Good Hotel Guide Review
Very much a local, ‘full of character and characters’, Amelia Nicholson and Marcus Seaman’s revival and expansion of a 17th-century pub on the edge of the village is well pitched. On Friday nights, cricket matches, including a ladies’ team, are held on the lovely common opposite. Inside, inglenook fireplaces warm the large oak-floored bar and beamed snug on cold days. A book-lined room looks out on to a covered patio and garden. Converted barns house chic bedrooms supplied with a decanter of local liquor and home-made biscuits. French chef Hervé Stouvenel tweaks British favourites with Caribbean flavours: seafood bouchée à la reine (scallops, crayfish, prawns in cream sauce) to start, rounded off with, maybe, banana and saffron crème brûlée.
6. All on ground floor in converted barns, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, except for accommodation, food on 25/26 Dec.
bar, snug, restaurant (closed Mon), garden room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre garden, croquet lawn.
none, except for live music events.
all ages welcomed.
welcomed in 2 bedrooms, bar, snug, garden.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £78–£196. À la carte £30–£35.