2 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants, 4 private dining rooms, business centre, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds (courtyard, gardens), only public areas suitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed, not unattended in bedrooms, only guide dogs in restaurants.
all major cards.
 per room B&B single from £125, double £150–£275. À la carte £50.
VisitEngland Four Star Hotel
Good Hotel Guide Review
A hostelry of some sort has stood on this spot for a millennium, gradually sweeping up a church, motley outbuildings and a hospital to create this traditionally run hotel that remains ‘very much a part of the town’. No wonder: with log fires and deep sofas, a panelled bar, and a courtyard for alfresco entertaining, ‘the place heaves from morning coffee to afternoon tea’. Arrive to ‘a friendly welcome’ – the staff are ‘pleasant, attentive, efficient’. Bedrooms are variously sized and shaped, with different outlooks. ‘Our mini-suite, actually a comfortable, large double room, had a sunken bath and lots of storage space in the bathroom. The room overlooked the courtyard; there was some noise in the early evening, but all was quiet at night.’ Join the revellers for a ‘faultless’ informal dinner in the Garden Room (‘our lobster spaghetti and summer pudding made one of the best meals of the year’), or an ‘excellent’ traditional meal in the Oak restaurant. In the morning, alongside good cooked dishes, the ‘impressive fruit selection’ might include a ‘perfect exotic fruit salad’. (JM, PA, and others)
Sumptuous Sundays Special Offer
Indulge yourself! Stay in one of the fabulous bedrooms over a Sunday night from only £130 for two when you dine beforehand in the renowned Oak Panelled Restaurant. It is also possible to request Classic, Junior Suite, Four Poster and Single rooms. Morning tea or coffee is brought to you at an agreed time with The Times or Daily Mail, and a traditional Full English Breakfast of your choice awaits you in the Garden Room – all in the price of your room! Dinner is taken in the elegant Restaurant, chosen from the tempting, extensive and simply delicious menu, and needs to come to at least £35 per head, excluding wine and drinks. This rate is available on Sunday evenings, subject to availability, except on Bank Holiday Weekends when the Monday effectively becomes a Sunday! Jackets are requested for gentlemen – it is a special occasion after all. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.