Editor’s Choice 2017 Hotel Discoveries

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The Inn at West End

West End

Locals flock to this ‘attractive’, ‘well-run’ and well-liked pub/restaurant-with-rooms, adjacent to Bisley, for coffee and a chat in the morning – when they’re not swapping excess allotment produce for wine and real ales, that is.
From £125 per night
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  • activities
  • wine
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Gallivant Hotel

Camber

‘Jolly’ dinners and a ‘bright, friendly’ atmosphere come together at Harry Cragoe’s carefree restaurant-with-rooms, across the road from the high dunes of Camber Sands.
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  • seaside
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
Red Lion Inn

Red Lion Inn

Babcary

Wind down narrow lanes to arrive at this real-ale-serving, quiz-night-holding, Christmas-market-organising, summertime-pizza-serving pub-with-rooms, the thatched-roof heart of the hamlet.
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  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking

Forest Side

Grasmere

A log fire still burns in the original Victorian fireplace of this one-time walkers’ hostel, but virtually everything else about the ‘beautifully renovated’, ‘comfortably furnished’ mansion is bright with a ‘fabulous’ new modern-rustic style, and a ‘superb’ team of staff to boot.
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  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • wine
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking

The Plough

Kelmscott

The setting is ‘wonderful’, the welcome ‘informal and warm’. In a ‘beguiling’ spot close to the River Thames, Guide inspectors in 2016 were won over by this ‘popular’ village pub-with-rooms.
From £90 per night
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  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi

The Devonshire Arms

Long Sutton

‘Thoroughly recommended’, Philip Mepham’s ‘pretty’ inn on the village green enters the Guide this year thanks to praise from regular correspondents who applaud the ‘friendly, efficient’ staff, ‘comfortable’ rooms and ‘generous’ portions of ‘excellent’ country meals.
From £100.00 per night
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  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

‘Intimate and informal, this characterful, family-run Georgian manor house fits the bill for quiet weekends away,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016.
From £90 per night
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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Chapel House

Penzance

Be buoyed by the ‘coastal lightness’ at Sue Stuart’s personable guest house, in a ‘lovely’ location close to the harbour wall.
From £150 per night
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  • view
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • guest_house

The Dial House

Reepham

‘Discreet’ at first glance, this ‘handsome’ red brick building, in an ‘appealing’ small town, hosts grand surprises in its ‘eclectic’, ‘faultlessly decorated’ bedrooms.
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  • child_friendly
  • wifi

Penally Abbey

Penally

There’s much that appeals at this ‘superb’ hotel, in a skilfully spruced-up late 18th-century Gothic house looking out to sea, say guests in 2016: ‘friendly, helpful’ staff; ‘excellent’ food; ‘lovely’ spots to lounge in; a good-natured atmosphere throughout.
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  • romantic
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking