Good Hotel Guide Review
Once a 19th-century coaching inn, Anne and Richard Furbank’s ‘well-modernised’ hotel stands on the main street of a village on the Great North Road. It is liked today by locals who come for the popular Sunday lunch. There is a wood-burning fire in the entrance hall; the public areas are ‘smart and stylish’. Staff are ‘efficient and friendly’. Named after famous Georges (Orwell, Eliot, etc), the bedrooms vary in size: two standard rooms have an en suite shower room; others have a bath. ‘Our room wasn’t big, but we had a decent, comfortable bed and a reasonable-sized bathroom. On a hot and humid day, the room was cool, and a fan could have been provided if needed. There was some noise from the kitchen just below.’ Rooms have no tea/coffee-making facilities, but ‘tea was brought promptly at 7 am’. A biscuit barrel on the landing is ‘a nice touch’. Chef Benaissa El Akil is the new chef in the brasserie; his ‘excellent’ modern British dishes have a Mediterranean touch. A typical dish: a ‘generous’ portion of ‘tender duck breast with plenty of vegetables’. (Peter Anderson, and others)
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide