6. 3 at Old Vicarage (300 yds).
all year except 24–26 Dec, 1 Jan, 1 week in Jan/Feb, first 2 weeks Nov, restaurant closed Mon, Tues.
bar, dining room, small outside seating area (pub); sitting room, 1½-acre garden (Old Vicarage), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in pub, some pub bedrooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £70–£140. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings occasionally refused at bank holiday weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The Stagg made history in 2001 as the first pub in Britain to earn a Michelin star – a coup for Nicola and Steve Reynolds, who’d taken on the abandoned inn just three years before, and have run it with grace and flair ever since. ‘They have the right balance: the food, service and ambience are superb,’ writes a fellow Guide hotelier. ‘Everyone is so friendly, helpful and gracious that visitors cannot fail to feel cosseted.’ The ‘lovely’ old inn is ‘full of nooks and crannies (as well as unexpected steps to trap the unwary)’; dried hops hang from the beams, while book- stuffed alcoves invite a good rummage. Locals fill the cosy pub (real ales, local gins, sophisticated snacks); in the dining rooms, Steve Reynolds’s flavourful, pretension-free meals might include Herefordshire beef fillet, smoked mash. ‘Leave room for pudding: the home-made ice creams and sorbets deserve a mention.’ Spend the night in ‘quiet’ rooms at the back of the inn, or in the ‘beautifully furnished’, antique-packed Georgian vicarage down the country road (the hosts offer to drive the distance). (Richard Morgan-Price, Mary Hewson)
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