Hotel wins back critics on Channel 4 show

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A hotel near Daventry became the focus of a television documentary at the weekend.

Fawsley Hall was featured in Ruth Watson Means Business investigating businesses which have been subject to some bad online reviews and guest complaints.

In the Channel 4 show, Tripadvisor critics are invited to return to the hotel after previous criticisms have been addressed in an effort to turn their opinions around.

In this episode, one of 15, the critics were successfully won over.

The show was filmed over three days in May and June when TV crews visited the town. Among the scenes filmed, viewers will have recognised shots of Daventry’s High Street and inside The Evergreen Art Cafe in Sheaf Street.

Fawsley Hall is a Tudor manor house surrounded by 2,000 acres of formal landscaped gardens designed by Capability Brown in the 1760s. Today it boasts 4AA Red Stars and 2AA Rosettes and is famous for its Tudor Great Hall. It was bought by Hand Picked Hotels in August.

A spokesman for Hand Picked Hotels said: “Fawsley Hall Hotel was acquired by Hand Picked Hotels, an award-winning hotel collection.

“Fawsley Hall has been under Hand Picked Hotels management since this time, after the filming of Ruth Watson Means Business on Channel 4.”