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A fab place to spend a day
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A fab place to spend a day
#nationalmemorialarboretum #wewillrememberthem #visitstaffordshire #staffordshire

Who'd like to create a truly unique piece?
Decorate your own tableware at Emma Bridgwater Decorating Studio. A great way to spend a morning
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Whod like to create a truly unique piece?
Decorate your own tableware at Emma Bridgwater Decorating Studio. A great way to spend a morning 
#emmabridgewater #potterylife #potteryart #potterydesign #staffordshire

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Lovely are they yours xxxx

2 weeks ago

Ah, the smell of wild garlic!
As is our want, we went for a cycle along the canal, visiting no less than three eateries on the way.
Staffordshire. It's lovely 😊
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Ah, the smell of wild garlic!
As is our want, we went for a cycle along the canal, visiting no less than three eateries on the way.
Staffordshire. Its lovely 😊

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Love your new friend xxx

3 weeks ago

We love it when we get a review from guests that really 'get' what we're trying to do 🙂

The owners of The Laurels have perfected the Bed and Breakfast.
Every review you will read about The Laurels will rave about the owners and their stunning property, the wonderful views on offer, the "to die for" breakfast and the excellent rooms available at a very reasonable cost. All of which are fully justified. However, what stood out more than anything for us was the experience. We travel as a couple and a family often, involving a mixture of long and short stays. This specific visit to Alton was a birthday treat for my Wife. By the time this trip came about we were both worn down from work so we needed a rollercoaster or two but more importantly to eat as much as we could and sleep for as long as possible without noise or interruption. What makes The Laurels better than the competition is that the owners understand this. The zero party policy is extremely underrated and should be the standard in every establishment. The gentleman owner we met was friendly and accommodating, seemingly on hand whenever we needed something, and you can tell the owners run a very tight ship deserving of pride. We stayed in the King Room which for us was ideal. The décor was thoughtful with an excellent choice of interior design and each room was aided by modern technology. There is a fridge in the room, so we didn't have to bring our own, and fresh milk provided in place of the god awful UHT without charge. There was an Alexa which we used constantly for music and to open/close the curtains. A QR Code provides all of the information you need for your stay which answers every question you may have upon arrival. The mini bar had a great selection of food and drink all of which was on offer at cost price. Breakfast was fresh, not greasy, and it was nice to see that allergies and vegan options were important to the owners and alternatives freely provided. The bed completely made of memory foam was divine.
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Fantastic hotel we have stayed a few times and we always go back when we’re in the area xx

This is a fantastic place to stay. Nothing is too much trouble. We will be back when we are in the area xx

Well deserved I’d say. Keep up the excellent work.

It sounds like my kind of holiday. Where is the hotel please? Xx

I have stayed in that room and fully agree

Ooft what a review x

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