Sign of the Angel

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. More

Contact details

Sign of the Angel
6 Church Street
nr Chippenham
Lacock
Wiltshire
SN15 2LB
England
01249 730230

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5

Open

all year except Mon.

Facilities

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.

Background music

‘soft’ in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single £80–£110, double £110–£140. À la carte £36.

Other reviews

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’.

Map

Sign of the Angel
6 Church Street
nr Chippenham
Lacock
Wiltshire
SN15 2LB

Guest comments

'We were in the cottage with an excellent room and bathroom, and with the all-important car-parking space at our door. ' - Florence and - September, 2016
'FIRST RATE. The rooms are a delight; so what if the floorboards creak and the doors are quaintly 'off side'! Te beds are big and comfy. The staff are warm and friendly. The menu is one of the best we have sampled: local ingredients cooked to perfection. The lounge has two wonderfully large leather chairs (and a sofa), andlots of old books. All of this in a charming old village. ' - - April, 2011

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Tourist attractions

  • Lacock Abbey

    A National Trust property, with a woodland garden containing an historic collection of formal and native trees.

  • Fox Talbot Photographic Museum

    A museum dedicated to the former owner of Lacock Abbey and his experiments to discover the negative/positive photographic process.

  • Cain Hill Locks

    A flight of 16 locks in close succession along the canal, with a café at the top.

  • Corsham Court

    A privately owned stately home, with a significant art collection, formal gardens and parkland.