Good Hotel Guide Review
Studied eccentricity abounds at this Georgian house on the market square with most rooms styled on a geographic theme – and a hairdresser and designer boutique on site. ‘Unashamedly quirky, but very comfortably and engagingly so,’ write readers this year. ‘The bedrooms are elegant’, each with a record player and shared library of vinyl discs, a marble bathroom, roll-top bath and drench shower. Natural History opens on to a decked terrace. Parisian Garret has French antiques and – ooh, la-la! – a slipper bath at the foot of the bed. China, a celebration of Willow Pattern, proved ‘a real treat’. Since Hannah Springham and Andrew Jones arrived in 2018 they have introduced a new cocktail bar. Andrew cooks local produce over sustainably sourced charcoal. ‘The restaurant is set in a number of rooms, one hidden behind a revolving bookcase. Food was consistently good. We particularly enjoyed their Norfolk asparagus “dib dabs”, mussels, and grilled fillet of cod in a delicious buttermilk and dill sauce.’ The staff are ‘unfailingly cheerful’. (Simon and Mithra Tonking)
all year, restaurant closed Sun night, Mon.
lounge, restaurant, private dining rooms (chef’s table, ‘secret room’ and cellar), in-room TV (Sky), terrace, civil wedding licence, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom, some public rooms and in part of restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £130–£175, double £165–£210, D,B&B £195–£240. À la carte £37. 1-night bookings refused Christmas week.
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Free In-Room Dining Boards Special Offer
Free in room dining boards (ploughman’s or cheese dining board with wine and dessert for two people) for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday nights when staying on a B&B basis. Note the restaurant is closed on these evenings. Please quote ‘Good Hotel Guide Dining Board offer’ when booking.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide