all year except evenings 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan.
bar, snug, 2 restaurants, function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), patio, secure parking, only public areas suitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bar and outside areas.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B single from £75, double from £110, D,B&B single from £97.50, double from £155. À la carte £36.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Tap into ‘friendly efficiency’ at this well-liked inn: Guide readers returning this year tell us ‘it was better than ever’. Charmingly hewn from a row of miners’ cottages, it greets travellers with ‘appealing’ flower baskets. Inside, enter into ‘a maze of thoroughly attractive rooms full of nooks and crannies’ and an air of enduring constancy: low beams, exposed stone, solid wood, strong tartans, dark leather armchairs. Up ‘steep’ stairs, the bedrooms are as modern as the pub is traditional: bright, contemporary decor, with ‘good’ fittings and lighting; ‘a fiercely effective heated towel rail’ and lots of storage in the bathroom. In the popular pub (‘busy every night – it’s obviously well known’), Chris Dando’s ‘imaginative yet unfussy’ menu ‘spoils for choice’ with, perhaps, herby Parmesan-crusted cod, chorizo-olive hash, roasted red pepper. A ‘memorable’ breakfast – with hot toast, ‘excellent’ poached eggs, a fruit platter, good coffee – is served at table, ‘which makes a pleasant change from the usual buffet scrum’. Well placed for travel to Bath or Bristol (it’s 20 minutes from the airport) and further afield. (MH, Jeannette Bloor, K and PR)
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