Good Hotel Guide Review
On a sloping street behind the harbour, this 17th-century house run with ‘lovely’ staff brims with ‘intriguing artwork’ and vintage flourishes. Typical of Justin and Charlotte Salisbury’s eclectic hotel collection (see main entries for Artist Residences in London, Brighton, Bristol and South Leigh, Oxfordshire), the shabby chic bedrooms – including ones that can accommodate a dog or a family – are mildly eccentric, mightily different. Some are small, with a modern shower room; one is huge, with a log-burner-warmed sitting area. At brunch, lunch and dinner, ‘tasty’ seasonal meals and a smokehouse menu draw diners to the informal, ‘quirky’ Clubhouse. There is also a new garden Seafood Shack serving a casual menu of lobster rolls, buckets of prawns, sticky chicken wings and frozen margaritas in a terrace garden with retractable awning.
20 Chapel Street
16. Plus 3 suites and a 3-bedroom cottage in grounds.
bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, beer garden.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
Doubles £125–£345. Suites £345–£435. Cottage £465–£ £565. Breakfast £4–£10.50, à la carte £35. 1-night stay sometimes refused weekends.