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, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
classical/jazz in pub.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in ground-floor bedrooms and bar.
per room B&B £115–£205, D,B&B £175–£260. Set 5-course dinner £32.50, a la carte £36.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We collected the room key from a young lady dressed in the uniform of checked shirt and jeans. Everyone was so cheerful, I assumed something humorous had taken place.’ Readers had a fun stay at Ben Jones and Sean Hope’s Beech House, across a quiet road from their village pub/restaurant. Another Guide regular found it ‘as excellent as ever’ in 2018. Aubergine bedroom had ‘the style of a mini-Claridge’s’, with ‘Art Deco picture frames and lights’, a bathroom with ‘great Art Deco fittings’. There was cafetière coffee, fresh milk in a fridge on the landing. It was chilly on arrival, a fact they put down to their late booking. ‘We drew the heavy curtains, turned up the radiator and went for some grub.’ Smart thinking! Chef Sean Hope’s ‘fantastic’ food includes tapas, specials from the blackboard (whole baked plaice, roast chicken ballottine), vegetarian options and a set gourmet menu. For example: sweetcorn soup, almond and chilli dressing; chicken breast, new potatoes, spring vegetable broth; elderflower panna cotta…) An ‘excellent locally sourced breakfast’ includes ‘fresh oranges for your juice along with a little squeezer’, ‘superb kedgeree’. (Mary Milne-Day, RS)
A pretty, traditional English market town, with local produce on Wednesday and Saturdays.
One of the leading 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.