21. 7 in main house, 10 (all on ground floor) in garden, 2 (on ground floor) in terrace, 1 in courtyard, 1 suite in stable block.
hall, bar, restaurant, private dining room (wheelchair access), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), on-site parking, 1/4 -acre garden.
Children 8 years and older welcome to stay overnight.
allowed in 5 garden rooms, at 'doggie table' in restaurant.
per room B&B £140-£250, D,B&B £200-£310. A la carte £38. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There have been changes at this ‘comfortable, well-run’ restaurant-with-rooms in a small coastal town dominated by its 12th-century castle. The Watsons have sold their interest to TA Collection, but the indomitable Ruth Watson has been retained as a consultant, her voice coming through clear, conversational as ever, while erstwhile partner Tim Sunderland is at the helm of what is now TA’s flagship. There may have been the odd changeover hiccup – a report of a disappointing room and undercooked lamb – but ‘it was lovely as ever,’ writes one regular visitor, ‘same well-trained, friendly, welcoming staff’. Another fan on a return visit had a garden room, ‘recently renovated’, a bed ‘particularly comfortable’. As Mrs Watson says, ‘Really, nothing has changed.’ In the refurbished dining room, staggered mealtimes allow guests to enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the ‘tiny’ bar. Locally sourced ingredients grace such ‘excellent’ dishes as Orford-landed skate, sautéed grapes and almonds, black butter. There are menus for vegetarians and vegans. ‘Alan Bennett was a fellow guest – what more could you want?’ (John Saul, Frances Thomas, Michael Gwinnell, and others)
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'Zesty'' Two-night Stay Special Offer
Come and enjoy a Zesty 2-night stay, knowing you will go home completely reinvigorated and ready for the onslaught ahead. Everyone who stays loves the Wendy Brandon dark orange marmalade served at breakfast and the Arran grapefruit soap in the bathrooms. And who doesn’t love lemon drizzle cake, hence this offer of a Zesty 2-night DB&B stay, available from Monday, 3rd December until Friday, 21st December. As well as a generous extra discount on the already low winter rates, it includes: A pot of tea with home-made lemon drizzle cake on arrival. A 2-course a la carte dinner with free choice of dishes each evening. Full English breakfast each morning. An Arran Aromatic grapefruit massage bar (aka large soap). A jar of Wendy Brandon’s dark orange marmalade. The rate for the Zesty December 2-night offer, per room occupied by two people, is just: Good House, Garden, Courtyard and Better rooms £410. Best House and Terrace rooms: £510. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.