Good Hotel Guide Review
Something old, something new. Many of the furnishings at this Georgian ‘country house’ hotel and wedding venue have been upcycled from materials reclaimed on site. Close to Bristol Airport and the city centre, the mansion that spawned its own cricket team and saw W G Grace play on the lawn is run by Guy Williams with owners the Hobbs family. Guide insiders this year ‘never saw a manager’, but service was ‘always helpful’. After a ‘good welcome’ they were shown ‘up a fine staircase … to our room’. It had limited storage, but ‘the best reading lights we’ve found in a hotel’. One room has a roll-top bath on a dais by the window, another ‘a sink made from an antique suitcase’, ‘a strong, warm shower’. All rooms have views over walled garden, grounds and ‘rolling fields’; also ground coffee, fresh milk. Downstairs, the ambience is ‘convivial, with leather armchairs, wood-burning stoves’. Josh Hutson cooks such dishes as lamb rump, sweetbread, broad beans, pearl onion, artichokes; ‘fluffy’ chocolate mousse. Breakfast was ‘adequate’ though with ‘a large TV showing news above our heads’. ‘The staff seemed to care about the hotel as they might a well-loved family home.’ (C and AR, NG)
117 325 1110
all year except Christmas (phone for details).
bar, lounge, breakfast room, restaurant, conservatory, meeting room/snug, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, cinema room, ornamental walled garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
not under 12.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £95–£245. Fixed-price dinner £29–£35.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.