Good Hotel Guide Review
Smarter than the average Bear, this handsome bow-fronted Georgian coaching inn with a distinctive bear statue on a balcony is a fun hotel and local hangout, revamped in contemporary style. The best bedroom, Aloysius, has a walk-in rainfall shower and freestanding copper bath. Dog-friendly Paddington has a modern chaise longue in the window, a bright palette to appeal to homesick Peruvians. The seasonally changing dinner menu includes dishes such as flame-grilled free-range duck breast with cranberry sauce; burger and fries; a vegetarian option. Breakfast brings the full English or veggie; toasted banana bread, whipped mascarpone, berries and honey – and, we dare to hope, marmalade sandwiches.
14 South Street
all year except 25-26 Dec, 2-13 Jan.
bar, library, restaurant, function room (meetings, events), courtyard, in-room TV (Freeview), library and restaurant suitable for wheelchair.
Spotify mix in public areas.
all ages welcome, extra bed £35. Children's menu.
allowed in 8 bedrooms (£15 per stay), all public areas.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £150, singles from £135. À la carte £45. Min 2-night stay at weekends.