Langar Hall

Langar, Nottinghamshire

Everything is peachy at this apricot-hued Georgian country house in the Vale of Belvoir, at the end of a long avenue of lime trees, transformed from a family home into a delightful, idiosyncratic and much-loved hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Everything is peachy at this apricot-hued Georgian country house in the Vale of Belvoir, at the end of a long avenue of lime trees, transformed from a family home into a delightful, idiosyncratic and much-loved hotel. It is run by Lila Arora, whose grandmother, the late chatelaine extraordinaire Imogen Skirving, inherited the house in 1983 and – inspired by a dream – welcomed paying guests there as friends. Bedrooms have antiques, paintings, clocks, books, cameos, curios and a story. Cartland was a favourite of the ‘Pink Lady of Romance’ (though it is no longer pink). Ground-floor Barristers, with panelled walls and porcelain plates around the picture rail, was where a QC pal of Imogen’s hung out his suit. A cosy wooden pod and chalet can be booked in the grounds. Public rooms are similarly beguiling. In the flagstone-floored dining room, Gary Booth’s short menus of ‘outstanding food’ include locally sourced dishes such as fillet of Blackberry Farm beef, ox cheek and salsa verde, or salt-baked beetroot, herb falafel and chickpea dressing. ‘Dishes arrived promptly, with delicious amuse-bouche. Service is alert and courteous.’ (RG)

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 Thurs–Sun.

Facilities

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

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

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £135, singles from £120. Fixed-price dinner £59.50.

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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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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.