A new entry to the Guide this year, the latest addition to the Pig litter (see index) is set in a Jacobean manor house just outside Canterbury. ‘Any fan of the other Pigs would love this one too,’ says our inspector.
Within an architect-designed complex, this contemporary hotel enjoys a ‘prime position’ in the ‘serene grounds’ of the UNESCO-designated World Heritage site. At breakfast in the busy refectory or on the terrace, a ‘small buffet’ and ‘well-served’ hot dishes lay heavenly foundations for the day. Guests have free admission to the cathedral and its precincts, and discounts at local restaurants, ‘many within easy walking distance’.
‘We had an absolutely lovely stay.’ ‘Such a graceful house’ in ‘one of England’s best preserved medieval towns’. Trusted Guide readers staying in 2019 joined fans in feeling ‘truly cosseted’ at this Queen Anne-style house.
‘From the moment the front door opened, we were made to feel most welcome.’ Guide inspectors were deeply impressed this year when visiting David and Rona Pitchford’s restaurant-with-rooms in a Georgian manor house on the outskirts of this market town.