Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Best B&B for Medieval Fun

Last week we went to Hastings for a couple of days with the kids and, when searching online in advance for a B&B, found this... The Minstrel's Rest.

The outside is a normal house but the inside is Medieval themed throughout. This is the fireplace in the dining room...

and this the view of the dining tables from both ends of the room.

The bedrooms are similar in style and if you look online you'll see the 4 poster room (we weren't that grand). All the rooms are named after famous Minstrels of the past (real ones that can be looked up online, cos I did!).

There's a cosy sitting room tucked away in the roof where you can sit together as a family and watch the big TV (although there are smaller ones in each of the rooms) while snuggling up under the warmest blanket I have ever snuggled up under! The red chairs and chaise long are all very comfy and you get a lovely look at the medieval costumes made by the proprietress for sale at re-enactment fairs.

Anyway, if you like the look of it and want to find out more, you can go direct to their website ( ). Booking straight from them is cheaper than going through another source. We were in Blondel room (quite a compact one but others were larger. We wanted the children's room but they called first dibs... and happy children mean they stay away from your room for longer!).

They also do grand banquets, locally sourced food and make all their own jams which are there for sale along with pottery and local ales. the breakfasts...THE BREAKFASTS... no blog can ever do justice to ...

All in all, it was very popular with the whole family!

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