40. 8 in coach house.
all year, café closed Mon.
lift, lounge, bar, café, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), spa, small garden terrace, limited parking (charge).
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £142. À la carte £24. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘There’s plenty to look at’ in this ‘eclectic, imaginative’ hotel, say visitors in 2017, ‘from prize-winning artwork to collections of glass, Victorian calling cards and Beswick dogs.’ Spread across three Georgian town houses, the ‘quirky, modern’ hotel is owned by Ian and Christa Taylor, local hoteliers who also run the Abbey Hotel. The staff are ‘fabulous – helpful and happy’. Sip tea and cocktails in the small bar (‘champagne came in the tallest, thinnest flutes imaginable’); a short seasonal menu is served in the café. From snug to spacious, ‘highly individual’ bedrooms are like no other. ‘Ours had everything we could have wanted (except a luggage rack); tea and coffee things were hidden in a doll’s house. There were big pillows on the comfy bed; velour dressing gowns; a super walk-in shower. In a shared larder, we could help ourselves to juices, sodas and ice creams.’ Breakfast brings tea in a silver-plated teapot; a buffet with cereals, yogurt, cheeses and hams. ‘I had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and mashed avocado on sourdough toast – all good.’ (Carol and Geoffrey Jackson)
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.