Bunkhouse accommodation at the Plume of Feathers
This pretty girl must like her job. I watched her dealing with customers for a few minutes after I arrived
at the Plume of Feathers in Princetown. The campsite at the rear of the pub has been on my website
for a few years, but I wanted to take a look at the bunkhouse facilities as I mention them too, and my
website followers know that I like to have a proper look round at accommodation before I can recommend.
Not only was Kate good at pulling pints, but she met and greeted with a genuine smile and overhearing
her conversation with a German couple who drove their giant campervan in as I arrived, I think she did
a very good job of explaining all they needed to know as she booked them in and gave out keys for
the shower block. Yes they pulled a face to discover that there was no electrical hook up, but what
they were getting in return was a stay in a natural field in an area of great beauty, and I had to keep
myself from rushing forth and telling them that. Nice to see a large vase of real flowers on the bar.
The bunkhouse accommodation is in two parts. One being upstairs at the back of the pub. Kate nipped
out from the bar to show me round this section. Upstairs to several small bedrooms with just 2 sets
of wooden bunkbeds in each. Sturdy bunks with spotlessly clean bed linen. A window in each room.
The 'Ladies' and 'Gents' were also nice and clean. With toilet cubicles and showersin good order.
Hot air dryers in both. Seasoned backpackers know all about drying their hair under these.
The kitchen/common room has all you will need to organise a meal, plus a few tables with crockery,
cutlery, mugs etc. Flat screen tv, kettle, microwave, hot water. Things to restore any tired traveller.
This (above) is the other bunkhouse through the open courtyard. Handy for sitting outside with drinks.
You could of course find something to eat on the blackboard menus on show inside the bars.
Here's a few of the selections :-
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2 of the 5 choices off the Starters menu: Homemade Minestrone Soup, roll & butter £4.95
Saffron battered Jumbo Prawns with a tangy lemon mayonnaise £5.95
2 of the 6 or 7 choices on the Chef's Daily Specials board:
Baked salmon fillet on a bed of stir fried sweet shilli, pac choi + noodles £12.95
Chargrilled 8oz steak marinated in a lime & Jalapeno chilli spice, buttered corn on the cob
with an avocado & tomato salsa with chipped potatoes £14.95
Pie menu all £10.95 - Minced Beef and Onion, Turkey & Ham, Beef & Ale or Chicken & Asparagus
4 choices on the Salad Menu including Chicken Caesar Salad, Garlic Croutons & Parmesan Shavings £11.95
and the desserts menu offers Bread & Butter pudding, Belgian Waffle with caramel sauce + Vanilla Ice Cream
and Tart au Citron all £4.95 The Apple tart and the lemon & lime cheesecake on this occasion is SOLD OUT
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I can't comment on the food. I took my last photo at 5.30 and had to be home to make Rob's dinner.
Maybe Keith at the Plume of Feathers will invite me to give it a try ....!
Take a look at the Plume of Feathers B&B website