5. 1 on ground floor in barn conversion.
all year except 25/26 Dec, 31 Dec/1 Jan, restaurant closed Sun evening, Mon, Tues midday.
bar, 3 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
no under-8s in the restaurant in the evening.
only guide dogs allowed.
per room B&B single £75, double £110–£120, A la carte £50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A homely village pub within easy reach of the A1 and well worth the detour,’ writes a trusted Guide reader after a three-night stay at Paul and Lorraine Willoughby’s traditional inn. On cold days a log fire burns in the beamed bar, where winged armchairs are drawn up in the glow of table lamps. Lorraine Willoughby is ‘the life and soul’, ‘a wonderfully hospitable figure, hugely energetic, exuding enthusiasm’. Bedrooms are traditionally styled, plush and cosy, with a mix of antique and contemporary furniture, complimentary biscuits and mineral water. ‘We had a good-sized room, with a comfortable bed and large bathroom.’ In the ‘tastefully decorated restaurant, with its generously padded armchairs’, chef Ruaraidh Bealby creates such imaginative dishes as pan-roasted, carved fillet of beef, wild mushroom ragout, wilted spinach, truffled mash, jus roti, crispy shallot rings. A vegan option might be roasted romero pepper stuffed with sun-dried tomato and pine nut risotto, tomato coulis, spiced chickpea salad. ‘The food is excellent quality, locally sourced.’ The staff are ‘young and friendly’. Breakfast is ‘appetising, promptly served and piping hot’. (Robert Gower, and others)
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