The owners Jayne and Carl were really welcoming. They showed me to my room which was fine. It had a small fridge with water and milk and a slice of the most amazing apple cake. There was wifi (a must for a blogger!) and they said I was more than happy to have a walk around the farm. under normal circumstances I would have loved to do this. Unfortunately, it had been raining and I didn’t really have the correct footwear so I gave it a miss.
I had booked my stay at Spillers Farm through booking.com although you can book straight through their website. I was impressed that they just wanted a rough time of arrival, rather than being unable to check in until after 3pm for example. In their welcome e mail it stressed that if you wanted to book a taxi then you should do so early, not when you arrive. This information was vital. I called at 9am on the day I was going expecting to easily arrange one for 3.15. Taxis in this area are few and far between it seems. I managed to get one for 3pm but if I had left it until I arrived I am sure I would not have got one.
Breakfast was included and was amazing. I wasn’t very hungry due to the festive feast at River Cottage, however, I managed some bacon and eggs and it was delicious and perfectly cooked.
All in all Spillers Farm is a welcoming B&B and a perfect place to stay if you are visiting River Cottage HQ for a meal or cookery course.