22. 4 on ground floor, 5 in lodge, 2 suitable for disabled.
all year except 25 Dec.
bar, dining room, function facilities, drying room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds (walled garden, kitchen garden, dark sky observatory).
Yes, bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms, some bedrooms (£10 per night).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £120, D,B&B from £165. À la carte £32.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Surely one of the best places to stay in the north of England’, Dee and Richard Slade’s historic coaching inn is run as a ‘characterful, modern’ pub, hotel and restaurant, where some of the best views are to be found at night. It is in Europe’s largest Dark Sky park; ‘inspirational, enthusiastic’ guided observatory tours of the stars come complete with a pair of binoculars. The Slades have impressive eco credentials (‘though we thought the in-room eco notices a touch bossy’), including a sizeable organic garden. ‘A morning tour of the fascinating grounds with Richard is a highlight.’ Individually decorated bedrooms are in the main building and a row of ‘wonderfully different’ timber lodges, each with a spa bath and separate sitting area, in the grounds. In the restaurant, Edward Shilton’s ‘imaginative’ dishes – perhaps home-made roasted pepper and goat’s cheese ravioli, Brinkburn cheese, mustard butter – are ‘beautifully cooked and presented, and satisfyingly portioned’. Drinks are taken seriously, too: ‘If you haven’t had a pint of Magus, you haven’t lived!’ (Colin Bradshaw, P and SG, and others)
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