The Priory Hotel

, Wareham, United Kingdom
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The Priory Hotel

, Wareham
3 star

Rooms: 18

Church Green - Wareham - England - BH20 4ND - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01929551666
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Handicaps, children and dogs NOT WELCOME!
Submitted by: Ian in 24/08/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
It is with regret that I inform any potential guests at this pretentious establishment that only if you have children over 14, do not have a dog and are not handicapped will you be (albeit down the nose of one of the staff) welcomed to The Priory Hotel.

Unfortunately, if you, like our group, possess any of these afflictions your goose is cooked. Upon being asked to be seated for your afternoon tea by the river, the terribly terse head waiter will give you a look of utter distain before informing you, stone-faced, that children - the apparent bane of the management - are just not welcome. The fact that, if sitting outside, any crying baby can be taken 50 meters away and out of earshot to watch the punters on the River Frome, is clearly so logical as to ironically leave the undertrained staff completely perplexed.

So, there are no facilities for handicapped folk, no dogs are allowed (although, ironically again, guide dogs are) and your child is presumed a carrier of the Black Death. Fortunately in this instance, at 16:15, there were only four scones left for afternoon tea so it was futile to even argue with the waitron who appeared to have only an elementary grasp of the English language.

Such disregard in excluding a large part of the British population is outdated in the modern day, but it appears this establishment has been caught up in an age long past where such discriminatory behaviour was acceptable.

Perhaps next year they will outlaw women and one will only be allowed inside after a secret handshake and the promise to spend a fortune - not on their ridiculously overpriced rooms - but rather on a game of Faro.

It is indeed a pity that an establishment such as this have stooped to this level. Some murmur that new management is to blame. Who is to know for sure? It is my recommendation that, if you are tempted to visit this hotel, rather drive on to Corfe Castle and Swanage, where pretensions are minimal and handicapped people, dogs and children are all welcomed with open arms.
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  • Address: Church Green - Wareham - England - BH20 4ND - United Kingdom
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