restaurant, 2 bars, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed (under-13s may share parents’ room).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £205–£240. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Posh pub meets classy rooms-at-the-inn, at this ‘beautifully proportioned’ Georgian building in a conservation area of handsome stucco houses. Owned by the small Cubitt House group, it is a sister to The Grazing Goat at Marble Arch (see entry), with clear family resemblances in the stripped-down, limed-oak interiors and airy, high-ceilinged rooms. Step into the ‘friendly, informal’ ground-floor bar and ‘bustling’ restaurant – the sometimes-racing heart of the place – where coffee, drinks, pizzas and ‘well-presented’ modern dishes are served all day. ‘There’s always someone on duty to greet guests’ with ‘the warmest of welcomes’. On the upper floors, ‘beautifully crafted’ bedrooms, some compact, have a king-size bed with ‘fine’ linens, chic toiletries, a marble bathroom (‘strong shower, decent fittings’), sash windows beneath which the city traffic faintly growls. At breakfast, order a bread basket with croissants, slices of sourdough, and sultana and fennel bread (though not the sticky Chelsea bun that originated at the 18th-century Bun House on the square). ‘We enjoyed perfect scrambled eggs with delicious smoked bacon; good tea and coffee; freshly squeezed orange juice.’