8. 5 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
bar, restaurant, private dining facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, courtyard, small garden.
‘unintrusive’ in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
 per room B&B single (Mon–Thurs) £115, double £135–£150. À la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The buzz of contented diners fills the air’ at this ‘enjoyable, excellent’ restaurant-with-rooms in an ‘attractive rural setting’ outside the market town. Here, chef/patron Stephen Terry and his wife, Joanna, have transformed a former roadside pub into a ‘popular local destination’ that’s ‘well worth the detour’. The bar and trio of dining rooms are ‘unpretentious yet stylish’: there are rafters and old beams; candles and linen napkins on mismatched wooden tables; copper pans hanging by the wood stove. ‘Provenance is everything’ on the long menu – ‘and the many interesting dishes make decisions difficult’. Try, perhaps, hot and cold Severn and Wye valley smoked salmon, pickled cucumber; crispy shoulder and ragout of Brecon lamb. ‘Nothing disappoints.’ ‘Comfortable modern bedrooms’ are in a Scandinavian-style courtyard annexe to the rear. ‘Ours had smart fittings and furnishings and ample storage. Kilner jars with coffee and lots of different teas were supplied; there were design books and magazines as well. Adjustable shutters allowed plenty of light from the floor-to-ceiling windows.’ Breakfast, a sit-down affair, is prepared to order.