Competition

Win a free hotel night

HOLBECK GHYLL, built as a hunting lodge in Cumbria for Lord Lonsdale is this month’s prize-giving hotel. With extensive grounds that slope down to Lake Windermere, it is liked for its 'tastefully decorated' rooms, and 'genuinely friendly' staff.

The bedrooms are divided between the main house, a lodge and cottages in the grounds. Rooms are well appointed and well equipped: tea and coffee facilities, a decanter of damson gin; and good toiletries. The interiors in the main house have wood carvings and fine stained glass. In the oak-panelled restaurant, chef David McLaughlin's modern menu includes honey-glazed Gloucestershire Old Spot pork belly, spiced carrot, sautéed Scottish langoustine, pea foam.

All you need do to win this handsome prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at HOLBECK GHYLL 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.

Guy Dehn from London is the winner of last month’s prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at THE PEAR TREE AT PURTON which won a 2015 César award as Country Hotel of the Year. 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. Breakfast has 'very good' scrambled eggs, honey from the hotel's bees, and 'a good kipper'.