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What Our Guests Say

We are proud of the service we offer our guests and welcome feedback from anyone who has stayed or dined with us. See what our guests say below.

Whether you’ve enjoyed a weekend away in the luxurious Talbooth House, sampled the delicious fish and chips at The Pier or celebrated with a birthday meal at Talbooth Restaurant, we’d love to hear about your experiences.

Below are a few examples of the recent lovely messages and reviews we’ve received recently.

We had nothing but praise and have highly recommended this Milsom Way Walk

From the moment we stepped into Milsoms again we were greeted warmly (The Manager whom we had met previously at our nephew’s wedding in August and another staff member who was on duty too was great) nothing at all was any trouble. The hospitality you give is truly excellent in all areas…the simplest of things you do, does make that touch…. Again we loved our room, food and wine!

Right from the start the service was amazing

I just wanted to say thank you to you and the team at Milsoms for making Garry’s day special .

Right from the start the service was amazing and the food lovely we were so well looked after and thanks also for catering for his Mum.

We had a wonderful time and I would hire the room again at a flash

It was the perfect stay and everything that we hoped for.

We stayed at Milsoms this weekend and had private dining in the library for my 60th birthday celebrations. I would like to thank all of the staff who made the whole weekend so special. The service across the hotel and particularly from Sarah during my birthday meal was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and we really appreciated this positive approach from everyone who was working in the hotel. It was the perfect stay and everything that we hoped for. We look forward to visiting again soon, Best Wishes, D

We had nothing but praise and have highly recommended this Milsom Way Walk

From the moment we stepped into Milsoms again we were greeted warmly (The Manager whom we had met previously at our nephew’s wedding in August and another staff member who was on duty too was great )nothing at all was any trouble. The hospitality you give is truly excellent in all areas…the simplest of things you do, does make that touch…. Again we loved our room, food and wine!

Our stay @ The Kesgrave was stunning. We felt very privileged and loved our stay in the room. The warm greeting we received at the reception on arrival and again on departure was perfect! We were asked about our walk and interest and interaction were shown .. again the simplest of touches do make it. What we did notice was, when the reception staff were checking us out, a lady came from the back office and enquired if we had enjoyed our stay, and again great interaction was commented on. Thank you.

We must say though a special nod to the lovely young staff member whom came to pick us up from the Maybush Inn; truly lovely …. We were laughing because we thought we were running late that day as our 2nd walk seemed to take much longer; but we asked if we could be cheeky and have a couple of drinks as a celebratory achievement and that was no issue at all and the staff member gave us an hour and arrived for us as planned. In fact the staff member was waiting in the car park and we were waiting outside and they felt they should apologise to us… not the case at all! We engaged in conversation throughout the drive back to Kesgrave and it was easy banter…just great. A credit to the hotel ….

Actually that is something that has to be acknowledged throughout our stay that staff we engaged with feel recognised for their hard work and that today in the hospitality industry is something one should be proud of…

The evening meal was superb, the staff member on duty that evening was excellent and we engaged in a conversation with them about the party that had been held at The Talbooth on the Sunday evening (Employer of the Year). Again they spoke about recognition and thoroughly enjoyed the evenings entertainment. They also apologised because we had actually been invited to a Taster Evening @ The Pier but was unfortunately cancelled … (thank you for the invitation to that)!
Again on the check out (different member of staff ) was delightful …

As mentioned earlier our nephew Jack now lives in the area and we spent a few days with himself and his husband after our stay. We had nothing but praise and have highly recommended this Milsom Way Walk to his colleagues, friends and family.

An absolute great experience and superb value for money too…thank you .

May we extend our kindest regards to everyone and warmly wish you continued successes in all areas of your establishments.

At least for a parent, there is no greater happiness than to see your child fed.

I wanted to write and thank you for an excellent stay at the Harwich Pier. Although the idea of Harwich came to us late, we were ever so pleased that we came to you. Given [name hidden] allergies, we have often had to compromise when we go to restaurants and chains where the menu is set and the kitchen remains inflexible. At the Pier, it is the first time she has ever had a Christmas or a full 3 course meal since she was born. I was extremely happy that chef Andy and his team were able to innovate and bring us delectable dishes which she savoured. As simple as it sounds, the garlic bread, the pudding, the fried rice and others have given us ideas. At least for a parent, there is no greater happiness than to see your child fed. Your team went over and above so for that I remain thankful and will be sure to pass on the word to others. It has also increased our confidence in being able to go out and have her allergies managed in the future.

The rooms were so comfy and every detail of the stay had been considered.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who made our stay absolutely amazing!! Special thanks to Chelsea who couldn’t do enough for us. Everyone was so lovely and we all had a fab time. The food was great and plentiful! The rooms were so comfy and every detail of the stay had been considered. I would highly recommend and, hopefully, definitely be back!

Only regret was that they couldn’t stay longer

I just wanted to drop a quick line to you to say how amazing your staff were last week when we had 11 guests booked into your hotel. Each and every one of them went above and beyond to make our special guests so welcome and comfortable. They were also extremely helpful when we needed to find urgent transport and could not have done more to help! The feedback we had from our group was amazing and all the guests felt very well looked after – only regret was that they couldn’t stay longer!

Lovely room overlooking the estuary and the food was sumptuously tasty.

Just spent a few days at the Pier; as ever the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Lovely room overlooking the estuary and the food was sumptuously tasty. Will be back soon!

You went out of your way to meet our requests

We had a fantastic time and your staff were fantastic also!! I have enjoyed the cinema evenings very much & the excellent meal after. I just want to say a big thank you for all your work to make our event at The Angel on 28th May so special. You and everyone we dealt with were always flexible and helpful with our arrangements and went out of your way to meet our requests. We were especially grateful about your storing and serving up the anniversary cake that my mum and sister had made as this gave us a chance for speeches. Waitresses were also very helpful fitting in with our timing and serving tea and squash for the children. We have had lots of praise for the location and the food, which was delicious! Particular praise all around for the fish and chips and the Thai chicken curry, and the children loved their ice cream sundaes. We had a very special and memorable day and will definitely recommend you to others. Many thanks again.

Thanks again for the fabulous stay and your time

Just a quick line to say a huge thank you for our stay at the Pier last week. We were thoroughly spoiled (especially by the lovely Caroline at breakfast and the boys on the bar – where we spent far too much time!!). Such a lovely break, Thanks again for the fabulous stay and your time.

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