6. 2 on ground floor, family room (also suitable for disabled) in annexe.
all year, pub closed evening 25 Dec and 1 Jan.
pub, dining room, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview, Netflix), small terrace, garden.
classical/jazz in pub.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in ground-floor bedrooms and bar.
 per room B&B £115–£205, D,B&B £210–£260. Set dinner £32.50, à la carte £33.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Apple. Berry. Biscuit. Double Cream… Ben Jones and Sean Hope clearly had food on their mind when they named the bedrooms in Beech House, which stands across the ‘quiet road’ from their ‘lively, enjoyable’ village pub/restaurant. The setting is scrumptious, too (‘simply tops!’ a fan says), from the honey-coloured facade to the ‘warm, friendly interior’, and cushion- and blanket-supplied ivy-covered pergola. ‘What struck me was how cheerful all the staff are,’ says a regular correspondent in 2017. ‘I never witnessed one frump.’ The popular dining room has a reputation for Sean Hope’s ‘tasty’ modern cooking, a culinary round-up of the home-grown and local. Dine on ‘fantastic grub’ (perhaps an ‘outstanding wild mushroom and smoked celeriac lasagne’) before retiring to one of the handsome bedrooms, each provided with ‘proper coffee and a decent selection of tea bags’; ‘luxurious-feeling bedlinen’. Breakfast, served by ‘obliging staff’, is ‘excellent’: leaf tea, local bakery bread, ‘the plumpest, tastiest kipper eaten in a long while’. (Mary Milne-Day, GC, Robert Sandham)
Midweek Gourmet Dinner, B&B Special Offer
Midweek Gourmet Dinner, Wine, Bed & Breakfast – Stay in one of the six individually decorated rooms at Beech House, enjoy country cocktails on the terrace or by the fire in the bar, dine in the pub with a choice from the gourmet menu and with specially selected wines to match. Wake up and enjoy a terrific breakfast in The Barn at The Olive Branch the following morning. – £299 per couple.
A pretty, traditional English market town, with local produce on Wednesday and Saturdays.
One of the principle examples of Elizabethan architecture, with a suite of rooms remodelled in the baroque style.
A carefully managed habitat, housing owls, hawks, falcons, buzzards, eagles and even vultures.