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"Normal English: "Commuting to work"
Death Metal English: "TRANSPORTATION OF THE WAGEBOUND UNTO THE NEXUS OF PERPETUAL QUOTIDIAN ENSLAVEMENT""
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Brighstone Holiday Centre has chalets for bed & breakfast and self-catering visitors, and takes caravans and tents as well. There is an indoor swimming pool, which I didn't use. The chalet was comfortable and had the features I needed, including a shower and TV with Freeview. Plenty of hot water was available all day. The bed was comfortable, unlike some other B&Bs I've stayed in. The staff were helpful and friendly, and eager to help. I arrived by bicycle, so propped my bike against the outside of my chalet, which was very convenient. The area was quiet, even after the caravans and tents arrived, so I wasn't kept awake. The site offered convenient access to the Military Road, to the Coastal Path (head south towards the cliff, then turn left or right), and to the beach (follow the Coastal Path to the left/east, past the next campsite, and follow the path down). Brighstone is a short cycle ride, or a walk along a path through fields, away and has shops and a Post Office. In lieu of a cash machine, cash can be withdrawn free in the Post Office from a number of banks and building societies - just ask at the counter. There are also a number of farms nearby with their own shops, but I didn't try them. After a day's cycling around the area, I needed tea. I don't like the pub in Brighstone, so I ate in pubs in Hulverstone, Chale, and Shorwell - each in easy cycling distance. Getting between the ferry and the site was easy - I came via Lymington/Yarmouth, having bought a train ticket to Yarmouth which covered my bike as well. The ride from Yarmouth to Brighstone was relatively flat, unlike the ride from Cowes (via Newport and Shorwell).
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good portions of food, quick service, nice view from the beer garden on a sunny day
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My pie was so large that the veg had to be on separate plates. It was also a real pie, made with pastry (not a ceramic pot with a stew in it). Much cheaper than the Three Bishops in Brighstone, with more interesting beers. Nice view from the garden as well.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Good service, on time, keep within their schedule. I had my ancient boiler and hot water tank replaced with modern ones, and used them to service the boiler ever since.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Expensive drinks, and the food was poor value for money. I ordered a pie - I got a small ceramic dish with some kind of stew and a biscuit lid with the rest of the plate filled with veg. The beer selection was poor. The garden does not have a view. Preferred the Sun in Hulverstone.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Bed & Breakfast situated in a quiet village. Breakfast, included in the price, is served at flexible times to suit the guest. There is also a bar/cafe/restaurant but I did not try these. There are three shops in the village - a post office, a newsagents, and a supermarket - and one pub. The pub in the village is quite pricey (end of July/beginning of August) but the Sun in Hulverstone is much cheaper and has larger food portions. The beach at Grange Chine is also close by (walking/cycling distance), which, other than the shingle near the entrance, is mostly sand to the west. There are quiet roads and paths through the countryside for cycling and walking.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago