Good Hotel Guide Review
There are no ‘airs and graces’ at this Georgian rectory-cum-hotel in the gentle South Hams countryside between Dartmoor and the South Devon coast. Bedrooms are contemporary in style with wicker chairs, a ‘comfortable king-size bed’; some have abstract artwork, some bold colours. All are supplied with fresh-cut flowers, fruit, biscuits, mineral water, White Company bath products. New arrivals are welcomed with home-made cake and tea or coffee. Chef/patron Richard Hendey is a ‘welcoming’, genial and considerate host. He and John Raines cook ‘uncommonly good’ dishes with ‘subtle combinations of flavours’. Their menus are an essay in localism and seasonality, with fish from sea and river, home-grown and gathered ingredients. For instance, crisp-skinned, slow-cooked Devon duckling, caramelised St Clement jus, wild garlic dauphinoise, stir-fried broccoli, roast baby onion. There is a vegetarian option, and everything that can be is made in-house. At breakfast a ‘wide-ranging choice’ includes freshly squeezed orange juice, home-baked bread and croissants, ‘the best ever’ home-smoked haddock, and four-minute ten-second boiled eggs with asparagus and toast soldiers. ‘A real treat.’ (JB)
all year, restaurant (dinner only) closed some Sun evenings.
lounge/bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), in-room massage, terrace, 1-acre garden, restaurant wheelchair accessible.
in public rooms ‘whenever required or when deemed suitable’.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £95–£195, double £110–£195. Set dinner £40 (items can be charged separately). 1-night bookings sometimes refused on bank holiday weekends.
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