Yes £15.50 for a glass of wine! I know I still can’t believe it.
Well believe it or not last weekend we went for a meal with friends who were staying at Lower Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds. We had a nice meal at Washbourne Court and then retired back for a drink at the hotel they were staying – 2 teas and 2 wines please – just a normal Sauvignon Blanc. We only had a total of 2 galsses. Anyhow this week I met up with my friend and he showed me the bill just for a laugh. Bugger me – it was £15.50 per glass of wine! and £5 for a cup of tea – now I don’ t mind paying for quality 0 Lower Slaughter Manor is a very nice hotel – and the decor is beautiful. The wine waiter was nice – but come on! – £14.50 for a small glass – I could have bought a bottle for the price of two glasses. Any how – I called them up today and complained – they said they would refund some of the money, but the wine we ordered was an expensive wine – so why didn’t they show us a wine list then? When you go in for a nightcap at 10pm and say can I have a glass of wine, you assume they will get a house wine – well apparantly not here. I had to drink 2 shots of double espresso this morning just to get over this amazing bill.
Now I know wine can be expensive:
Well this is true – and you can pay a lot for wine, especially when you are staying at a Hotel – but this does not apply to any hot beverages – take espresso coffee for example – 26pence for a shot of espresso coffee – you might pay £3 in a cafe or hotel – but it’s worth it – so why is wine go god damn expensive? It starts to get me thinking about the value of drink – after all we are only renting it!
Conclusion – If you want a nice hotel then Lower Slaughter is great, but be careful – make sure you know what you are drinking – and perhaps even play safe and order a nice cup of espresso coffee instead.
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