Good Hotel Guide Review
The Teff brook runs by this 17th-century limestone small hotel and former dower house in a Nadder valley village, with views of green fields and gardens. Here are roaring fires, fresh-cut flowers, ‘plenty of comfy seating areas, and a lovely outside terrace’ for a cream tea or lunch alfresco. Bedrooms, ranging from cosy to a four-poster room, have a restrained country house feel, a coffee machine, bathrobes and smart toiletries. ‘Our smallish twin double-aspect on the first floor had extremely comfortable beds with a decent-sized shower room.’ Andy Britton, who joined in 2017 having worked under stellar chefs such as Albert Roux and Michael Caines, is a key part of the operation. He will stop to chat with guests on his way to collect produce from the prolific kitchen garden that he has helped to develop. Farm-to-fork menus feature game from the Teffont shoot, trout from the Nadder. A typical dish: breast of guineafowl, confit leg, pommes Anna, carrot purée and confit shallot. The Legbar hens in a custom-built reserve lay beautiful blue-shelled eggs for breakfast. ‘A lovely atmosphere. We will be back.’ (IGC Farman, CH, SS)
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, extra bed £35.
allowed in bedrooms (£15 charge), in public rooms except restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £150, singles from £95. Tasting menu £80, à la carte £38–£48.50, seasonal menu £28.50–£35.