5. 1 on ground floor in barn conversion.
all year except 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan, restaurant closed Sun evening, Mon, Tues midday.
bar, 3 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
not under 8.
 per room B&B single £70, double £110. À la carte £50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A ‘micro-country house’ in a peaceful Lincolnshire village, Paul and Lorraine Willoughby’s 17th-century inn ‘oozes character’. Guide readers enthuse about the ‘little touches’ the hosts provide (an electric blanket in cool weather, a tray for muddy shoes). ‘All was lovely and warm on a bitterly cold night,’ reports a Guide reader in 2017. Bedrooms have a ‘plush, cosy, classic’ feel, with ‘tasteful fabrics’, ‘excellent lighting’ and ‘beautifully upholstered armchairs’. ‘We enjoyed an epic night’s sleep – it’s very quiet, both inside the hotel and on the road outside.’ There’s no guest lounge, but the ‘atmospheric, buzzy’ bar has plenty of nooks and crannies to hide in. ‘Lorraine and her staff serve with care and ripples of laughter’ in the bar and the ‘stunning’ grey-panelled dining rooms. Here, chef Ruaraidh Bealby (‘so inspiring, and full of great ideas’) concocts ‘imaginative, well-balanced’ dishes such as twice-baked cheese soufflé, chestnut mushrooms, Parmesan cream; venison shepherd’s pie, kale, broccoli with almonds. Breakfast has much choice, plus ‘decent coffee’ and ‘the tastiest bacon’. (F and IW, Mary Milne-Day, and others)
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