6. All in converted barn, 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
bar, snug, restaurant, private dining room, meeting/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT), farm shop, garden (play area, marquee for wedding parties), bar is wheelchair accessible.
in bar area, regular live music nights.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bars only.
all major cards.
per room B&B single £95-£105, double £115-£125. A la carte £29.
Good Hotel Guide Review
With its rough-cut stone exterior and thatch, the Red Lion is outwardly the archetypal olde worlde pub – ‘but,’ say trusted readers, ‘in our granddaughter’s terminology, the place rocks.’ In the cosy bar, with beams, flagstones and open fire, a blackboard announces that it’s Pimm’s o’clock and advertises the Bellini of the day. The operation is ‘aimed at the younger audience’, yet also ‘caters very satisfactorily for the older generation’. The staff ‘go out of their way to please’. Bedrooms, in a timber-clad building across the garden, are ‘immaculate’, painted in restful shades, with ‘stylish furniture’ and ‘delicate abstract’ works by an artist friend. At wood tables in the dining room – ‘no frills or flowers’ – chef Jake Tutill’s menus (24 hours from field to fork) include such dishes as lamb cutlets, mini-shepherd’s pie, carrot purée; ‘cleverly presented pork with crackling strips’. Fish is from British waters, maybe pan-fried hake, shellfish risotto, sea lettuce, sauce vierge. On summer weekends pizzas are cooked alfresco. Breakfast, served in the Den – ‘effectively a very smart café’ – is ‘entirely satisfactory’ if simple, with local free-range eggs.