Good Hotel Guide Review
Visitors to Lee and Katie Williams’s town-centre restaurant-with-rooms this year raved about ‘everything: the food, the accommodation, the location – all was perfect’. Across from the walls of the castle dating back to the 11th century, the Regency town house opens straight on to the street. Hungry guests should take a moment before perusing the ‘well-thought-out’ menus to admire the ‘ornate walnut, carved and gilded, 16th-century Florentine ceiling, worthy of a visit in its own right’. Lee serves ‘well-proportioned, cooked-to-perfection’ dishes. For instance, roast Barbary duck breast, rösti potato, braised red cabbage, rhubarb jus; pan-fried Skrei cod, buttered savoy, mashed potato, braised red wine bacon and lentil sauce. Steep stairs from a side entrance lead to ‘clean, comfortable’ bedrooms. Top-floor rooms offer splendid views across the town and over the castle’s grounds. A ‘well-appointed, well-lit room’ had good storage, a clean contemporary bathroom, real coat-hangers, tea/coffee-making facilities, biscuits in a jar. Come morning, ‘the freshly cooked breakfast was excellent’. The owner and staff were ‘welcoming, the food was top notch, price extremely reasonable’.
65 High Street
all year except 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan, two weeks in mid-Nov, restaurant closed Sun-Tues.
restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
only guide dogs allowed.
per room B&B £75-£150 (2-room family suite £190), D,B&B (mid-week) £150-£190. Set lunch £19-£23, à la carte £33-£40. 1-night bookings refused weekends in high season.