Good Hotel Guide Review
Oh, my fur and whiskers, here’s Wonderland for adults, an Alice-themed hotel on the edge of Dartmoor national park. Public rooms pay homage to British eccentricity, evoking the home of a 19th-century collector and bon vivant, with a red marble bar, leather armchairs, a cigar-smoking room dedicated to Winston Churchill, here a pith helmet, there a wall of china plates, a line of bowler hats, a flamingo skeleton. Bedrooms drip with chandeliers. High-spec bathrooms have under-floor heating, with perhaps a wet-room shower or an egg-shaped bath. The Mad Hatter room has a wall-mounted doll's house. Tweedle Deez has twin four-posters. All rooms have a minibar with complimentary snacks, White Company toiletries – and daily housekeeping by seven maids with seven mops, we like to think. Chefs Ben Palmer and Josh Ackland's locally sourced menus include dishes such as braised beef cheek with horseradish mash, market fish, and confit duck leg with braised red cabbage. You can breakfast on eggs Benedict or American pancakes with crispy bacon, then head out to hunt the snark or explore Dartmoor’s mustard mines.
8. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year, Wed–Sun, except 22–31 Dec 2021.
reception lobby, drawing room, bar/library, whisky/gin tasting room, restaurant, chef’s kitchen patio, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3½-acre garden, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas, not library or tasting room.
over-16s welcomed, supervised children over 6 in restaurant only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £199, singles from £164. À la carte £40.
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