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Winelodge Hotel Lowestoft Review

So thought a night away was in order as its been a while and I do like to travel and explore all places so wanted to try the East coast of England.

While looking for cheap last minute hotel deals I kept getting results for a new place I had never seen Winelodge hotel rooms.

These rooms where next to the Winelodge bar / nightclub or behind the Winelodge bar / canteen.

Generally I like to stay in a premier inn as often had the best experiences with these and never really been let down but I’m all up for trying new places.

So in Lowestoft there are 2 Winelodge locations looking very similar to a Wetherspoon’s pub was my first thought but images of the room’s looked nice and prices decent.

It said there was 50 parking spaces outside the main location you could park at and yep no problem got a space although I would guess more like 20-30 spaces looking at it.

Bar all looked nice and all was modern and tidy, was told we where down the road at the second location which was literally 1 minute walk down the road at a smaller Winelodge bar and canteen.

The rooms where round the back and it felt a little like you where waking into the kitchen or bins area going up to find the room.

Rooms where nice and modern and simple though so no complaints with a nice size shower.

The sink on the other hand hmm had a shelf right above it and was so small you could not really use it mainly due to the shelf location.

Bed was comfy and nice had good tv and tea coffee Ect so all good there.

Main problem was its location on one of the hottest weeks for years had to shut all the windows as noise coming from the street woke us up a fair few times as its right on a roundabout and side road.

Had food and drinks in both locations very similar indeed to Wetherspoon’s with the drinks just being a little more on the expensive side.

I will say breakfast was very good and the chef at the bar and canteen deserves a pay rise as he seemed to have to run it all by himself while we where there and was nice bloke making a nice breakfast.

Overall I don’t think I would stay again at a Winelodge due to the noise situation and I wonder what it would’ve been like staying at the nightclub rooms up the road.

Overall if your looking for just a cheap room you can get them for around £50 with breakfast but I think for a little more the premier inn is a little more professional and higher quality.

The Pineapple Mai Tai cocktail was tasty though!

Iron Maiden – The Trooper by Robinsons Brewery

The Trooper Beer by Robinsons Brewery.

So as a big iron maiden fan (^up the irons^), i was really looking forward to buying and trying some of the new trooper beer which was made and brewed at the Robinsons brewery with the input and help from lead singer Bruce Dickinson who is a big real ale fan.

It’s taken me a while to find some for sale as was a large demand for it early on but my local beer shop finally got some in and i bought 4 bottles to taste.

First thing I will say is I love the bottle the labels are all brilliant and look top notch.

Unsure of how it would taste I opened my first bottle and poured slowly into a pint glass.

It has a very dark colour and texture and upon first taste I was pleased to report it was actually pretty good nice bold flavour and a kind of thick strong aroma to it.

I will be keeping one bottle sealed as a collectors bottle but I would certainly buy more to drink in the future.

I’m not sure it would ever become my first choice and I think Stella for me still wins as a beer of choice, but cider I have to say is my overall top choice in alcoholic drinks.

I will be buying some more and I would certainly say give it a try I don’t think you will be let down with its fruity zesty flavour.

Thumbs up to maiden great drink for a amazing band.


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