Good Hotel Guide Review
An 18th-century town house combines with its 17th-century neighbour as an atmospheric small hotel, a stroll from a charming survivor of this market town’s Georgian heyday, the Theatre Royal. There is theatre here, too, on cobbled Frenchgate, in a bridal suite with ship’s timber beams, a Mouseman oak four-poster, a power shower and spa bath with kinetic lighting. Some bedrooms have a wet room, a Swedish power shower, a Napoli ‘egg bath’, views of the River Swale. Owners David and Luiza Todd ‘ensure this is a customer-centred business’, wrote a trusted reader, who was allowed to check in an hour early. His single room (others can accommodate a family) had ‘modern furniture’, a monsoon shower. A guest lounge is furnished in period style, while in the ‘very small’, candlelit dining room, ‘superb’ chef Lisa Miller demonstrates her skill with local produce in such ‘appetising’ dishes as ballotine of pheasant, truffle mash, pancetta, creamed cabbage, chestnut, quince, bread terrine. Breakfast brings freshly squeezed juice, naturally smoked haddock, local sausages and bacon, free-range eggs. ‘Service very attentive and friendly.’ (RG)
9, 1 on ground floor with 2 steps to en suite.
dining room, bar/terrace, lounge, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, small garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
soft jazz in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £80–£223, double £138–£275, D,B&B double £206–£318. À la carte set-price menu £39.
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
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.