I was recently invited to visit the Coach and Horses in Kew, London. It is a Young’s pub and hotel. Described on their Twitter page as “A little bit of the countryside in London”, it sounded lovely.
A real ale pub with a restaurant and boutique hotel sounded like the perfect place to go for a romantic night away. I arranged to take Stuart to London for the weekend and we spent a night here.
We were offered an evening meal, breakfast and a one-night stay in the hotel in exchange for sharing our experiences with you.
If you read my blog regularly you will know I am always honest and if something is rubbish I will share that so read on for my honest opinion!
What does Coach and Horses, Kew have to offer?
The Coach and Horses is a boutique hotel along with being a Real Ale pub and restaurant. It has 31 bedrooms which are a mixture of double, single and twin rooms.
Some of the rooms are superior and include bathrobes and slippers for not much extra. The venue is also available to hire for functions.
Location of Coach and Horses, Kew
Kew is situated on the outskirts of London and very easily accessible from the city. We found the Coach and Horses really easy to find.
There is limited parking in the area but the hotel has an underground gated car park which can be booked free of charge – perfect for your stay.
I thought it was great that free parking was included with the stay, especially so close to London. Perfect for visiting Kew gardens, shopping or the unusual museums in London.
Initial impressions of Coach and Horses, Kew
From the outside, the Coach and Horses looked good. It is a Georgian pub hotel that has been modernised well whilst keeping many of its older features.
To check in to the hotel you need to walk through the building towards the rear where the hotel reception is.
The lady at the reception was very helpful and checking in was quick and relaxing. The first impressions were great.
Our Hotel Bedroom
When we opened the door to our room we were immediately impressed.
As you can see from my photos throughout this post, the boutique bedrooms are decorated beautifully and really ticked every box we had hoped for.
The room was spacious and had two easy chairs along with a chair at the desk/dressing table. I was very pleased to discover this as I hate it when the only choice you have is one of you sitting on the bed!
There was enough space that if you have a nice day planned or if attending a wedding you could book a mobile beauty therapist in London to visit you and really spruce you up.
The bathroom was roomy and impeccably clean and shiny. The toiletries available to use were of lovely quality and the liquid soap was available to purchase from the hotel if you loved it as I did. The dressing table included a selection of books and a DAB radio.
A hamper and mini fridge contained a selection of goodies you could buy if you wanted to really relax and a variety of glasses for use if needed. I thought this was a lovely touch.
The TV had Sky and when ours had an issue the receptionist came immediately and solved it for us. Wifi was available in the hotel free of charge however this didn’t work very well in the restaurant.
These things can’t be helped though in old buildings as the signal isn’t always able to reach through the walls.
We dined in the Coach and Horses restaurant. It was a Saturday evening and whilst we could hear people in the bar area it was not at all intrusive and still felt like a lovely relaxing restaurant.
The menu options were good and the prices were reasonable for a quality London restaurant. As you can see in my photos it was decorated with a botanical theme but also really stylish.
The manager chatted to us about our wine preferences and suggested ones we may enjoy.
I usually drink Pinot Grigio however tried Quercus Pinot Bianco from Slovenia. The flavour was described as Lemon ginger and supple.
I absolutely loved it and it was nice to have someone really knowledgeable about wine suggesting something to me. It is easy to get stuck in your ways with wine, isn’t it?
My starter (pictured above) was a cream spinach tart with poached egg, crisp leaves and house dressing. It tasted as good as it looked!
It was big for a starter too and the poached egg cooked to perfection. Stuart had the artisan bread selection, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Naturally, I tasted a bit of his and it was very good.
For my main course, I had a slow-cooked leek and mushroom wellington with carrot puree and purple sprouting broccoli.
I absolutely love a good wellington but they are often not cooked well. This one was amazing and cooked to perfection.
Stuart had a burger and was impressed with his too.
For dessert, I had vanilla creme brulee and Stuart had Dark chocolate mousse.
Both were amazing and presented beautifully too.
Staying overnight and Breakfast
We had a lovely night at Coach and Horses with no noise or disruption through the night despite the room next door having twin babies!
The room temperature was good and we felt truly relaxed.
The choice available for breakfast was good with a hot choice available to order and a cold choice to help yourself to.
The staff served drinks and kept everything well topped up on the buffet as well as taking hot food orders.
Overall impressions of Coach and Horses, Kew
We loved our stay at the Coach and Horses and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic weekend away.
With so much to do in the area and just a short trip into central London, it is in a perfect location.
The Coach and Horses is a lovely boutique hotel with a real ale bar and restaurant.
A delightful hotel with helpful and friendly staff, a relaxing atmosphere and amazing food. It is a perfect place to stay for a romantic night away in luxury.
They have thought of everything and even have phone chargers available for you to borrow if you have forgotten yours! A perfect place for an anniversary or just a breakaway.
Make sure you book as soon as you can because, with a hotel like this and the prices (from approx £119 for a double), it will quickly get booked up. Check the availability and prices here.
They sell gift vouchers too if you want to treat someone. It would make a great present.
Other places on my travelling bucket list
I would love one day to go to Walt Disney world but need to get better at flying first and not feel so sick! Can you imagine getting married there?
I love visiting cities and there are so many on my list I would love to visit. Cambridge is a lovely city with so much to do. I have been looking at luxury hotels in Cambridge and I am very tempted!
Disclosure: As stated above we received our meals and stay at Coach and Horses in return for a full honest review. All opinions are my own.