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A 15-minute riverside stroll from the cathedral, a good-value B&B in a modest Edwardian home fronted by flowery borders. Each of the traditionally decorated bedrooms is supplied with coffee- and tea-making facilities, plus a sweet treat. Breakfasts are imaginative and include seasonal fruits (raspberries and redcurrants) from the garden.
Hidden down rural lanes bordered by hedgerows, Ben Maschler’s contemporary country pub-with-rooms occupies a thatch-roofed 14th-century inn whose flagstone floors and ancient beams lend it much character.