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, ¼-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 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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Big 'January/February Steal' Special Offer
The Big January ‘Steal’ Special Offer means you can enjoy the best room available for the titchy sum of £199.00 for two people. That’s a discount of anything up to £161.00 on the normal rates, depending on the room. The premise is quite simple: book early as stocks are limited!! The Big January ‘Steal’ Special Offer includes: A 2-course a la carte dinner with completely free choice of dishes. The set-you-up-for-the-day, cooked-to-order full English breakfast. One night’s comfortable accommodation (or more nights pro rata). THE OFFER RUNS FROM FRIDAY, 4TH JANUARY TO THE 13TH FEBRUARY INCLUDING WEEKENDS. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.