35. 10 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
lounge, library, bar/restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 2 small gardens.
‘light’ background music in restaurant at dinner.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £225, D,B&B from £285. Set dinner £45, à la carte £35 (12½% discretionary service charge added). 1 night bookings refused Sat during peak periods.
Good Hotel Guide Review
With ‘excellent food and comfortable rooms’, Jeremy Mogford’s luxury hotel ‘never disappoints’, writes a trusted Guide correspondent, a regular guest, in 2016. ‘Friendly’, responsive staff are praised: ‘Having told them I was bringing a car, I arrived to find a named space reserved for me.’ The hotel maintains the ‘intimate’ atmosphere of a modern gentlemen’s club; the well-considered library, its sliding doors opening on to a terrace, is ‘a particular joy’. ‘I could spend days there, just reading and enjoying the attractive decor.’ Sleek bedrooms are ‘nicely furnished’ and ‘very well equipped’; a bedside booklet of short stories (each a winner of the owner’s Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing) is ‘a special touch’. ‘Our room was blissfully quiet, once the sport of campanology ceased at the nearby church.’ Evenings, dine on chef Michael Wright’s seasonal classics, perhaps lemon sole, roasted fennel, samphire. (One guest thought portions could have been more generous.) Breakfast on crab and avocado on toast, then join one of the daily walking tours, or hop on a free hotel bike to explore the historic city. (Victoria Maltby, Peter Jowitt)