8. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
lounge, bar, dining room, conference room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small courtyard garden, restaurant and toilet wheelchair accessible.
none, but some live music events.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £85–£130, double £100–£170, D,B&B double from £215. Set meals £30–£38, a la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends in summer.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a hilltop market town familiar from Ridley Scott’s classic Hovis ad (New World Symphony, brass band), this restaurant-with-rooms, launched in 1991, is as good today as it has always been. Since 2003 it has occupied an ivy-clad former girls’ boarding school. Owned by ‘professional and very helpful’ trio, Mary and David Griffin-Shepherd and Marc Preston, it is praised for its ‘very friendly’ ethos. Bedrooms, named after grape varieties, are pretty and traditional, with a modern bathroom. All have a mini-fridge, fresh coffee, milk, home-made biscuits. Sauvignon was judged ‘clean and comfortable but small’: if you mean to stay a while, go for a superior room, perhaps with a four-poster. In the kitchen, David and Marc cook such dishes as honey-roasted guineafowl, roast sweet potatoes, broad beans and spring onions in a creamy thyme sauce; sautéed turbot fillet with king prawns on roasted fennel in lobster sauce. There is always a vegetarian option. Wine tastings, cookery demonstrations and music evenings are a regular feature. At breakfast there is ‘fresh juice, a good choice of dishes cooked to order’. More reports, please.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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