18. Some on ground floor (in courtyard), 4 suites in Boathouse.
sitting room, drawing room, snug bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4½-acre gardens (croquet, river frontage, moorings, fishing), unsuitable for disabled.
pianist in drawing room Sat evenings ‘and special occasions’.
not under 12.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £220–£380, D,B&B £265–£425. Set dinner £48.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Delightful’ riverside gardens, ‘stunning’ views, ‘excellent’ meals and an ‘exceptionally friendly’ atmosphere keep guests returning to this well-loved country hotel in a former 16th-century priory. It is owned by the Turner family; ‘staff are admirable – however do they manage to remember all the guests’ names?’ ‘Well-equipped, comfortable’ bedrooms are in the main house and a converted boathouse on the riverbank. ‘Our mini-suite had a four-poster bed (without fussy drapes); armchairs and a sofa; ample wardrobes in a separate dressing area; a bowl of fresh fruit. The balcony overlooked the garden; to the side we could see across the river to the bridge.’ After canapés in the bar, in the beamed drawing room or alfresco on the terrace, tuck in to chef Stephan Guinebault’s much-praised modern dishes, served in the ‘atmospheric’ Abbot’s Cellar restaurant. A typical dish: loin of rose veal, truffle cream potato, roasted root vegetables. ‘Breakfast in the Garden Room was very good indeed: eggs just right; delicious porridge.’ Lush gardens lead to the River Frome; in spring, ‘bulbs flower anywhere they can get a foothold’. (E and RP, BB). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
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