92. 7 on ground floor.
all year, restaurant closed 25 Dec evening.
lifts, bar, restaurant, lounge, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview).
all ages welcomed.
allowed in George Bar.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 room from £195. Set dinner Mon–Fri £19.50–£21.50, Sun £27.50–£32.50, à la carte £55 (excluding ‘optional’ 12½ % service charge).
Good Hotel Guide Review
In an ‘interesting’ area with ‘many individual shops and cafés’, the Miller family’s ‘amiable’ Georgian-fronted hotel is liked for its ‘nicely old-fashioned’ ambience and attention to detail. ‘All the brass shines on the attractive entrance. With the union flag flying above, it makes a welcoming sight,’ says a regular Guide reader this year. Inside, public rooms filled with antique furniture, paintings and prints ‘give the hotel that special character’. Choose among the individually designed bedrooms, which vary in size and aspect. ‘Down a pleasant, well-lit corridor, our fresh, refurbished room was fairly compact but attractive, with a well-designed bathroom. We’d requested a rear room on an upper floor to escape traffic noise; ours was quiet, with large windows that opened. We slept well.’ Chef Cara Baird’s modern British menu, perhaps with ‘excellent’ guineafowl (‘and more vegetables, please!’), is taken in the wood-panelled dining room. In the morning, a ‘tasty, well-presented’ (and individually priced) breakfast is cooked to order; ‘tea, butter and marmalade are served in a silver-plated pot, which adds style’. (Max Lickfold, and others)