Editor’s choice: 2016 Hotel Discoveries

hotel discoveries – the good hotel guide prides itself on seeking out the top hotels across the land – but sometimes we come across beautiful accommodation which we hadn’t reviewed before. after reviewing these newbies, we gathered the best of these together in our top ten discoveries for 2015. there are some stunning newcomers to the guide this year.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Hotel Discoveries

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The Carpenters Arms

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Felixkirk

You can order a York Brewery ale or a Pornstar Martini in the bar of this village inn, itself a winning cocktail of the traditional and the modish.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • pub_with_rooms
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Old Downton Lodge

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Ludlow

A drive through ‘miles of very narrow roads’ led trusted readers to this restaurant-with-rooms, deep in the Shropshire countryside.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • activities
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • for_wine-lovers
  • electric_charging_point
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3
Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

A stay at the Georgian family home of Nuala and Walter Sweeney, he a former MP, is ‘memorable for all the right reasons’.
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • child_friendly
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4
The Bridge Inn at Ratho

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho

Guide stalwarts received ‘a most genial welcome from Chris the barman’ on arrival at Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s pub-with-rooms beside a bridge over the Union Canal.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • good_value
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5
The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

In ‘a wonderful cliff-top location’, this ‘large white edifice above Chesil Beach’ is run as a restaurant-with-rooms by Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh, late of London’s Groucho Club.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
6
Knockendarroch Hotel

Knockendarroch Hotel

Pitlochry

‘A real centre of hospitality.’ Trusted Guide readers visiting Struan and Louise Lothian’s small hotel were impressed this year by the ‘attentive but never intrusive service, and superb meals’.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • guest_house
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
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7
St Mary’s Inn

St Mary’s Inn

Morpeth

There’s a ‘jovial, relaxed’ feel at this modern pub-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
8
Eckington Manor

Eckington Manor

Eckington

Pickles entrepreneur Judy Gardner preserved the historic character of a timber-frame farmhouse and outbuildings when she restored and converted them to create a stylish restaurant with ‘beautifully decorated’ rooms.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • with_cooking_school
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Last updated: December 12, 2016