7. 2 across the terrace, approached by Elizabethan staircase.
all year except 25/26 Dec.
lounge, bar, dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden (covered terrace, children’s play area, garden bar), unsuitable for disabled.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed by arrangement.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £145, D,B&B £200. À la carte £28.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A warm-hearted spot with obliging staff, good food, gracefully homey rooms and a genial community feel’, Piers Baker’s 15th-century inn is ‘a good place in which to find oneself’, say Guide inspectors in 2017. ‘This is what pubs were meant to look like: low-beamed ceilings, wide wooden floorboards, red banquettes, the comforting smell of log fires merrily burning; in the oak-panelled lounge, a comely mishmash of sofas and armchairs. Behind the curving elm bar, the barman was a young, tattooed, flannelled chap with an enormous ear piercing and an easy disposition.’ Bedrooms are individually designed. ‘Dovecot, our well-lit room, smallish but sufficient, had crisp bedlinens, puffy pillows, a deep armchair, ground coffee, chic teas – all you could wish for, except a solid wall to the bathroom (we’d been warned – choose another room if you value privacy).’ Chef Jack Levine’s cooking is ‘modern English pubby via Italy’; a dish of lemon sole on the bone was ‘well conceived, with bursts of salty cockles’. While St Mary’s church clock chimes, breakfast on croissants, fruit compotes and thick yogurt, and ‘skilfully cooked’ hot dishes.
One night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Special Offer
One Night Special until December 23rd: One night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £175 per room(normally £200) plus bottle of wine to the value of £25 (or equivalent bar tab). On Sundays, take Sunday lunch instead of dinner then hibernate in front of the oak room fire! To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide