17. 8 in main house, 9 in three cottages.
drawing room, bar, 3 dining rooms, shop and cafe, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3½-acre gardens, unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in two cottages, gardens and cafe.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £163–£335, DB&B £250–£425. Tasting menu £70, a la carte £54. Min. 2-night bookings at Christmas.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a gem of a medieval Cinque Port town, this Queen Anne-style house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens has a new lease of life as an upmarket hotel. Displaying ‘evident love for the enterprise’, new owners John and Dorothy Fothergill have ‘redesigned and refurbished in lavish style’, say Guide inspectors. ‘The immediate impression is of space and indulgence. Original features abound.’ An ‘enormous’ double-aspect bedroom had a king-size bed with antique carved headboard, a sofa, ‘billowing, pale lilac curtains’. Windows overlooked gardens laid out (or at least influenced) by Gertrude Jekyll. In the bar, its walls ‘crowded with portraits’, a log from the garden burned fragrantly in the grate. ‘The personable young barman/maître d’hôtel brought us menus, olives, a dish piled high with caramelised nuts.’ The innermost dining room had just ‘three long, varnished oak tables’. Behind a glass wall, chef Shane Hughes prepares such dishes as turbot with sweetcorn and watercress, gherkin, potato galette, chicken and butter glaze. Cooking courses will be offered from autumn 2018. At breakfast, choices included omelettes, Belgian waffles, smoked haddock.
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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.
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