Good Hotel Guide Review
This gastropub-with-rooms is set in a beguilingly pretty 17th-century Bath stone inn with mullioned windows, cascading wisteria, and lovely gardens outside. There is ‘a genial grace to the setting’. House bedrooms, each named after a pear variety, mix contemporary furnishings with original features. Those in a barn conversion have statement wallpaper, comfy seating and a Fired Earth-tiled bathroom. Ground-floor Anjou has a shower; the rest have a bath/shower. A dog-friendly family suite has a king-size bed, two singles on a mezzanine, French doors to a patio. Extra touches include home-made biscuits and luxury toiletries. A larky spirit runs throughout, with jackdaw collections of knick-knacks. There are regular comedy nights, and hostess Jackie Cosens is definitely on the side of fun. They are serious, though, about seasonality and traceability. Chef/patron Adrian Jenkins buys from local farmers and growers, and uses fish from British waters. Menus might feature Wiltshire lamb rump with barley and spelt risotto, or tomatoes stuffed with feta, olives, rice and seeds. The kitchen makes all its own jams, chutneys and cakes, and breakfast eggs are laid by hens in clover.
10. 4 in converted barn, 2 in converted potting sheds, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, except 8-16 Jan.
bar/snug, 2 dining rooms, garden (alfresco dining), in-room TV (terrestrial), parking, EV charging, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurants and bar.
all ages welcomed, cot free, extra bed for under-12s £15, £25 for 12s and over, high chairs, children’s menu.
allowed in barn annexe bedrooms (£12.50 a night), bar and Garden Room restaurant (not Sun Room).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £150. À la carte £38. 1-night bookings refused Fri and Sat.