6. 2 on ground floor, family room (also suitable for disabled) in annexe.
all year, pub closed evening 25 Dec/1 Jan.
pub, dining room, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small terrace, garden.
classical/jazz in pub.
all ages welcomed (children’s menu).
allowed in ground-floor bedrooms and bar.
 per room B&B £115–£195, D,B&B £200–£250. Set dinner £32.50, à la carte £32.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A quiet oasis,’ writes a regular Guide reader this year, of Sean Hope and Ben Jones’s well-liked village pub/restaurant-with-rooms. Get ready for the buzz at mealtimes, though: ‘The food was excellent – no wonder the restaurant was full.’ Sean Hope wins acclaim for his cooking, which makes good use of local and home-grown ingredients. ‘We found the menu a little short (vegetarians might struggle) but very enticing.’ Try grilled cutlet and braised shoulder of lamb, sweet potato rösti, French-style peas. ‘Leave room for the mini-desserts – gorgeous little mouthfuls of sticky toffee pudding or chocolate mousse.’ In fine weather, eat under the pergola in the ‘beautiful’ garden. Accommodation is in ‘welcoming, restful’ Beech House, across the road. ‘Our large room was prettily furnished, with wide views. The bed was very comfortable, the hospitality tray well stocked, the bathroom large.’ A plea to designers: ‘We prefer a toilet with a door.’ Come morning, a ‘very good’ breakfast is served in ‘a beautifully restored old barn’. ‘The full English will set you up for the day.’ (Mary Hewson)
A pretty, traditional English market town, with local produce on Wednesday and Saturdays.
One of the principle examples of Elizabethan architecture, with a suite of rooms remodelled in the baroque style.
A carefully managed habitat, housing owls, hawks, falcons, buzzards, eagles and even vultures.