Good Hotel Guide Review
This ticks all the boxes for a village inn: overlooking the green, large beer garden, beams and flagstones, armchairs by the fire, country-chic bedrooms, and modern classics on the menu. Rescued by two local families, it’s been updated while retaining its old-world charm, with ‘log fires, nooks and crannies’, report readers, ‘providing a great atmosphere’. Drinkers and diners mingle in the low-beamed bar with its exposed-stone walls and window seats or in the snug with its collection of prints. Alternatively, eat in the lighter dining area off the same menu of pub classics and more creative dishes, from local sausage and mash to prawn-and-chorizo skewers or squash tagine. ‘Extremely quiet’ bedrooms mix modern and antique furniture with rich fabrics and bold headboards. All have space for comfy chairs, or sofas in the larger rooms; eaves rooms are tricky for taller guests. Modern bathrooms have Temple Spa products. Breakfast wins praise for its fresh juice and cooked selection: ‘excellent scrambled eggs!’ There are walks to Ilmington Downs, plus Stratford is eight miles away. ‘Relaxing but efficient; we’d certainly return.’
8. 4 in extension, 1 on ground floor.
snug, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden (alfresco dining), parking, bar wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed, under-3s/cots free, extra bed £25.
allowed in bar and on patio only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £130, singles from £112. À la carte £36. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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