurant offers a dinner menu, in addition to a five-course tasting menu, each of which is seasonally-based, and freshly prepared and cooked.