This is a case of doing what it says on the tin. The hotel side is basic but the essentials are provided and the comfortable beds do provide a good night's sleep. So, if you are looking for a stopover somewhere and a Premier Inn can be found nearby then this is a good place to try. My one caveat concerns the availability of a Beefeater.
Beefeaters are a very reliable restaurants where you know in advance what to expect. When the menu changes it does so nationwide. My preference when looking for a Premier Inn is always to find one with an adjoining Beefeater. If there is no Beefeater then I'll look for another hotel.
Premier Inns come with a variety of resaturants, none of which can match the menu, style and ambience of a Beefeater. What is more, if you ever feel that your meal is not up to standard they will replace it. And who can resist those wonderful grilled meals? This is not Michelin star stuff but neither is it Michelin star prices. Beefeaters provide a good meal at a good price. Value for money. If only they had one next to every Premier Inn.
Recentely I went to my local pub which is a table table from whitbread. The menu was good however some dishes seems to be microwave meals (Spinach and Ricotta cannelonni, mussels on white wine sauce). The salads (Sticky chicken goujons salad) are dressed only for decoration pourposes and the same with the sauces to accompany the desserts (profiterols with chocolate sauce). Some of the waiters/ress are unexperience and the waiting time is sometimes a bit on the long side. However they also have good days where meals are impecable.