Langar Hall

Langar, Nottinghamshire

The apricot-coloured Georgian house, at the end of a lime-tree avenue, adds just a touch of eccentricity to a traditional country house stay. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The apricot-coloured Georgian house, at the end of a lime-tree avenue, adds just a touch of eccentricity to a traditional country house stay. The family home-turned-hotel of the late Imogen Skirving is run by her granddaughter, Lila Arora, with the same ‘very warm’ welcome. The pillared hall, sitting rooms and dining room are graciously furnished in English country house style – bookcases, wood floors, gilt-framed paintings – spiced up with a hint of India (Imogen loved the country). Bedrooms – one named after a former regular guest, Barbara Cartland – feature boldly patterned wallpapers, antiques, desks, books, upholstered armchairs and views over ‘attractive parkland’. One has wood panelling, another a rocking chair and there are four-poster and half-tester beds. Most have a bath as well as a shower. For romance, try the cosy wooden ‘pod’ or chalet by the croquet lawn. Dinner in the ‘classical’ dining room is ‘outstanding’, raves a guest, with a ‘menu full of temptation’ such as wild sea bass with scallop ravioli, and crispy pork belly with barbecued aubergine and grapefruit. Throughout, the ambience is ‘delightful’. (Robert Gower)

Hotel details

Address

Church Lane
Langar
Nottinghamshire
NG13 9HG
England

Telephone

01949 860559

Bedrooms

13. 1 on ground floor, 3 in annexe, 1 in garden chalet, 1 in pod.

Open

all year, closed Mon/Tues.

Facilities

study/sitting room, bar, garden room, main dining room, Indian room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 30-acre grounds, restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

at lunch and dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £30.

Dogs

in some bedrooms (£20 per stay), sitting room and bar, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £125, singles from £110. Fixed-price dinner £54.50 (£42.50 Sun).

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Comments about Langar Hall

A small country house in attractive parkland, probably in need of some external sprucing up, but a hotel in which priorities are (mostly) clear and customer friendly. Service is alert and courteous, whether at reception, table or in housekeeping The food was universally outstanding, The menu is full of temptation. Dishes arrived promptly, with delicious amuse bouche both initially and before dessert. A large g&t was perfectly mixed with exactly the right generosity in provision of ice. - Robert Gower - October 2020
We arrived on a golden summer's day. The warmth of welcome carried on into our excellent dinner in a beautiful dining room. We liked the tasteful and far from fussy décor of the public rooms. Our bedroom was small and the light was not good enough for reading n bed. Breakfast, in the sunny conservatory, was a bur chaotic. - Jock and Jane Macdonald - December 2018
What a lovely hotel. A relaxing stay. Young, enthusiastic staff. Cheerful waiters. - Peter and Anne Davies - April 2018
Had a great stay at this charming small country hotel on a warm summer's evening. Great room and dinner - slightly eccentric but willing service; very good soup. Magical grounds to wander around - Nick Patton - May 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide