18. 4, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year except 27/28 Dec.
bar, 2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 100-metre landscaped garden (croquet).
all day in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
allowed, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £70, double £100–£175, single occupancy of small double £90. A la carte £40.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Well liked by traditionalists and locals’, Emma and Hugh Asher’s creeper-smothered hotel in a market town close to the coast was buzzing on a Saturday night when Guide readers arrived. ‘The door was opened for us, with offers to carry our bags.’ The bedroom had matching curtains and bedcover, a large wardrobe, ‘all in good decorative order’. The bathroom had a ‘powerful walk-in shower, almost a water cannon’ and a freestanding bath. Some rooms have a four-poster, some overlook lovely gardens. In the bar, nuts, olives and warm canapés were brought, as ‘piano music drifted from the dining room’. Photos in the lounge recall that Agatha Christie stayed here often when this was a private house. It is no mystery, however, why ‘the dining room was packed’. Chef Steven Norgate, whose food attracts ‘a loyal following’, wins praise for such dishes as buttered tiger prawns, browned almonds, pea shoot salad; halibut, wilted spinach, pea and prawn risotto. ‘There are terrific vegetarian options – and it would be a crime not to go for a pudding.’ At breakfast, juices are freshly squeezed, and the buffet and cooked dishes are ‘top notch’. (MC, N and CH)
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.
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
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.