United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The film is made from three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. The first, 'The Ant and the Grasshopper' concerns the trials and tribulations a ne'er-do-well brother, Tom Ramsey (Nigel Patrick), puts his prim-and-proper businessman brother, George Ramsey (Roland Culver) through. The escapades that drive George to absolute distraction eventually wins the hand of the world's third richest girl, Margaret Vyne), for shiftless Tom; 'Winter Cruise' finds the crew of a cargo boat becoming unglued by the endless chatter of a spinster passenger named Miss Reid (Kay Walsh.) In a desperate attempt to silence the prattling busybody, the ship's officers browbeat a French steward, Pierre (Jacques Francois) into making love to her. The results provide some astounding surprises for the officers, Pierre, and, for certain, Miss Reid; In 'The Gigolo and the Gigolette' segment, beautiful daredevil Stella Cotman (Glynis Johns), who entertains the jaded guests of a resort hotel by diving nightly from an eighty-foot platform into a flaming tank, is losing her nerve. ...Encore - 3 Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
Advantages: Amazing period features, friendly staff, great food, four-poster bed Disadvantages: Could be expensive, not much parking, small beds
...A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have a wedding to go to in Wells, Somerset. I'd never been to Wells before and I was impressed with what a lovely place it was. Not only does it boast a beautiful cathedral, it also has a very impressive bishop's keep surrounded by a mote.
Prices and Booking
As the wedding was quite early in the morning we decided to go down the night before...
Advantages: lovely rooms, friendly staff, good location, cheap, good breakfast Disadvantages: stairs
...there so I used my sat-nav which got me right to the door. If you're driving too, you'll be happy to know there is plenty on street parking right outside the hotel and all along Hermitage Place which is where the hotel lives. If you are getting a train in, the taxi fare from Princes Street is just under £8 and you can get the number 21 and 25 busses directly to the door of the hotel for the princely...
Advantages: Breakfast, Rooms Disadvantages: Pricey Bar
...We booked this hotel with a groupon voucher which cost £99 for two nights with Breakfast which I think is a lot cheaper than the hotel actually charges as standard.
Check in was quick and efficient and our room was ready even though we were early.
The room was very nice a descent size with a HUGE bed bigger than a king size.
The Bed was nice and comfy as well.
The Bathroom was a bit small but...