Competition

Win a free hotel night

THE PEAR TREE AT PURTON, which won a César award this year as Country House Hotel of the Year, is this month’s prize-giving hotel. The 16th-century former vicarage has been 'sympathetically' refurbished.. 'Inside, it is light, with corridors leading off pretty galleries. The rear garden has lovely herbaceous borders, space for alfresco drinks, and a large wild-flower meadow.' Some of the traditionally decorated bedrooms have a balcony or terrace; all have home-made biscuits. It is run by Anne Young and her daughter Alix, assisted by her husband Tim. Breakfast has 'very good' scrambled eggs, honey from the hotel's bees and 'a good kipper'.

All you need do to win this handsome prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at The PEAR TREE AT PURTON is to SEND US A REVIEW of your favourite hotel or B&B in Great Britain or Ireland. We welcome reports on places that have never been in the Guide or have been omitted, as well as those that have a current entry.

Ian Malone from Dorset is the winner of last month’s prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at the ARUNDELL ARMS, at Lifton in Devon. Famed for its fly fishing, this family hotel is an excellent combination of unpretentious accommodation and good cooking. The hotel has 20 miles of fishing on the River Tamar, and its ghillies have taught many generations how to pursue this most difficult of skills. Non-fishers are also well catered for.