Holiday Inn for good poached eggs

Back to work after the early May Bank Holiday and I’m working in leafy Surrey. The toss up between Premier Inn and Holiday Inn was won by the Holiday Inn Guildford which was marginally cheaper than the nearest Premier Inn.

Yesterday, after I’d got my breakfast from the hot buffet, I discovered that you could you could get poached eggs to order so, when I checked in for breakfast this morning, I ordered two poached eggs. They arrived fairly quickly, in their own little bowl. They looked perfect! I carefully transferred them to my plate, without the water that they were sitting in and tucked in. The eggs were the right shape and perfectly cooked, and even better than that, there was fresh black pepper to grind over them!

Pity I didn’t notice the “eggs cooked to order” notice until too late yesterday. I will be staying here again the next time I’m in this part of the country.

A Premier Breakfast deserving the name!

Working in Wokingham for a couple of days and needed somewhere to stay. The Premier Inn website told me the closest was the hotel in Bracknell that I stayed in recently, so I decided to look to see what else was available. I ended up in the Premier Inn Reading South (Grazeley Green). It’s not the closest, but I really didn’t want to stay in the same hotel as last time.

It took a few minutes for my order to be taken, but it seemed that other people’s food came out fairly quickly, so I wasn’t overly hopeful about what I was about to receive. What did arrive was two perfectly egg-shaped, poached eggs that were cooked to perfection with nice and crispy hash browns. If I wanted to be picky, in my search for perfection, the breakfast here just needs to be served on hot plates to keep everything warm. If I wanted to be even pickier, it would be good if there was black pepper on the tables.

I don’t normally comment on the evening meals, but last night the food was really good for a pub attached to a Premier Inn. It is part of the Chef & Brewer chain, and these are normally better than the usual places that are associated with Premier Inns.

Sadly, I was only staying here for one night, but I will be staying here again the next time I’m in this part of the country.