closed 25 Dec, 2 weeks Feb, 2 weeks end of July, 1 week Oct, closed Mon/Tues/Wed apart from special trading days.
2 bars, small lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 45-acre grounds, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.
in bar all day.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bar, not in bedrooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £245-£295, D,B&B £360-£410. Set dinner 4-course £65, 6-course £95.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Far-reaching views across sheep-spotted countryside spool away from this ‘splendid’ 300-year-old malthouse-turned-restaurant-with-rooms above the Evenlode valley. The panorama is an additional feather in the cap for owners Tony and Amanda Timmer, who gain praise for their ‘warm welcome’ and ‘thoughtful hospitality’ – as does their ‘Michelin-quality’ restaurant. Raymond Blanc protégé chef Kuba Winkowski ‘bakes, ferments, churns, cures, dry ages and smokes’ everything in his ‘stand-out’ cuisine. His food is served in the ‘pretty dining room’ or out on the terrace and a minimalist approach is taken: scallops, air-dried ham, escabèche; celeriac, morels, egg yolk, wild garlic. ‘His wonderful cooking deserves much wider recognition.’ Downstairs, hand-pulled pints and a crackling fire in the popular, traditional pub (flagstone floors, sofas, cask-conditioned ales). Upstairs, ‘well-equipped, spacious’ bedrooms with a modern-rustic style; fresh flowers, plenty of books and magazines. ‘Our room was lovely; we appreciated the strong walk-in shower, but the bath under the eaves was impractical for a tall person.’ Next morning, a ‘tasty breakfast’. (JH, and others)
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.