Good Hotel Guide Review
Brimful with curiosities, Debbie and Nigel Gadd’s opulent Edwardian house is on a quiet cobbled street a short walk from the town centre and castle. Spread over four floors, its ‘entertaining if slightly overcrowded’ public rooms display wall trophies, a diving helmet, a penny-farthing, life-size giraffe, taxidermy specimens, sporting a hat maybe. The up-to-date bedrooms have ‘excellent lighting, instant hot water, and extremely comfortable beds; a clever use of space’. Rooms at the front gaze across woods and the river to the cathedral and castle; churchyard views at the back. ‘Breakfast was all one could wish for. The eggs were absolutely fresh, a rich orange, the fruit bowl was ample, the coffee excellent.’
40 South Street
0191 386 8217
all year, except 24–27 Dec.
dining room, study, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, public parking (charge).
‘classical music’ at breakfast.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £110–£195.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.