Good Hotel Guide Review
In a cool, arty town, Aled and Claudia Rees have crafted this voguish hotel and farm-to-table restaurant from a medieval inn, forge and string of cottages. Restored original features lend much character to the creatively decorated bedrooms: rich colours, aged flooring and vintage furnishings in the main house; high vaulted ceilings in the forge; exposed beams and an Arts and Crafts influence in the dog-friendly cottages. In all rooms: a truckle of Cheddar cheese and crackers, local cider and fresh fruit, essential-oil toiletries. At lunch and dinner, chef Merlin Labron-Johnson’s much-praised cooking is served in the stylishly stripped-back restaurant; a substantial farmhouse breakfast with home-made jams compounds the treats.
1 High Street
12. 4 in forge, 3 in cottages.
sitting room (honesty bar), restaurant (closed Sun night–Wed lunch), in-room TV, ¼-acre courtyard garden.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in cottage rooms, not in restaurant.
per room B&B £130–£220. Set dinner menu £54. 2-night min. stay preferred at weekends.