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‘Wonderfully old-fashioned’, the Read family’s traditional hotel ‘continues to tick all the right boxes’. More

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Park Road
LA11 7HQ
015395 33026

Hotel information


18, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.




2 lounges, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, ¾-acre grounds, parking.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


assistance dogs accepted.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per person B&B £78–£87, D,B&B £98–£107. À la carte £40.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Wonderfully old-fashioned’, the Read family’s traditional hotel ‘continues to tick all the right boxes’. ‘Cheerful and helpful staff, nice views, excellent food’ impressed Guide readers this year. The comfortably furnished Victorian house has log fires in the sitting rooms. ‘Our clean, well-appointed room had an equally good bathroom; we slept well on a firm, comfortable bed.’ Morning coffee and afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the lounges or the ‘well-tended’ garden. Andrew Read and Mark Johnston’s ‘interesting menu’ has ‘beautifully presented’ English and French dishes, perhaps brisket slow-cooked in beer, celeriac cream, rosemary roast potatoes, seared broccoli, rich gravy. ‘An innovative and plentiful breakfast, served at table, exceeded expectations’.

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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.

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Clare House
Park Road
LA11 7HQ

Guest comments

'Marvellous stay. Wonderful food. Very friendly staff. Two lovey lounges. ' - David Reed - January, 2019
'I've stayed at enough hotels to know what I want. How did Clare House,measure up? Room clean and well appointed? Tick. Bathroom ditto. Hot water not taking ages to come through, and sink draining quickly? Tick. Firm beds? Tick. Blankets and sheets instead of duvet? Tick. Cheerful staff? Tick. Add to this nice views, a well-tended garden, interesting period decor, innovative and plentiful breakfast served at table, and my expectations were more than fulfilled. ' - Stanley Salmons - July, 2017

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide