Widbrook Grange

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

‘Staying here was an experience,’ wrote Guide inspectors of Nick Dent’s Georgian farmhouse hotel, which is so dog-friendly it even hosts doggie birthday parties, and where creative reuse has been raised to an art form. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Staying here was an experience,’ wrote Guide inspectors of Nick Dent’s Georgian farmhouse hotel, which is so dog-friendly it even hosts doggie birthday parties, and where creative reuse has been raised to an art form. A scrap-metal horse crops the grass. A sheep sports a spark-plug fleece. Within, even a bicycle has been upcycled as a washstand. The decor is ‘genuinely rustic, with wooden boxes piled up to form shelving … lots of interesting visual stimuli’. Yet there is nothing Steptoe here. House and annexe bedrooms have modern comforts, maybe an in-room roll-top bath, an emperor bed, ‘crisp bedlinens’, Bramley toiletries. There is a gin bar off ‘a clubby sitting room’, while in the restaurant gin features along with home-grown produce in many of Sandor Szucs’s dishes. For instance, ham-wrapped monkfish with a saffron gin sauce, or pear and mango cake, blackberry mousse, mulberry gin sorbet. A kids’ menu is mercifully free of mother’s 
ruin. Meanwhile, four-legged friends can tuck into sausages at breakfast, have afternoon tea, or 
hold a party, with optional bow ties and neckerchiefs along with a menu of cookies and cakes.

Hotel details

Address

Trowbridge Road
Bradford-on-Avon
Wiltshire
BA15 1UH
England

Telephone

01225 864750

Bedrooms

19. 15 in outbuildings, 
1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

gin bar, snug, restaurant, conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, function facilities, 11-acre grounds, 11-metre indoor heated swimming pool, gym, giant chess, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

soft, all day in public rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in certain bedrooms (£15 per dog per night), public rooms, not restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B double £155–£215, D,B&B £225–£285. 
À la carte £40, tasting menu £59.