22. 1 suite in cottage, also self-catering apartments.
lounge, bar, brasserie, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), function facilities, spa (heated 10-metre swimming pool, whirlpool, gym), civil wedding licence, courtyard garden (fountain, alfresco eating), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms and public areas, only guide dogs in restaurant and brasserie.
all major cards.
 per room B&B £155–£240, D,B&B £175–£270. À la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
With ancient foundations, this black-and-white-timbered Tudor pile, on the High Street of a medieval town, has been run as an inn since at least 1564. Breathe in the past: owner David Elliston has preserved the charm of the ‘lovely old building’ in its thick beams, wattle-and-daub walls, ‘quirky’ staircase and creaky original floorboards, though not at the expense of modern comfort – the bathrooms were upgraded this year. Check in to the individually designed bedrooms – they are ‘very good’, guests say. In the oldest part of the inn, ‘comfortable, clean’ rooms have exposed beams and original 17th-century wall paintings; the newer, high-ceilinged Dancing Rooms (originally built in the 1850s) are bright and attractively furnished. In Quills restaurant, chef Suzie Isaacs serves an ‘excellent’ modern British menu, perhaps wild mushroom risotto cakes, winter-vegetable ragout; boar fillet, bubble and squeak, Madeira jus. Fuggles brasserie is a popular lunch spot with ‘excellent’ coffee. Embrace warmer weather with drinks in the walled garden. Breakfast has a ‘good choice’, ‘cheerfully served’. Hotel guests enjoy free access to the spa. (DH, and others)
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