Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A log fire was burning in a small sitting room’ when our inspectors arrived on a rainy night, at Eric Snaith’s Victorian farmhouse hotel overlooking field and marsh to the sea. After a swift check-in, in a ‘cheery foyer with alluring mermaid-print wallpaper’, they were shown to one of the ‘utterly quiet’ annexe bedrooms surrounding the herb garden. It had stone floor tiles, white walls, a comfortable bed, ‘spacious, warm’ bathroom. ‘I was surprised how plain it was.’ Main house rooms are jazzier, with bold colours, patterned wallpaper, vintage furniture. The Potting Shed has a log-burner, fridge, coffee machine, roll-top bath and double shower. You can dine in the Eating Rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, or the more formal Conservatory overlooking the walled garden. Mr Snaith and head chef Chris Mann’s menus range from modern tapas and classics (fish and chips cooked in dripping) to such dishes as salt-aged goose roasted on the crown, confit leg, orange sauce, golden beetroot, thyme. The staff are ‘young and affable’. Breakfast brings ‘moreish granolas, thick yogurt with tangy berry compote’; ‘dark yellow scrambled egg’ and smoked salmon. Birdwatchers are in their element.
26. 12 in herb garden, 3 in stables, 1 in Potting Shed, 18 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
lounge, bar, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, in-room treatments, ¼-acre walled garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant and bar (at mealtimes).
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some rooms, bar, not lounge or restaurant (£15 per dog, per night).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £110–£325. À la carte £42. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.
10% Midweek Discount Special Offer
10% Discount – Midweek during November and December – Better and Best Rooms. Bed and Breakfast or Dinner Bed and Breakfast. This applies to direct bookings only, subject to availability and guests must quote GHG on booking. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking. Offer does not include 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December 2019.
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.
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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.