6. 1 suitable for disabled.
lift, bar, dining room, Oak Room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden with outdoor seating.
all ages welcomed.
‘friendly, well-behaved’ dogs allowed in 1 room, public rooms (treats, towels provided).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £100–£150. À la carte £29.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A Sleeping Beauty in a wooded valley, this thatch-roofed inn had lain dormant for years when, in 2015, it was given the kiss of life by a village consortium. Today ‘charming, warm’ and ‘completely, magnificently refurbished’, it is ‘easily the most elegant and comfortable pub we’ve visited in many years of travel’, one visitor wrote. Guests consistently single out Wiltshire designer Matthew Burt for the ‘attractive, highly original custom furnishings’ – ‘they add the wow factor’. Find a spot to sit in the ‘succession of superbly lit drinking and dining areas’ – ‘everything has been decorated with flair’, down to the ‘arrangements of twigs, flowers and plants’. Michael Smith is the new chef, whose ‘interesting menu’ of superior pub dishes (slow roast pork belly, braised shoulder of lamb, roast fillet of curried cod) relies on produce from local farmers and suppliers. The pub’s cool, contemporary look continues in the bedrooms, where plenty of tea, proper coffee and fluffy towels are supplied. ‘Everything was immaculate in our large room; the state-of-the-art shower was highly effective.’ Breakfast is ‘copious’. (Josie Mayers, and others)
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