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Express by Holiday Inn City Centre

Bristol, England, United Kingdom (BRS)

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Based on 512 reviews
Centrally located near local attractions.
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One Double Bed With One Sofa Bed

  • One Double Bed
Satellite channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has a hair dryer. A sofa bed, a safe, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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One Double Bed Access Non-Smoking

  • One Double Bed
Satellite channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has a hair dryer. A sofa bed, a safe, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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One Double Bed Non-Smoking

  • One Double Bed
Satellite channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has a hair dryer. A sofa bed, a safe, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Two Single Beds

  • Two Single Beds
Satellite channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has a hair dryer. A sofa bed, a safe, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Standard Room

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  • Two Beds
Satellite channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has a hair dryer. A sofa bed, a safe, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Express by Holiday Inn City Centre
Bridge Street, Swindon, United Kingdom SN1 1BT


Express by Holiday Inn City Centre is a business-friendly hotel located in central Swindon, close to Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon Designer Outlet, and Coate Water Country Park. Additional points of interest include Lydiard Park.

Resort Details

Express by Holiday Inn City Centre features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. This 3-star property has a business center and offers a meeting/conference room and business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and express check-in. The property has designated areas for smoking.

Accommodation Details

134 air-conditioned guestrooms at Express by Holiday Inn City Centre feature coffee/tea makers and safes. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. High-speed Internet access is available. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Also included are windows that open and irons/ironing boards.

Based on 512 reviews
from Worcester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-04-2016
I had had an extremely tiring day to get to my room after a tedious check in to find that after a shower the hair dryer didn't work. Reported to reception who said they would deal with it within ten minutes. 30 minutes later still sat with soggy hair I made a second call. It happened that somebody had turned off the main switch. How was I to know that. Then neither of our room keys would work. Then the lifts wouldn't work. This the culmination to a day when at lunchtime our ordered lunch didn't... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-05-2016
This is a hotel to avoid unless you like sleeping on a rock hard bed that kills your back, being woke up in the night by traffic outside and drunk guests inside. Lack of decent customer service... Rang down and asked for more tea and milk, to be told to come to reception and get it.... When I've just got out the shower and had a young baby so went without my cuppa that morning. Why is there no bacon at breakfast?
Submitted on 08-05-2016
I stayed at The Holiday Inn Express with my partner on a busy Friday night. We originally had booked elsewhere but on arrival they had no record of our booking and had no rooms available (thanks!) so we had to call The Holiday Inn Express at the last minute and thankfully they had a room at short notice. Check in was quick and easy and despite only having asked and paid for a standard double room, we were given a large double room with sofa bed which was a nice touch after the after... Read more
Submitted on 08-05-2016
I start by saying I stay in hotels a lot. This was a great stay for my son and I , the staff were helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean and comfy, great view across Swindon , breakfast was really good and presented with care...crispy bacon which I've actually never seen in a hotel of this calibre before. I would imagine the majority of the above positive points about this holiday inn are the work of Bode, I'm guessing he's the manager .... Bode is one of those rare members of the hospital... Read more
from Truro, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-05-2016
Parking is a problem as there is none onsite. Greeting at check in was less than warm and as it was 11 pm I was less than impressed, Hotel room was as expected and was adequate. Not sure I would return.
Submitted on 04-06-2016
The staffs are extremely unfriendly, rude and not helpful at all. The service is bad. This hotel was booked by the company admin so we had to say in it but I have highlighted to the management that this hotel should be removed from the corporate list. I am sure you will find better hotels close by, don't take chances with this one. The key card doesn't work well, it needs resetting every 2 days. My colleagues room was auto checked out 'accidentally'.. And the best part is he was forced to sleep ... Read more
from Swansea South Wales
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Local to the railway station, so ideal if you need to travel. Nothing much around the area for anything else. The rooms are fine whilst the general facilities in the hotel are ok.. Parking is however away from the hotel in the main station car park.
from Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Submitted on 15-06-2016
I had a business trip to Swindon and stayed at Holiday Inn, City Centre Swindon. The hotel is centrally placed and extremely well. However, the air-conditioning of the hotel is down all across and will not be replaced before September. This was news to me and was told only after I reached my room. Do not know whether other customers were treated the same way. Did not expect Holiday Inn to get any customer for granted. Looked like they did a favour by providing me a fan.
from Launceston
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Parking is at the nearby train station, but it's poorly explained and I don't know how you're meant to know which car park to use. The guy on reception was very friendly but his command of English left me struggling to understand him. The bedroom was very average, but the lighting in the bathroom was very poor. (I work in the lighting industry and cheap lamps with low wattage are ridiculous). Poor selection of draught beer/lager comapred to the many other Holiday Inn Express I have stayed in. I ... Read more
Submitted on 03-07-2016
The staff are very helpful at this hotel. The rooms are basic but very clean, however, the beds are so uncomfortable. Having a bad back I had to put two duvets on top of the mattress and it was still uncomfortable, so I hardly slept. I wouldn't stay again for this reason I'm afraid. The facilities are good and the breakfast is sufficient. Good for business trips and if you don't suffer from a bad back!
from Haverhill, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I stayed in this Holiday Inn with a large group recently as a quick stop overnight whilst working on a job. I was not involved with the booking of the hotel so obviously do not know the cost of the stay per room. The location of the hotel was good and very central to the local town centre. Everything you could need was nearby. The staff were friendly and professional and happy to help. There is no set car park for the hotel but instead a large car park over the road that is paid for. My room... Read more
from Fayetteville, North Carolina
Submitted on 12-07-2016
First off I have to say that the staff was amazing at this hotel, there were absolutely NO complaints dealing with anyone that we dealt with. The room was clean (double room with sofa bed for our children) My only complaint was that the linens provided for the sofa bed had urine and blood stains on them-I didn't notify housekeeping, we just made due without those linens but I was surprised that those passed housekeeping. Overall the staff here made our visit, they were beyond accommodating wit... Read more
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Easy to reach Holiday Inn Express about 10 minutes walk from Swindon train station (driving may take a little longer due to one-way system). Location is the main plus here, but bear in mind it's also located very close to some of the nosier pubs in the town centre - if you aren't a sound sleeper ask for a room on a top floor (or look elsewhere). Room was fine, average for an express hotel and staff were friendly - checking in and out was hassle free. There isn't parking on site, so if travell... Read more
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Nice, big comfortable rooms with a big comfortable bed. Only minus is the shortage, and positioning of plug sockets; alarm clock, phone (charging) etc are not within reach of the bed. Every other aspect I'd rate as very good.
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Visit Swindon on a regular occasion for multiple nights most weeks. This isn't my first choice of hotel to stay with and it was clear why. The location is great, stone throw to the office and less than a 15 min walk to local restaurants and the gym. However the rooms are ok, woken up by the sound of banging doors through out the night, the isn't efficient and it's too noisy to open the window in the evening. It's kept clean and tidy but is very basic. The menu for the hotel restaurant is pret... Read more
Submitted on 17-07-2016
If I had to pay for this hotel myself I would of never of eaten in the restaurant the breakfast is free but it's obviously built into your room price , it's was cold and bland , the evening meal was rated as a minus the 1295 burger was freezing cold the soup was a cup a soup the cheesecake was crap becouse I was on business it was all payed for but tbh would never of paid for it , the room was ok but for 3 days was a bit small , and to top it all I bloody left a very expensive running trainer in... Read more
Submitted on 18-07-2016
I was in Swindon for the night with some friends as we were performing in a concert at the nearby museum. On arrival we left our car in the drop-off zone while we checked in - this was quick and efficient - and then we moved it to the nearby station, which was easy and only a minute's walk. The only slight niggle was the hotel told us the charge would be £5 for 24 hours and it was £6. Our room was clean and comfortable with all we needed. Staff are helpful and polite. Breakfast was nice with ... Read more
from Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-07-2016
When arriving you need to go in a lift to the reception away from the ground floor. All bedrooms are above this level, takes some getting used too. Warming & obliging from all staff, rooms nice & functional. Dinner menu adequate but brekkie is restricted from your normal arrangement.
from Durham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
I stay in IGH hotels every week, normally the full fat Holiday Inns and occasionally HI Expresses. Firstly, the parking is a bit of a nightmare, nowhere on the site does it tell you that the car park is actually at the station. They advertise a rate of £6 but I had to pre pay and it cost £8.40. It is also one of these hotels you simple cant walk into. Befoe you are checked in you have toseek permission to be allowed to get to reception which is on the first floor. Im all for security, but th... Read more
from Birmingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Stayed there with family. A few things to note: if you are parking using the location code given by the hotel it will not match the location code at the parking. It threw me off. Breakfast is OK but not much for veggie people. Staff helpful. They only accept checking in by a credit / debit card you cannot pay cash. Overall a good stay.
from Scotland
Submitted on 22-07-2016
I had chosen this hotel specifically because it had 24 hour checkin and I knew I would be arriving after midnight after taking part in a sports event. I had also warned the hotel in advance that this would be the case. After I checked in, on opening the door of the room I had been given, at 1am, I found it already occupied by someone else. It took some time at reception to sort this out, and I was told that because I had checked in after 11pm, my room had been reallocated. The man at reception d... Read more
from St. Neots, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
This hotel is OK for a night-- came to a deserted counter after figuring out that we had to go up a few floors via lift, and we had a hard time finding a place to recharge our phone, but the room was clean and just fine for the one-night stay. And, one of the two lifts is closed to guests from 10-4 so they can use it to service rooms, which was a bit tough since the hotel was full of eastern Europeans on a tour that were having a hard time figuring out the lift's controls. But, it's a good loc... Read more
from Lincoln, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Rooms are good, clean and inviting. The standard process for entry and registration is more typical for a short stay, uninviting for a holiday. Food was good but simple, hospitality was good at the bar/reception. The location is good for the train station or town but the parking is a bit cumbersome for anyone with lotion bags.
from Madrid, Spain
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Hotel is enough. Not bad at all. Rooms very small, there is no closet, poor in amenities. Close to the shops and train station but not in the best part of the city, if its not for business is better to be in the old town of Swindown. Suficiente. No esta mal, habitaciones pequeñas y sin armario. Muy cercano a la zona comercial y estacion de tren, pero no en la mejor zona de la ciudad, si no necesitas especificamente alojarte en esta zona es mas recomendable alojarte en la zona del Old Town.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-07-2016
I'm really not a fan of Swindon town centre but if you need to be there then this place is perfect. A little bit of a pain to find and the car park is a little away from the hotel itself but that aside its perfect (V close to the Station) Its clean and the staff make the place by the treatment they offer you A+
from Irving, Texas
Submitted on 30-07-2016
I was travelling just after midnight on my way to a cousin's home and decided that I was too tired and would have to stop for the night. Therefore, I had no reservation. I rang the bell downstairs five times over ten minutes, nobody ever responded. So I followed somebody in and went to the front desk. The desk clerk told me that I would have to come back after about an hour so that his computer could finish some kind of data back-up or processing of some kind. Well, in less than an hour fro... Read more
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Would not recommend this hotel! Worst hotel i have ever stayed in! No car park to the hotel, requested directions and these were badly described therefore did about 6 laps of the city centre. Requested extra duvets and pillows in the room when we booked and these werent there resulting in us having to wait an extra half hour to put kids to bed by this time it was gone midnight. Once entering the room they werent the cleanest. It was a hot muggy night and there was no aircon on. The room was gene... Read more
from Exeter, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Just had a pleasant weekend in Swindon staying at this hotel. It is what you would expect of a hotel in the centre of a town. Probably not the nicest bit of Swindon and it was noisy in the night (there was a Weatherspoon pub very near). However it was within walking distance to the railway museum and shopping outlet so we were both happy. Car parking is a couple of minutes walk away in the railway car park - it's £6 for 24 hours if you use the telephone number provided to book. So the hotel was... Read more
from Bath, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-08-2016
The hotel is maybe not in the best of areas but the location was brilliant for the station..... We had a room on the first floor & we were on the quiet side (so we were informed by the staff) our room was a good size, the bed was very comfortable & we had a choice of pillows either hard or soft..... There was plenty of hot water & the bath sheets definitely get a 10 out of 10 as they were very large & lovely & soft... The only complaint I would have would be that the air conditioning was not wor... Read more
from Stokesley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-08-2016
Rooms were terribly overheated, air conditioning wasn't working, and a night club next door was so loud that it could be heard distinctly through the closed windows, until well after 5 a.m. The lifts seem to have a mind of their own and will open the doors when they feel like it rather than when you want them to. A very uncomfortable night, and the only comment made by the receptionist was that we could join the Holiday Inn club and receive extra points! We won't be staying in ANY Holiday Inn a... Read more
from Gillingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-08-2016
Had a terrible Saturday night at this city centre hotel with extremely loud nightclub all night (could hear the words in the room and heavy bass beats with the window closed) until 5:30am!! Reception at hotel said this happens every Saturday - and what did we expect from a city centre hotel!! If you want a good sleep don't stay here. No mention on website or at check-in so no option of a quieter room offered.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-08-2016
The only good thing about this hotel was the location. The bed was terrible to sleep on; it felt like I was sleeping on a concrete floor. There is a very loud night club behind the hotel, so if you??re looking to get an early nights rest, good luck with that!! The music from the club was soo loud that we could hear everything that was playing; it felt like a rave in the room. The breakfast was okay, nothing special. I would no stay their again, unless I want to be up all night.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-08-2016
Stayed for one night as a transit point to explore the Cotswolds. As with any other Holiday Inn Express hotel chains, room was clean, predictable and comfortable. My room had a sofa bed as well and was reasonably spacious. Good strong water pressure for the shower. The mattress was a bit too soft to my liking though. The free breakfast with hot/continental option was a very appreciated gesture. However, on the Sunday morning, the whole area was rammed with hotel guests and tables were not clear... Read more
from Reading, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-09-2016
Clean & comfortable room. Good food choice at breakfast. Service at breakfast was an issue - staff worked their socks off to cope with 'rush hour' - but coach parties overwhelmed the operation. Lost our table between eating cereal and collecting hot food - it had been cleared very promptly and then taken by other people ... in fact dishes were cleared from our table as soon we put the cutlery down! Parking not too far from the hotel, but inconsiderate people leave cars in drop-off zone for far... Read more
Submitted on 10-09-2016
We arrived in the ground floor entrance and there was a bus load of tourists queuing for the lifts so we took the stairs, didn't realize there were 6 flights of stairs! Checked in quickly and were put on 4th floor. The room was a good size with a nice bathroom. Th room was hot so opened the window. There is a control panel for temperature but it was not working. There is a lively pub behind the hotel and there was a lot of noise until about midnight when it went quiet. I was awakened by traffic ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-09-2016
This hotel is in a good location just a couple of minutes walk away from the station with eating options very nearby. The room was clean, spacious and perfectly adequate for an overnight stay. Complimentary wifi was of a good and reliable speed. Comfortable night stay and no disruption from city centre noise. Complimentary breakfast was provided in the morning, but unfortunately there were not enough staff in order to cope with the number of guests staying that day (during a public holiday).... Read more
from Exeter, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-09-2016
My girlfriend and I stayed here, room 511, on Saturday 10 September. After reading some bad reviews about noise from a neighbouring club, and overly hot rooms, I wasn't entirely happy with my booking. On arrival we were allocated a room on floor 5. The room was lovely. Good value for money, clean and comfortable. We got in to the room at around 10pm and ordered food. We had the window open all night and I could not hear a single noise. Bear in mind this was a Saturday night. I couldn't eve... Read more
from Brisbane
Submitted on 22-09-2016
We spent about a week at this hotel with my wife and daughter. Very close to train and bus station. Rooms are very clean. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included and has a good array of choices. The dinner menu is reasonable prices and a good selection. All meals we had here were good quality. Overall this hotel did exceed our expectations. A special mention to Bode and his team. What a legend! Always greets you with a big smile and loves a chat and a laugh whilst remaining ve... Read more
from Teddington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
We didn't even get to check into our room here as the receptionist didnt buzz us through for ages (Don't understand why you can't just go in?!) When the RUDE staff finally let us in, the strong smell of smoke hits you and there are cigarette butts everywhere!!! The paint is peeling off the walls and its disgusting!!!! Extremely disappointed!! We did not check in as we had out 2 and 7 year old with us and was not willing to stay in a dirty hotel!! The receptionist refused to cancel our bookin... Read more
from Dursley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
A very nice size room for Sarah and I to share, very clean etc as expected, my only moan was that the window only opened to leave a gap of 20mm therefore the room was too warm. The location for Swindon Center was excellent, Buffet breakfast was good with the exception of poor quality cheap sausages, these were awful. The staff were excellent. Hotel parking is £5 but you have to park somewhere to get the info so we used the nearby huge station carpark at £8/day, the hotel could be less unhelpfu... Read more
from UK
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Tell someone you're staying in a Holiday Inn Express in Swindon and the response is usually not hugely enthusiastic but credit where it's due here. I stayed 1 night for work purposes and have previously stayed in this hotel 4 or 5 times over the last few months and I generally can't fault it. The car parking is a bit of a faff having to park in the loading bay and collect the code from reception before then driving across the road to the Railway Station parking but once you've done it once and ... Read more
from Weymouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Taken here on a short coach break we found that whilst acceptable, the hotel, rooms and food have been well overtaken by competitor hotel chains. The entrance to the hotel is bleak, though when you do reach the lobby on the first floor the staff are pleasant. Our room, fortunately on a high floor, thus reducing the city centre traffic and nightclub noise, was clean and tidy, though showing some signs of wear, and the lighting level in the room and bathroom can only be described as dim. The ro... Read more
Submitted on 01-10-2016
Stayed here last night. If you want a good nights sleep forget it! You won't get one end of story full of noisy stag night and students drunk! Parking is awfull the train stn is half mile away. If your a coach driver you have no where to park except one bay in bus station which is always full! The staff at the hotel talk down to you if you have a problem! I'm a coach driver and stay in hundreds of hotels a year don't stay here!
from Derby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Tour company put us here overnight, due to difficult in-bound travel, had just 30mins to get ready for evening meal, we were a little more late due to unbelievably complicated lift operation using room key card. We were surprised when our meal was served virtually in the reception area. The meal was not from the regular menu and was totally uninspiring with rolls for soup/pate running out several times, the main course for us was Shepherds/Cottage pie with partially cooked veg. Desserts looked p... Read more
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Dont order food takes a week to come to our table.. subway next door must do well from those unserved.. Bedrooms are service is really letting the rest down I waited over an hour after ordering.. in the end after had to just leave
from Grimsby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-10-2016
On a Coach Tour and arrived in the evening after a hectic day in Bath. We were ushered to the Cafeteria where we had a choice of starter (Soup or Pate) followed by the main which consisted of either Shepherds Pie or a Pasta dish. A choice of dessert followed. The Restaurant Manager was a charming gentleman and nothing was too much trouble for him and his staff. Our room was clean and comfortable, and had everything that you needed including a kettle (one tip there are not enough Tea Bags and M... Read more
from London
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Miserable greeting at reception, not friendly in any way. Got to my room to find it was an accessible disabled room & quite rightly these rooms should be available at hotels. I found it a bit depressing especially the bathroom which was an open room with big floor area for shower & toilet obviously to access a wheelchair but the loo & shower were close, no petition off part & it just wasn't inviting but again I stress has to be that lay out if you have disabilities. Went to reception to ask t... Read more
from Derby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Stopped here on 22 October 2016. Room excellent apart from not enough milk tea or sugar. It was chaos on arrival as we were given key card from our driver and a bus load of people trying to get to their rooms. I can understand key card entry cos of entrance and lifts near to Road. Choice of evening meal. Starters ok but main not so good. Shepherds pie grizzly and lumpy potatoes topping with no gravy. Or pasta. My partner could not eat it. Expensive beer. Breakfast goid choice but wasn't hot. Go... Read more
from Swindon, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-11-2016
I paid online for a room back in August 20th it stated on my booking I could have a late check I arrived and the receptionist stated I could not check in he was rude. Although after getting a full refund and having to go elsewhere I felt I did not have really receive a proper apology lucky for me I found somewhere else to stay
from Swansea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-11-2016
This hotel is ideal if you are travelling by rail as it is approximately ten minutes walk from the train station. We were checked in efficiently and as requested were able to check in earlier than the stipulated 1400 which meant we could freshen up after our journey and then make the most of our visit to Swindon. Our room 518 was situated on the top floor. It was a sunny room with views over the rooftops of Swindon. It was clean, comfortable and cosy. A minor issue of no shower gel was quickly r... Read more
from Buckinghamshire
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Stayed for two nights as part of a meeting at the hotel. First night was fine, but second night had noisy neighbours from hell in adjoining room, separated only by door. Problem reported to night manager and apparently marked as resolved - though it wasn't; noise continued throughout night. No feedback, no offer to change rooms. Worst night in a British hotel. Very poor. Otherwise OK, breakfast was good. But would not stay again.
from Crewe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-11-2016
I stay here 4/5 days a week every week and I love it here nice clean rooms really friendly staff which have all taken the time to get to know myself and colleagues I would recommend this hotel to anyone requiring to stay if working in swindon
Submitted on 14-11-2016
My friend and I stayed here for a 4 night mini break as an inexpensive way of visiting Bath. The hotel is in an excellent location, a 5 minute walk from the railway station and very close to town centre shops and designer outlet village. We found the breakfast more than adequate and in plentiful supply. We are late risers, often going to breakfast 15mins prior to closing, and yet the availability of scrambled egg, delicious sausages & thick rashers of back bacon was the same as for the early ... Read more