bar, 3 dining rooms, meeting/function rooms, vaulted cellars for private parties, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), riverside terrace, courtyard, unsuitable for disabled.
‘mellow jazz’ in public areas (‘but can be turned down or off’).
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bar and on terrace, not in bedrooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B single £85–£120, double £115–£220, D,B&B double £170–£275. Pre-theatre dinner £15–£20, à la carte £28.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Overlooking the historic quayside, this popular spot, ‘well used by locals’, is ‘just what one hopes for and expects from a hotel in a large town’. The owners, Anthony and Jeannette Goodrich, ‘have done a lovely job’ restoring the historic Georgian building, a former bank; the ‘sympathetically updated’ interiors are ‘imaginative, without losing a sense of the building’s character’. ‘Helpful, friendly’ staff set a ‘relaxed atmosphere’. Settle into one of the ‘comfortable’ bedrooms (some are smaller than others), each well stocked with books, magazines and home-made biscuits; a ‘memorable’ bathroom might have a freestanding claw-footed bath. There’s a choice of dining areas, inside and out; in all of them, chef Stuart Deuchars serves an ‘excellent’ modern brasserie menu that might include duck terrine, quince jelly, toasted sourdough; spatchcock poussin, vegetable couscous, crisp Parma ham. (Pub classics and wild-rice bowls cater to diners hungry for simpler fare.) On a fine evening, head for the riverside terrace, cocktail in hand, to watch the ‘glorious sunset’ over the Ouse. The Goodriches also own The Rose & Crown, Snettisham (see entry).
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