12. 3 suitable for disabled.
All year except 25–26 Dec evenings, 1 Jan.
Lift, bar, lounge, restaurant, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, courtyard.
In public areas.
All ages welcomed.
allowed, not unattended in bedrooms, only guide dogs in restaurants.
all major cards.
Per room B&B £95–£150, D,B&B £155–£180. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Locals and visitors flock to the ‘popular, buzzing restaurant’ of this 19th-century coaching inn in a ‘quaint village’ – ‘it’s a real highlight’. Owned by Anne and Richard Furbank, the hotel has ‘obliging staff’, traditional bedrooms, and a ‘family-friendly brasserie’ where chef El Akil Benaissa turns out ‘superb’ modern British dishes. Typical offerings: smoked chicken and walnut terrine, pickled vegetables; pan-fried Gressingham duck breast, potato and carrot rösti. Each bedroom (‘a little old fashioned’) is named after a famous George – Eliot, Gershwin, Stephenson etc. ‘My room had a clean, modern bathroom and a comfortable bed; I had a nice night’s sleep.’ An appreciated touch: a help-yourself bowl of fresh fruit in the corridor. Try ‘perfectly poached eggs’ at breakfast; the coffee is ‘excellent’.