Everything in the garden is lovely at John and Sue Cushing’s red brick Georgian manor house hotel in dairy-farming country five miles outside Market Drayton. More
Good Hotel Guide Review
Everything in the garden is lovely at John and Sue Cushing’s red brick Georgian manor house hotel in dairy-farming country five miles outside Market Drayton. Double-tiered herbaceous borders, a rose-lined walkway, laburnum arch, and one of the UK’s largest hotel kitchen gardens are perennial delights. When you sit down to dine, the kale with your sirloin of beef might be Uncle Bert’s Purple, the tomato with your chalk stream trout Darby Striped – just two of the heritage varieties grown here. ‘The roses were magnificent,’ writes a reader, ‘the garden a joy to explore.’ Bedrooms are supplied with fresh milk in a fridge and home-made cookies. One deluxe room has an antique four-poster. The chambers have a hand-built bed, a large bath and wet-room shower. A reader there for a single night ‘wished we could have stayed longer’. Another reader thought the willing junior staff were ‘in need of more training’ but, on the plus side, found ‘the food was of a consistently high standard, with plenty of fruit on offer at the breakfast buffet’, while ‘poached egg on smashed avocado on sourdough toast was a welcome change’. (Christine Hughes, John Saul, and others)
12. 2 on ground floor.
bar, lounge, drawing room, dining room, orangery, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), function facilities, civil wedding licence, 5 acres of grounds (walled garden, kitchen garden, Great Lawn), EV charging, public rooms and garden wheelchair accessible, adapted toilets.
bar and dining room.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £11.50–£28.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £160, singles from £100. À la carte (garden menu) £32, 7-course tasting menu £40.
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