28. Some on ground floor.
lounge, bar, restaurant, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, courtyard, garden (alfresco dining), only public areas suitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in most bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant (£10–£20 per night charge).
 per room B&B £130–£190, D,B&B £210–£265. 2-night min. stay on weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A proper, old-fashioned coaching inn done right’, Anne and Nigel Way’s 15th-century stone-built building has history in its vaulted ceilings, medieval carvings and minstrels’ gallery – look out for the old bread oven in one of the ancient fireplaces. It enters the Guide this year thanks to trusted correspondents, themselves hoteliers, who found a ‘well-managed’ spot, a ‘very nice’ restaurant and ‘fun, helpful’ staff. Hobnob with locals in the convivial bar areas (‘popular with shooting parties and dog owners’); in good weather, find a seat under parasols in the garden. In the smart restaurant, modern meals might include slow-roasted local pork belly, sweet potato crisps, cauliflower purée. Spend the night in one of the individually styled bedrooms: some have a private terrace and garden access; others have views over historic Yarn Market. ‘Clean, warm and lovely, our spacious four-poster room had a good view of the town. There was a tiny bit of noise from the bar, until late – but not too late! – guests went to bed. In the morning, a friendly local lady served a pleasant, well-organised breakfast.’ (Richard Morgan-Price)