all year except Mon.
small bar, 3 dining rooms, residents’ sitting room, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, no mobile phone signal, garden (alfresco drinking and eating), unsuitable for disabled.
‘soft’ in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B single £80–£110, double £110–£140. À la carte £36.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Guests in search of an ‘authentic, olde-worlde atmosphere’ find it in the flagstone passageways, huge fireplaces, wonky beams and creaky floorboards of this 15th-century coaching inn, in an ‘exquisitely preserved’ National Trust village. Guide inspectors in 2017 ducked through latched doorways to find ‘pleasant staff’, ‘delightful bedrooms’ and ‘imaginative meals’, ‘artistically served’. Up ‘narrow stairs’, bedrooms have antiques and quirky features (perhaps a bathroom down ‘tricky steps’). ‘Through a hobbit-like doorway, our room was compact, with small windows, but comfortable: hotel-quality linen, a large bath, a Roberts radio, home-made treats.’ Reserve a place for chef/director John Furby’s sustainably sourced lunches and dinners, served on weathered wooden tables. ‘After canapés of breaded veal bonbons, we had refined dishes of avocado panna cotta and king prawns; roasted spring lamb and smoked garlic.’ Residents have a ‘large, lovely’ sitting room, but warm weather calls for a seat in the ‘sweet orchard garden’ reaching down to the stream. At a ‘fine breakfast’ on ‘beautiful pottery’: a ‘nice buffet’; ‘huge portions of excellent scrambled eggs’.
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