11. In separate annexe, 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 25/26 Dec.
bar, restaurant, snug area, reception area with seating, terrace, wine shop, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT, Freeview), garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in parts of restaurant but not in bedrooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £95–£210, double £145–£225, D,B&B double £165–£350. A la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In the Stour valley, close to the Essex border, Richard Sunderland’s pub-with-rooms stands in the ‘village centre, surrounded by landscaped gardens, with views over lovely countryside’. Accommodation is in a separate, purpose-built block ‘designed to match the Suffolk vernacular’. Guide inspectors’ ground-floor room had French windows on to a private terrace, ‘with a tall hedge, a paved area, shrubs and plants, a garden path right by the window – we were soon on nodding terms with the gardener’. Standard rooms have a walk-in shower, deluxe rooms a bath and separate shower. In the open bar and dining room, ‘furnished with rustic-style chairs and tables’, there is ‘a glass-fronted wine “shop” where bottles can be bought for dinner or to take’. The food receives mixed reviews. Trusted readers enjoyed ‘delicious grilled half lobster and dressed crab’. Our inspectors’ watercress and asparagus soup, and roasted asparagus with crisp poached egg and hollandaise, were ‘very good’; a courgette linguine and an Eton mess were less successful. The wine list was ‘a delight, surprisingly reasonable’. Breakfast brings home-made jams and muesli, ‘excellent fresh orange juice’. (David Bartley, Michael Gwinnell, and others)
- Suffolk Norfolk Life: 10 Hotels in Suffolk
10% discount voucher
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