45. 1 suitable for disabled.
lifts, lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining rooms, meeting rooms, spa (treatments, steam room, sauna), free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, rooftop garden.
various in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed by prior arrangement (charge), not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per rooms B&B £165–£285, D,B&B from £235. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Mark and Alison Booth spent a king’s ransom to transform this medieval inn on the market square from staid to ‘state of the art’. The facade is Victorian, while a Roman mosaic displayed in reception reveals the antiquity of the site. But the bedrooms all have modern comforts: an espresso machine; a fridge with mineral water and fresh milk; a TV with a built-in Apple computer. Each has been individually styled – some have exposed beams and brickwork, others an original fireplace; one, on the first floor, has a four-poster bed and a ‘vast’ copper bath beside it. Book ahead for dinner in the ‘popular’ restaurant, where ‘a serendipitous collection of prints, photos and artwork adorns the walls’. The ‘outstanding’ modern English menu has ‘limited’ but interesting choice, perhaps ‘well-judged portions’ of seared saddle of venison, braised haunch, game jus; halibut, coastal herbs, steamed clams, Nantaise sauce. At breakfast, there’s freshly squeezed orange juice, mini jars of marmalade, ‘succulent’ bacon, ‘very tasty’ Gloucester Old Spot sausages. ‘We were offered warm milk for tea – a definite plus.’ Limited parking can be a problem.
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