Good Hotel Guide Review
Hidden down a narrow cobbled street, this ‘fantastically located’ hotel is set in leafy gardens within the city’s medieval walls. With parts dating back to 1080, it has been sympathetically updated without losing its historic charm. Among the elegant, unstuffy sitting rooms, there are a peaceful library and a Jacobean oak-panelled gallery with original paintings, plush seating and recessed nooks. Afternoon tea is offered on arrival, but save room for the ‘excellent’, seasonally inspired tasting menu in the Bow Room restaurant. Up flights of stairs, handsomely furnished bedrooms have a modern bathroom, perhaps with a copper bath. Views take in the Minster, the cobbled courtyard or the ‘beautiful’ walled garden
Chapter House Street
bar, restaurant, 2 reception rooms, library, long gallery, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, function facilities, terrace, ½-acre garden, parking (booking required).
all ages welcomed.
small, well-behaved dogs allowed in 1 bedroom.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £200–£290. Tasting menu £70. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.