bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, function facilities, terrace, garden, parking.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (£10 per dog per stay).
per room B&B from £75, D,B&B from £100.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Simple, almost basic but what great value,’ writes a delighted regular reader this year, about this pleasingly updated 18th-century beer house. A ‘friendly’ pub-with-rooms, it has a ‘lovely, informal atmosphere’ with real ales, comfy seating, stripped wooden floors. Come summer, locals and residents decant on to the cheery terrace. Upstairs, ‘smart’ modern bedrooms (well stocked with ground coffee, old-fashioned sweets, ‘super toiletries’) have much personality: a pink-painted claw-foot bath; Beatles LP covers on a wall. Chef Tom Blake’s unpretentious gastropub menu exploits local produce for such dishes as Gloucester Old Spot pork belly, basil, apple, spring bubble and squeak, heritage carrots. ‘Breakfast is a real treat.’ Part of the Stay Original Company, like Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford-on-Avon (see Shortlist).