Written on: 28/07/2010 by joannascarrott (1 review written)
I have to admit I was dubious when my mum and dad suggested butlins minehead. They have both been veteran butlins holiday makers since the 50's, but as a 29 year old who's usual holiday is flying first class to babados, shanghai, cambodia or miami, I took a gulp at the thought. How wrong I was. It was FABULOUS!! I did so many things I would never have done, Ive never played bingo, Ive never done a big waterslide, Ive never seen brainiac, Ive never riden a horse though the exmoor valley, Ive never sung kareoke in an Irish bar, and Ive never had such a giggle as watching my mum and dad squeeze into a 'normal' sized double, not the super kings we have at home. I felt like a little girl in my single little bed. The whole thing was charming. The facial I had was wonderful, the staff are so nice and kind and friendly and truely enthusiastic. And the cost for all of us for 3 days with food is more than I usually pay for a night in a hotel, and it included food.
Now to the food. Its bloody diabolical. The breakfast is slightly less horrid than the butlins buffet dinner.Dont get me wrong, the staff are lovely, especially the eggs station chef guy who I always had a laugh with as his stuff was the only fresh thing available, I asked him to cook me fresh eggs as ones sitting under a hot pass for 3 hours are pretty grim. The butlins buffet breakfast is still, however, awful. Sausage, bacon beans etc all tastes the same. dont go for the dining option guys, there is a huge ocean outside the compound, and surrounding farms, even vineyards. There is no need to sit eating luke warm tasteless boiled cabbage and chicken nuggest from some central office, and the soup!! OH MY THE SOUP!! a different flavour each night, every single one WALLPAPER PASTE!. Our room had a fridge and cooking facilities, thank god, it made the burger king taste like heston blutmenthal, there is pizza hut and a pub, which though not good food is still better. The entertainment is OK if you like britains got 'talent'. I dont think britains got 'talent' but when the redcoats got on stage and the actual real hard working performers who are proffesionals did their shows it was heart felt butlins fun, they work so hard and are of high standard. all in all i loved it, so much on offer so much love and attention, wonderful atmoshphere rain or shine, great staff. Despite my snobby self I loved it. Just next time im bringing my own food!!
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