Good Hotel Guide Review
This peaceful small hotel and popular restaurant in a romantic Jacobean former dower house, surrounded by country gardens, continues to delight readers. Across a quiet road, the Teffont Brook rushes by to join the River Nadder (catch a trout, and they will smoke or cure it for you). Chef Andy Britton can often be seen feeding the Legbar hens in the kitchen garden, or picking ingredients for menus that he devises with manager Simon Greenwood, one of the four owners. Specialities include game in season (maybe roast loin of venison with venison jus and chocolate oil). ‘The food was ridiculously good for the price, with extras of amuse-bouche and a divine soup taster,’ a reader tells us. Bedrooms, one with a four-poster, have an understated country house look. A superior room has a super-king-size bed, a seating area, coffee machine and REN toiletries. ‘At night, with windows wide open, there was complete silence – wonderful.’ There are ‘plenty of comfy sitting areas’, with open fire, and ‘a lovely terrace for afternoon tea’. Another reader praises ‘a delightful welcome, fine meal and excellent breakfast’. (Stuart Smith, CH)
all year except 23–27 Dec.
lounge, snug, restaurant, function facilities in coach house, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre grounds, coach house (private function room) wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in dining room.
all ages welcomed (cot, high chair).
allowed in bedrooms (£15 charge), in public rooms except restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £95–£120, double £150–£225, £35 for child sharing with parents. Tasting menu £80, à la carte £37–£46.50, seasonal menu £28–£33.50.
10% discount voucher
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.