Good Hotel Guide Review
Fishing boats and ferries, cruise liners and container ships form a constantly shifting waterscape in this port town, best enjoyed from the wrought iron balcony of the Milsom family’s harbourside hotel. It occupies an Italianate Victorian building, with seven further bedrooms in the former Angel pub next door, including the Mayflower Suite, with a telescope in its massive five-sash bay window. Other bedrooms, with neutral decor and matching fabric headboard and furnishings, may have free soft drinks in a minibar and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, but our inspector felt that, though well equipped, they ‘lacked pizzazz’. The public rooms, by contrast, have a ‘chic-industrial style’. Nordic-inspired small plates and sharing platters are served in the bar, with ‘suave leather banquettes’ and an impressive gin selection, as well as on the street terrace. In the first-floor restaurant, where general manager Stephen Robson is also now co-head chef with John Goff, there are oysters, mussels, burgers, fish and chips, menus for kids, vegans and vegetarians.
14. 7 in annexe, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge (in annexe), restaurant, private dining room, small lift, in-room TV (Sky, BT, Freeview), civil wedding licence, balcony, small front terrace; restaurant, bar wheelchair accessible.
in the bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, bar, lounge.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £145–£225. À la carte £40.
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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.
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