A Real Gem – The Green Bough Hotel, Chester

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Nestled in the middle of the infamous ‘B&B Mile’ that is Hoole Road, sits the most beautiful 4* (fifteen bedroom) AWARD WINNING boutique hotel.

I have known owners Phil & Janice Martin for many years and always enjoyed my visits to see them there, but I had never stayed at The Green Bough Chester Hotel until last night.

Invited by General Manager David Shearsby, I was really looking forward to spending a quiet night in this lovely sanctuary which is only a mile or so outside Chester city center. So after a busy day and a (grueling) gym session(!), I arrived to be greeted by Duty Manager Michael on reception and taken straight up to my room, the Dunham Suite. I ordered a glass of white rioja (which arrived in about 4 minutes flat, perfectly chilled and perfectly large), kicked off my stilettos and pottered happily about my beautiful bedroom & lounge before ordering room service; pancetta & prawn risotto.

Nathan arrived just half an hour later with the most stunning bowl of risotto I can ever remember having, absolutely delicious and hot right to the end!

After an hour or so of work it was time for bed (with Ted of course). I had a more than peaceful nights sleep (not a sound!) and woke this morning to my chosen newspaper, BBC Breakfast and a proper cup of tea in a proper mug (which I LOVE) accompanied by a home-made shortbread biscuit to tide me over til breakfast(!!)

My night’s stay was finished off with a superb Full English with AMAZING bacon (I learned from Janice that husband Phil visits Liverpool Market at 5am regularly to source the very best produce), beautifully delivered by Nathan who definitely deserves a special mention.

This beautiful 4* Hotel in Chester is much, much more than a gorgeous bedroom or suite. With its roof terrace, cosy lounge & bar and Olive Tree Restaurant (plus parking), this is a sanctuary just outside the city centre where everyone is welcome. Room rates are exceptionally reasonable for the quality and service offered and there is a varied selection of ‘fine dine & stay’ packages in The Accommodation Collection to excite and delight you all!

And if you’re just having a nose, then you’re more than welcome too.

Welcome to The Green Bough Chester Hotel.

Owners Phil & Janice Martin also have a Cookery School (Cheshire Cooks Cookery School) which we will be featuring on WLC too.

You’ll see them both on www.welovecheshire.co.uk very soon.