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.
all major cards.
per room B&B single £79-£178, double £138-£250, D,B&B double £206-£318. A la carte set-price menu £39.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A Georgian gentleman’s residence and next-door Carolean town house combine as one hotel on cobbled Frenchgate. It enters the Guide this year on the recommendation of a Guide stalwart who received a ‘friendly greeting from a young receptionist’. A comfortable single room had a ‘small, modern en suite’ with Swedish power shower. Other refurbished rooms have, variously, a bath, or bath and walk-in shower, a solid oak four-poster, views to the River Swale. Downstairs, there is ‘a smallish lounge and bar area, a Georgian dining room with 18 covers at candlelit tables’. Owners David and Luiza Todd ensure ‘it’s a place which cares passionately about the quality of its food’, and chef Lisa Miller clearly ‘knows her craft’. A ‘superb’ dinner was ‘original but not pretentious, not too pricey’. There were ‘good olives, an amuse-bouche of thick tomato soup with basil oil, plus a pre-dessert of lemon posset with pine-nut crumble’. Main courses include roast loin of Swaledale lamb, potato dauphinoise, peas, broad beans, girolles, Iberico ham. Service is ‘attentive and friendly’. Breakfast delivers ‘freshly squeezed juice’, smoked haddock, home-baked bread. (Robert Gower, A and CR)
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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