Open; Spring, Summer, Autumn and early Winter
Opening on the 25th March with early spring snow drops, daffodils and a gentle warmth in the sun’s rays, through the riot of summer colour, autumn’s golden tints and finally into cosy logs fires on chilly winter days. A hotel for all the seasons.
Early last year we bade a sad farewell to one of the beech trees, the slow, methodical felling was a sight to see, many a cup of tea was had by guests, mesmerized by the workmanship. Behind the scenes two boilers threw in the towel. These aren’t just boilers....these are huge boilers, one of which resides in the attic, glass lined, heavy, cumbersome, delicate and worth a bob or two, just a few words you don’t want in the same sentence. The dishwasher finally picked up its P45, after so many new parts I’m not sure it was the same machine... as in the case of Triggers broom, 17 new heads and 14 new handles, but still the same machine... or is it?
The green lounge has made its way to the top of the ‘to do’ list. Chairs to be reupholstered in bold new fabrics, a plaid, a tartan and maybe a velvet. Some paint will be splashed about here and there I’m sure, a clean down, marmalade to make, wood from the tree to log and some general repairs and renewals, should keep us quiet till spring.
We are again very proud to have retained our place amongst the AA’s top hotels, with our Inspectors’ Choice and Red Star accolades and a Rosette for our meals, as well as a Gold Award from the English Tourist Board (Visit Britain), inclusion in the Good Hotel and Michelin Guides, thanks to the continuing efforts of Andrew, Mark, Bruno, Anna, in fact all our staff, upstairs and downstairs.
We serve food to residents and non-residents throughout the day, starting with breakfast for the early riser beginning at 8:30-10:00am. Followed by morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas, finishing with dinner in the evening from 6:30-7:30pm
We also serve 2 and 3 course Sunday lunches and can cater for parties in an idyllic and restful setting in which you can enjoy excellent food and first class service.
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