An over night stay at The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel

Last month, after spending a luxurious night at Tylney Hall, we set off on the next step of our journey across to The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel. . The Angel is a delightful 17th century coaching inn set in the market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire, overlooking the marketplace, giving the perfect location to explore in the area.

Dating back to 1751, the hotel has been refurbished to offer modern, contemporary style bedrooms and offers a hotel leisure club, restaurant and walled courtyard garden. And we couldn’t wait to check it out!

With a free car park to the back of the hotel, we were able to park up, check in and were directed to our rooms. With there being six of us we were given two interconnecting bedrooms, each sleeping three, with two bathrooms, making it perfect for a larger family.

The bedrooms were both spacious, modern and spotlessly clean, and The Angel had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible with some really thoughtful touches for the children. For us grown ups it was great to be greeted with a bottle of red wine to enjoy later that evening…

And for the children there were activity packs and flannels, plus soft drinks which we were very grateful for due to the warm weather that weekend! I really loved that the flannels/activity packs were relevant to the shows/films my children are into right now, they really were so excited about them.

In the bathroom was a selection of toiletries including bubble bath for the children which again was such a lovely gesture!

After unpacking our things there was only one place the children wanted to go – the pool! Heated, and indoor, the pool is perfect for small children like ours. The water was the perfect temperature and with the sun beaming through the windows it was lovely and warm to lie back on one of the loungers and simply relax…..well as much as is possible with four children!

My only qualm about the leisure facilities was that the changing rooms could have been a little more spacious. With just one shower and two small cubicles, I would have liked to see a family changing room, particularly for those like me with a larger family. Luckily our room was very close to the pool so we were able to wrap the children up in towels and carry them back to have a shower in the room and get dressed for dinner.

We had already made a reservation in The Brasserie that evening and on arrival we realised that we were the only diners in there at that time. I couldn’t help but feel a huge sigh of relief that we could simply relax, enjoy our food and not have to worry too much about disturbing anyone else’s meal!

The menu had a great selection of food and I have to say, it was all very “us” after the very formal dinner the previous night. After placing our order the waitress brought over a selection of colouring sheets and crayons to entertain the children while we waited for our food.

For starter the children all had garlic bread, which is always a hit, and I had soup whilst Gaz had fishcakes. I love that they have a gluten free menu available and I didn’t have to miss out on the bread roll as happens way too many times when we eat out!

For our main course Lewis and I both went for braised blade of beef which was so delicious and perfectly cooked!

Gaz went for something a little more adventurous with a Moroccan lamb tagine which looked equally appetising.

The children all ordered from the children’s menu and chose chicken goujons and chips. I was pleased to see they were made from actual chicken fillets rather than processed meat, and the fries were so good I *may* have had to help them out with a few…

Despite being fit to burst we couldn’t resist ordering desserts – ice cream for the kids and I, and chocolate fudge cake for Lewis.

After we had finished our meal we didn’t feel at all pushed to leave the table and were able to just sit back, relax, and have a chat with the waitress about the local area. I didn’t catch the waitresses name but she couldn’t have been any more friendly and didn’t seem at all phased by Megan and Harry pulling silly faces at her the whole time!

Back in our room, after a busy two days it wasn’t long before the children were fast asleep and Gaz and I decided to join them. The beds were so comfy that I really didn’t want to get up the following morning when our alarm sounded for breakfast!

The early start was well worth it when we made it down to discover a huge range of breakfast items including a continental buffet, a full English, and a huge array of breads, pancakes and pastries.

We had such a lovely stay at The Angel Hotel and, with children under 12 staying for free with two full paying adults (terms and conditions apply), I would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable family hotel, close to all amenities, and in the perfect location to explore Longleat Safari Park and the surrounding area.

We will be sharing our review of Longleat Safari Park this coming week here on the blog so stay tuned!!


** We were guests of The Angel Hotel in exchange for this review. All words and opinions are our own *

The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel - Where To Stay In Chippenham? | If you are looking for a family friendly hotel with pool in Chippenham then take a look at The Angel Hotel. With great family rooms and facilities for all ages, it is in an ideal location if you need a hotel near Longleat Safari Park. This post gives one families review as they travel with their 4 children



  1. May 13, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    What a fabulous looking hotel. I love period properties so I am totally in love with that hotel.

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Me too! It was really lovely to have something so historic but also modern too! xx

  2. May 13, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Looks like a great hotel and the food in the restaurant is making me hungry.
    It is so much fun to stay at a place that has such history.

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:32 am

      It was a really lovely hotel Melissa and so great for families! xx

  3. May 13, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    This sounds lovely and like it had a lot of character. I also love that they put together activity packs for children – what a sweet and thoughtful touch!

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:32 am

      Oh me too! It’s things like that which make a real difference! xx

  4. May 13, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    What a lovely hotel , it looks fabulous with lovely facilities perfect for a family break.

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:32 am

      It had everything we needed and the food was great, the kids had a blast! xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:33 am

      It was a great place to stay, and perfect location too! xx

  5. May 13, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    This looks a fab hotel – I love the little extras for the kids. We’re about half an hour from Chippenham so I’ll definitely be recommending it to friends and family who come to visit the area ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Oh that’s perfect! I LOVE that area, you’re very lucky living down there. xx

  6. May 13, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    I love when hotels do small things to make your stay a little more special. This hotel looks very nice and it looks like your family had a great time.

  7. May 13, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    This hotel looks amazing! Sounds like a perfect place to stay with family. The foods look so good too.

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:34 am

      It was the perfect family hotel, we couldnt have asked for anything more really! xx

  8. May 13, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    We stayed at a few Best Western hotels. We always had a great time. They offer great amenities and are always clean!

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:34 am

      Yes it was spotless Jenn! I will definitely be staying at other Best Western hotels in the future! xx

  9. Marie Blake
    May 14, 2018 / 1:39 am

    Looks great! That courtyard looks gorgeous……as does the food!! Looks like you had a fab time.

  10. May 14, 2018 / 1:44 am

    That looks like a lovely place to stay! I love it when hotels do little, thoughtful things to make the stay just a bit more special for the kids (and for the adults!), it always makes my kids so happy (love the bubble bath for them!) The food looks absolutely amazing as well, especially that chocolate fudge cake!

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Yes! It makes a big difference, the kids felt so special too! I was jealous of the fudge cake although my ice cream was amazing! xx

  11. May 14, 2018 / 4:54 am

    What a beautiful hotel. This is definitely a place that I would bring my family!

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:37 am

      It’s a really lovely family hotel! xx

  12. May 14, 2018 / 5:30 am

    This is such a grand looking hotel, and the food looks so tasty x

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:38 am

      It was delicious Rhian! xx

  13. May 14, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Gosh that does look lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ We went to Longleat a few years ago and had an amazing time so I look forward to the review

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:38 am

      It’s such a great day out isn’t it? We LOVED it! xx

  14. May 14, 2018 / 9:27 am

    It’s so wonderful that they cater for the children as well. So many places don’t seem to do that. It looks like you all had a fabulous time.

  15. May 14, 2018 / 10:04 am

    How awesome that they include things for the kids. The Best Westerns here in the US don’t do that. That’s puzzling. #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      May 14, 2018 / 10:38 am

      I had no idea they had Best Westerns in the US! Shame about the kids things though! xx

  16. May 14, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Glad to know you and your family had a wonderful stay. We book our trips with Best Western as well. Love their accommodation and services.

  17. May 14, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Love the childrenโ€™s activity packs and the bottle of red wine! Thatโ€™s a nice touch. Sounds like a family good stay ๐Ÿ™‚ #BigPinkLink x

  18. May 14, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    It looks like a really great place to stay and the food looks amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Crystal
    May 14, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Wow that place looks so stately and inviting! And that pool is amazing – I bet it is wonderful on a sunny day! It looks like your family had a fantastic time with lots of memories.

  20. May 14, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Oh wow this place looks amazing! What a place to visit! #BigPinkLink

  21. May 14, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Sounds like you had such a great stay and the food looks yummy too xxx

  22. May 14, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    This place sounds amazing!! I love that it was so family friendly and the food looks incredible. It is a bit rubbish that the hanging rooms were so small, I bet you were relived your room was so close. Looks like you all had a great time and the bedrooms look beautiful xx

  23. May 14, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    That sounds like a really good hotel for a larger family. As a family of 5 we struggle with rooms but his works brilliant. Lovely pictures

  24. May 14, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    So many hotels claim to be family-friendly and so few really are. This one looks amazing and a beautiful building too #BigPinkLink

  25. May 14, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel sounds like a great place to stay! Looks like you had lots of fun.

  26. May 15, 2018 / 6:48 am

    What an incredible hotel, whenever I visit the Best Westin hotels there are always a hit or miss but this one seems really incredible.

  27. May 15, 2018 / 10:42 am

    You have been staying at some great places lately and this one looks gorgeous. Shame about the changing room size but at least you didnโ€™t have far to go to the room. The dishes you had for dinner look absolutely delicious, mouth watering

  28. May 15, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Mine would want to be straight in that pool too – looks like a lovely hotel to stay in

  29. May 15, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    What a lovely hotel. The added touches for the children are so cute and I bet they really appreciated them x

  30. May 15, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    This looks like a lovely hotel with great food. It had a lot to live up to after Tylney Hall!

  31. May 15, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Best Western’s are such great options for travelling – you always know you’re going to get a good hotel when booking there. The little extras for the kids are great!
    C x

  32. May 16, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Such lovely gestures for the kids! Dinner looked delicious xx

  33. Lesley Renshaw
    May 16, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    We booked to stay here for our anniversary, which I mentioned to the hotel and when we arrived there was a complimentary bottle of bubbly waiting for us which was a lovely touch. The staff were lovely! They even upgraded us to the four-poster bedroom as the hotel was quiet. We never realised there was a pool but as it’s right in the centre of town quickly nipped out to buy a costume, etc and took a dip before enjoying a lovely evening meal. As we’re quite local, we pop in for food even now and again. Now I’ve seen how well they treat the kids, we might take my daughter with us next time x

  34. May 16, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous hotel and I love how family friendly they are, to me it’s always the small details and little touches and leaving treats for the kids you know it”s going to be good from the get go! Putting this on the list of places to check out, thanks for sharing

    Laura x

  35. May 17, 2018 / 10:40 am

    What a great family hotel. So lovely to include welcome packs for the children too and have Matey bubble bath for them. Makes such a change in a hotel. #bigpinklink

  36. May 18, 2018 / 10:53 am

    What a great hotel it looks really lovely there. I especially love the fact they made a point of making sure the children had some fun goodies in the welcome pack. A lot of places overlook that when families visit.

  37. May 18, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Looks like a nice hotel! Love the pool! Food looks great too!

  38. May 19, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Sounds like the perfect place to stay to me #bigpinklink

  39. May 20, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I love the fact they have thought about the flannels and the matey bubble bath (I use to have that as a child and didn’t realise you could still get it!). The food looks brilliant too, sounds like the perfect stay x

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