Good Hotel Guide Review
‘I would love to keep this place secret – but that would be selfish.’ Readers who have stayed at this ‘quintessential village inn’, beside a Saxon church and overlooking the green, understand this sentiment. With flagged floors, open fires, a cosy bar and panelled dining room, it offers ‘a lovely blend of Old English atmosphere with modern accommodation’. Rooms are ‘beautifully decorated, cosy and comfortable’ and divided between more characterful ones in the main building (with window seats and exposed stone) and more contemporary, dog-friendly affairs with patio. ‘Attention to detail was impressive with fresh tea and coffee delivered to the room.’ Food is a highlight: Thomas Robinson, co-owner with his wife, Cheryl, comes from a long-established local farming family. Candle-lit dinners feature ‘unfussy, innovative and excellent’ dishes such as venison bourguignon or hake and pea fishcakes, all ‘first rate, plentiful and beautifully presented’. ‘Local’ staff were ‘dedicated to making our stay memorable’ in a ‘beautiful village with lots of country walks’. (David Birnie, Steven Hunter, Linda McLeod, and others)
14. 2 in Monk’s Cottage, 5 in rear courtyard, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 23–28 Dec, bar menu only Mon lunchtime.
lounge, bar, Crown Room (bar meals), restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), boot room, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, no under-8s in restaurant after 8 pm.
allowed in bedrooms and public rooms, except restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £125–£210, D,B&B £190–£275. À la carte £35.
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- Britain Magazine: Best hotels for walking
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- The i: The 20 best pubs with rooms in the UK for 2019
Winter Snuggler Special Offer from £90 per person per night
Winter Snuggler Break: Available for two or more nights during December (1st – 23rd), January & February. Stay in a superior double or twin room. Tea & homemade scones on arrival. Full English breakfast. A three-course a la carte dinner in the oak panelled room or bar. Optional 3rd night FREE*. All for just £90 pppn based on two sharing or £130 per night for singles. *To qualify for the free 3rd night just buy dinner (main course minimum per person) and breakfast the following morning (£12.50 pp). Further details on request. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
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.