Gradings, Accolades & Press Reports


VisitBritain Quality in Tourism rating Three Star Gold Award December 2015

VisitBritain Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service December 2015

An AA Inspectors' Choice Hotel. Assessed and announced annually, this award recognises the very best hotels in Britain and Ireland that offer consistently outstanding levels of quality, comfort, cleanliness and customer care.

Two AA Restaurant Rosettes. Awarded to the best local restaurants serving food prepared with care, understanding and skill with an obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients.


The Good Hotel Guide
Editors Choice award for Historic Hotel 2015

Winner of a Travellers’ Choice 2012 award (Top 25 small hotels in the UK)
Winner of a Travellers’ Choice 2013 award (Top 25 small hotels in the UK)
Winner of a Travellers’ Choice 2014 award (Top 25 small hotels in the UK)

Breakfast award December 2015

Press Reports

The Good Hotel Guide
'A very good hotel; well-trained staff, caring proprietors, superb house-keeping.'.

Harden's Restaurant Guide
"Wonderful locally sourced, well prepared food, served with a flourish" inspires a small but ardent fan club for this traditionally-styled hotel.

The Guardian, Somewhere for the weekend
'an ideal setting for an Agatha Christie mystery…seriously outstanding table d'hôte.'

The Times

'the perfect place to escape from the pace of city life'