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Draycote Water

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A great winter walk

There's a great few hours of walking to be done around Draycote water. The walk is very easy, even... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
issueskid
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Nice Afternoon walk with No Dogs!

Had a lovely afternoon walk around the reservoir with our two boys. The paths are well maintained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jameshN5943RE
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Wigston, United Kingdom
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Draycote Water is an ideal place for a family day out in Warwickshire. Whether you are planning a gentle walk, some cycling or spotting some wildlife, there is lots to do at this great site. If you are bringing the whole family, the Country Park...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a great few hours of walking to be done around Draycote water. The walk is very easy, even going through the small wooded areas. Expect the walk to take between 2-3 hours (more like 3 if you're with a toddler), we also stopped for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank issueskid
SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. The car parking fee helps pay for the facilities on site, not only the car parks but also the maintenance and improvement of the site- from paths, signs, grass cutting and toilets to bird hides, staffing and conservation projects...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely clean and beautiful place, really enjoyed our walk. I didn’t give it a five rating because the restaurant/ cafe really let it down, the staff were rude and stressed and we were actually told ‘we are not Costa’ when ordering our coffee...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your valued comments, I can assure you that our coffee is not instant, it is a fresh bean to cup coffee machine, that grinds the coffee each time a drink is made. Our cakes are kept in a chilled cake counter for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I like a good, strong milky coffee and usually order a latte in Caffé Nero or a flat white elsewhere so when I asked for a good, strong milky coffee (since their machine has buttons, not a proper coffee machine) I was surprised to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments and I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your coffee. I can assure you that our coffee is not instant, it is a fresh bean to cup coffee machine, that grinds the coffee each time a drink is made. Our Manager and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good two hour walk around Draycote Water reservoir near Dunchurch. This is a very pleasant area and is I think the largest body of water in Warwickshire,and as we are the furthest from the sea it is much appreciated. There is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank biga40
SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Draycote. The site is a popular place for people to enjoy a range of hobbies and the paths are shared by walkers, cyclists and families with young children. We ask all of our visitors to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon walk around the reservoir with our two boys. The paths are well maintained throughout, providing a good surface for our youngest on his new scooter! I have noticed a number of negative reviews on here concerning their policy of no dogs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jameshN5943RE
SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your wonderful review. The car parking fee helps pay for the facilities on site, not only the car parks but also the maintenance and improvement of the site- from paths, signs, grass cutting and toilets to bird hides, staffing and conservation projects...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us had a lovely Christmas meal. There is plenty of choice. I had the turkey which was delicious and plenty of it. I love the way they present the desserts! The service was excellent and the views over the water delightful. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SevernTrent W, Customer advisor at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm glad you had a lovely time, its good to get out with family and friends and its definitely a lovely location to enjoy the views on a crisp cold day, and to top off with a Turkey lunch sounds divine. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Around 5 miles, good walk, fairly flat cycle. Very disappointing to noit allow dogs in such a large space. Good Carpark and reasonable cafe

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Seelo
SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi, Thanks for your email. Dogs aren't allowed at this site to protect the wildlife in the area which include ground nesting birds. You can take dogs to the country park though. I do hope we see you there again soon.

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Nice cafe and lovely cakes with a great view over draycote . Nice little gift shop too , very tempting . Lots of info to read about water saving and things to do at draycote .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sarahsM8634AW
SevernTrent W, customer care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review. I'm glad to hear you had a good time at Draycote. We do have events and activities on all year round at the site, so its always worth a return visit. Hope to see you there again soon.

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We arrived yesterday for a works Christmas party. Curtis on the bar was amazing! Quick service, funny and the ideal barman. The food was to die for, cheers Sean! I got the beef, my partner got the Turkey.. more than enough on the plate and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeordieJacqui
SevernTrent W, customer care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review. I'm so glad you had a great time. Hopefully we'll see you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 December 2018

We regularly make the 60min trip from Stratford to visit Draycote. I love to go round the five mile perimeter on my mobility scooter. The bird life if immense and the Little Egrets will be back in the Spring and worth seeing. The cafe is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David F
SevernTrent W, customer care at Draycote Water, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi David and Trish, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Draycote Water. It is lovely to watch the birds around the site and theres plenty to see even in the winter months. I hope you have a wonderful time listening to the Carols...More

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CatherineM3855
6 October 2018|
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Response from SevernTrent W | Property representative |
Hi Catherine Thanks for your question. The site does allow bikes but they are not available for hire from this site. Thanks.
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regularvisitor2018
30 September 2018|
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Response from SevernTrent W | Property representative |
Hello. Thanks for your question. Unfortunately we don't let horses at our site. Thanks.
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sarahjayne0
12 August 2018|
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Response from SevernTrent W | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, thanks for your question. I'm afraid we don't offer cycle hire at Draycote Water.
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