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Little Barwick House

Little Barwick House

'Top quality.' In large, wooded grounds close to the Somerset/Dorset border, Tim and Emma Ford's restaurant-with-rooms is liked for the 'simple warm welcome, comfort and good, imaginative cooking'. The listed Georgian dower house has smart,

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'A charming hotel, highly recommended.' More praise this year for Rona and David Pitchford's restaurant-with-rooms, an elegant Georgian manor house near an old market town. Rona Pitchford is the 'warm, professional host'; hotel guests are 'anything

The Great House

The Great House

An 'atmosphere of bonhomie' was appreciated by a Guide inspector at Régis and Martine Crépy's restaurant-with-rooms, a 'magnificent' Georgian house on the market square of a pretty medieval wool town. The public rooms have been renovated with

Mr Underhill

Mr Underhill's

The sharp-eyed might spot a kingfisher on the River Teme over breakfast at Chris and Judy Bradley's restaurant-with-rooms in a conservation area below the castle ramparts. Dinner is an occasion: Judy Bradley presides over the small restaurant with

Morston Hall

Morston Hall

In a stirring landscape of sandbanks and salt marshes on the north Norfolk coast, Tracy and Galton (the chef) Blackiston's acclaimed restaurant-with-rooms is a Jacobean flint-and-brick mansion. There is an air of anticipation as guests gather at 7.30

The Black Swan at Oldstead

The Black Swan at Oldstead

'It is a delight to stay at a place where a family puts its life and soul into hospitality.' Praise in 2014 for this restaurant-with-rooms which is owned and run by the 'friendly and welcoming' Banks family. Tom and Ann Banks keep a close eye on the

The Yorke Arms

The Yorke Arms

In a 'beautiful' setting, by the green in a village below the moors, Bill and Frances Atkins's restaurant-with-rooms (a 17th-century former shooting lodge) has long been popular with gourmet visitors. He is the 'caring' host encouraging a

The Albannach

The Albannach

High above Lochinver's working harbour ('lovely views over the village, sea and mountains'), this Victorian house is run as a restaurant-with-rooms by Lesley Crosfield and Colin Craig. The self-taught chef/proprietors, who share the cooking, have a

Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan

Once a shooting lodge, Bryan and Susan Webb's restaurant-with-rooms is 'a truly lovely place', say trusted reporters this year. The pretty Georgian house stands in well-maintained lawns and gardens facing the Berwyn Mountains. Susan Webb runs the

Plas Bodegroes

Plas Bodegroes

The first sight of this white Georgian manor house in wooded grounds on the remote Lleyn peninsula 'raises expectations' that are invariably met by visitors to Chris and Gunna Chown's popular restaurant-with-rooms. The ambience is 'relaxing'; a fire

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