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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'Choctober' Two-night Special Offer
This very tempting Choctober 2-night offer includes a plethora of delights,from a fairly terrible pun to an autumnal discount on the normal rates, two nights’comfortable accommodation, an a la carte dinner each evening (with a free choice of dishes)and an award-winning full English breakfast each morning. The Choctober 2-night Offer, available from 1st – 31st October, also includes: A pot of tea or coffee on arrival, with a slice of scrumptious Black Velvet chocolate cake. A free third course of the renowned ‘Sod it’ hot chocolate mousse* on one night of your stay. A tasting pack of four Pump Street Bakery mini-bars. The 2-night discounted rate is per couple sharing the room. Good house double £420. Better house, Garden or Courtyard double £499. Best House and Terrace £599. Suite £750. NB: Orford Ness is now open only on Saturdays before closing completely for the winter so this is an excellent opportunity to visit it. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking. SMALL PRINT: *if you prefer a non-chocolately dessert, please just ask when ordering. Longer stays are at pro rata rates but just include the original extras.