Langar Hall

Langar, Nottinghamshire

A linden avenue leads to this apricot-washed Georgian mansion in parkland, beside St Andrew’s 
church in a Vale of Belvoir village, with a river running through. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A linden avenue leads to this apricot-washed Georgian mansion in parkland, beside St Andrew’s 
church in a Vale of Belvoir village, with a river running through. ‘The surroundings are beautiful,’ write trusted readers. In the same family since 1868, it was opened as a hotel in 1983 by the late, much-missed Imogen Skirving. Today, her granddaughter, Lila Arora, continues the welcoming tradition. Each bedroom has character, from The Nursery to Barbara Cartland’s favourite, no longer pink but with Cole & Son silver birch wallpaper. Edwards has the original four-poster. Dog-friendly Barristers, beloved of a learned friend, is on the ground floor. Cottage-style Cricketers, in a separate wing, has a country cottage feel. It’s not perfect (‘our room was small and the window could not be shut’) but it has many saving graces. Chef Gary Booth, in his 19th year here, devises menus around local ingredients. For instance, braised shoulder of Langar lamb, roast Belvoir partridge or wild mushroom risotto. Breakfast is served in a ‘cheerful, sunny conservatory’, cocktails in the bar, tea on the lawn. (J and JM)

Hotel details


Church Lane
NG13 9HG


01949 860559


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


all year.


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.


all ages welcomed.


in some bedrooms, sitting room 
and bar, not in restaurant (£20 a night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B single £110–£180, double £130–£225, Agnews/Pod £110–£125. Fixed-price dinner £25–£32.50 (Sun, Mon), £42.50–£47.50 (Tues–Thurs), £54.50 (Fri, Sat).

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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