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, owned by Ruth and David Watson and 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)
Reasons to be Cheerful Special Offer
Reasons to be Cheerful – a spirit-raising 2-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay and a scrumptious edible gift. The offer runs from 11th February – so yes, you can treat your darling to a fabulous, affordable Valentine’s treat – to Thursday, 8th March. Included is: a 2-course a la carte dinner* on both nights with free choice of dishes; full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning; a generous package of Pinney’s smoked fishes to take home with you; a voucher for a Pump Street Bakery sourdough loaf*. The rates per room per couple for the RTBC offer are: Good House £400. Better House, Garden and Courtyard £450. Best House and Terrace £550. Suite rate is negotiable with Tim. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.