Daily Mail

Classy Clive­den

- Channel 4

I hAD al­ways wanted to stay at Clive­den to see how the other half lives and to walk in the foot­steps of Churchill, roy­alty and film stars.

My hus­band and I booked one night last year, and it was ev­ery­thing we had ex­pected. Fan­tas­tic am­bi­ence, a per­fect din­ner, won­der­ful suite and cock­tails to die for!

So you can imag­ine my shock when I watched the fly- on- the- wall Chan­nel 4 doc­u­men­tary A Very

Bri­tish Coun­try House about this his­toric ho­tel.

it was full of loud-mouthed, vul­gar and brash peo­ple mak­ing un­rea­son­able de­mands on the ever-pa­tient and pro­fes­sional staff.

one woman com­plained she hadn’t been served crisps with her cham­pagne on the terrace, only olives.

The staff were up­set when wed­ding party speeches over­ran and the food got cold and bed­rooms were left in a mess by thought­less guests.

i am just pleased i saw Clive­den at its best. PAULA BREW­STER, Dick­le­burgh, Nor­folk.

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