Ely Online recently received an email from tourist Thomas Bewley and he was far from happy with his visit…
‘My wife and I are gradually visiting all the cathedral cities of England. I have to tell you how very disappointed we were, apart from the magnificent Cathedral, by our visit March 28-30.
From a limited choice of accommodation we booked a room in a smallish hotel in a quiet part of the city – it was quite simply the worst hotel we have been to in 30 years – extremely shabby, dirty and run down, but not cheap!
The only tea room near the Cathedral was closed down (arriving at 4 and wanting to look round the Cathedral and stained glass museum before it closed we were too late for the cath. refectory) and later there was hardly a restaurant in town. One near the centre was advertised as being open every day but showed no sign of life; not wanting a hotel bar meal we settled in the end for an Indian. Luckily on Tuesday we found the very recently opened Boat House – an oasis in a culinary desert!
Have to do much better, I am afraid.’
Does he have a point?