21. 10 (all on ground floor) in garden, 2 (on ground floor) in terrace, 1 in courtyard, 1 suite in stable block.
all year except 4–8 Dec 2017 ‘for essential maintenance’.
lounge/bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), limited on-site parking, ¼-acre garden.
not under 8 in restaurant in evening or overnight in hotel; all ages welcomed at lunch.
allowed in 5 garden rooms, at ‘doggie table’ in restaurant, limited number in bar.
 per room B&B from £140, D,B&B from £200. À la carte £38. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The attention to detail, excellent service and quality of cooking at this brilliant restaurant-with-rooms have set the standard by which other hotels will be judged.’ Guide readers this year continue to endorse this ‘great’ enterprise, managed and run by Tim Sunderland, in a pretty town on the River Ore. ‘To find somewhere that gets it all right without a single false note is a joy.’ Some guests may be rattled by the house rules that accompany each booking (gadgets discouraged at dinner, etc), but others find them ‘clear, helpful and very welcome – a major delight’. In the much-praised restaurant, dine on ‘an interesting, Italian-influenced mix’ of ‘knock-out food’ – perhaps Orford-landed cod, sautéed salsify, girolles, potato gnocchi – accompanied by a ‘fun, eclectic’ wine list. (‘A request for gluten-free options was acknowledged with no fuss.’) Spend the night, afterwards, in one of the ‘tastefully styled’ bedrooms. ‘Our immaculate suite had a good-sized sitting area, a splendid modern bathroom, even a little balcony. Best of all: a big, really comfortable bed.’ (Gwyn Morgan, Iseult Beatty, Tony and Ginny Ayers, and others)
Sashay into April Special Offer
Our invigorating spring break will help the sap rise in your veins as will the free gift of some beautiful flowers, plants or pots that you can purchase from the Walled Garden in Benhall. Our two-night Pocketful of Posies offer includes: two night’s comfortable accommodation, a two-course a la carte dinner on both evenings, full English breakfast on both mornings, £40 to spend at the wonderful Walled Garden* together with a 10% discount we have negotiated on your behalf. The rates per room per couple are: Good House £400, Better House, Garden and Courtyard £480, Best House and Terrace £580.