21. 7 in adjacent cottages, 10 in The Angel across road, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
3 lounges, restaurant, Gatehouse events space, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, beer garden.
all ages welcomed.
‘well-behaved dogs’ allowed in some bedrooms, not in dining room.
 per room B&B £129–£192. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat Mar–Oct.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The flagstone floors, cavernous fireplaces, labyrinthine corridors and barrel-vaulted crypt bar ‘reek of history’ at this cheerfully updated medieval abbot’s lodge in a conservation village on the North Pennine moors. It is part of the Calcot group, whose Gloucestershire siblings are in Tetbury and Barnsley (see entries). ‘The place has had a successful make-over – it’s very stylish, but retains its heritage and the feeling of a locality,’ say Guide readers this year. Smart bedrooms (some in adjacent cottages and at The Angel across the road) vary in size from ‘canny’ to ‘champion’, plus suites to suit a family. Each is different: one may have a roll-top bath or log-burner, another, stained-glass windows. ‘Our room was lovely – large, well appointed, with good storage and a splendid bed.’ Eat spit-roasted meats from the fire in the basement Hilyard, or mount stone steps to the Bishop’s dining room, where chef Simon Hicks cooks accessible fare (perhaps chargrilled flat-iron steak with chips and ‘naughty sauce’) using local produce and home-grown vegetables. ‘Breakfast was as good as I’ve seen – fresh, well chosen and well served.’ (Tony Ayers)