The White Hart Royal Hotel and Eatery is an AA rated 3 star hotel, with individually designed bedrooms including several Deluxe rooms. It is an historic former 17th-century coaching inn located in the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh. Some rooms offer 4-poster beds, private outside areas, very spacious wet rooms and roll-top baths.
The Moreton in Marsh hotel boasts two delightful period lounges, a Courtyard Restaurant, and a traditional Snug Bar with flagstone floors and an original inglenook fireplace. Guests can enjoy the superb cuisine and an extensive wine list.
The Talbot Hotel and Eatery is an AA rated 3 star hotel, with individually designed bedrooms including several feature rooms. It is an historic former 17th-century coaching inn located in the centre of Oundle. Some rooms offer 4-poster beds, lounges, very spacious wet rooms and roll-top baths.
The hotel originally dates from the 7th Century AD and its oldest building is clearly medieval in design albeit with a modified 16th century gallery, complete with original graffiti dating back to the 1700s etched into its windows. The hotel is famous for its New Street and inner courtyard facades, which were built with stone from Fotheringhay Castle in 1630. The stone mullion windows and timber staircase overlooking the inner courtyard are, reputedly, also from Fotheringhay Castle. The staircase is believed to be that which Mary Queen of Scots famously descended on route to her execution at the castle on 8 February 1587.
The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough, is a former coaching inn and has been offering a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over 500 years. It is as comfortable, welcoming and elegant today as it was in its coaching heyday, when visited by King Charles I the day before the famous battle of Naseby in 1645.
The former 16th century coaching inn blends traditional hospitality with the comfort of a modern hotel and has been providing excellent food, drink and warm hospitality for many years. The hotel is perfectly placed in the centre of the historic market town of Market Harborough and has its own large car park.
The White Hart is in the perfect location, situated at the centre of this bustling market town with fine views over the river Witham and the nearby 700 year old “Boston Stump”. This delightful former coaching Inn has been sensitively refurbished and it`s Courtyard bar, Eatery & Coffee House provides the perfect spot for enjoying an informal brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. If you prefer a more formal setting then the Riverside restaurant is the ideal place to sit back and enjoy some of the finest food found in the area. Alternatively enjoy the fresh air by taking your time with a glass of wine, fine ale or expertly prepared cocktail on the charming patio area decked out with dining tables as well as sofas on which to lounge. The market town and small port of Boston sits at the heart of Lincolnshire`s dramatic fen land at the edge of the famous Wash on the East coast of England – the drier side of the country – allegedly! The town`s most notable landmark is St Botolph`s which lays claim to be the largest parish church in England and one with the tallest tower.
The Royal Oak Hotel, Eatery and Coffee House is a Grade II listed building which began its life in the 18th century. A Coaching Inn on the main route our function room, The Powis Suite, was one the stables where travelers would hitch their horses during their stay. The Hotel was formerly the manor house of the Earl of Powis until 1927.
The Royal Oak Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House has Grade II listed status as the building has a great deal of history dating back to the 18th Century. The hotel also features a chimney stack with stone that came from an abbey that once stood in Pool Quay, which dates back to Elizabethan times. The Hotel was formerly the manor house of the Earl of Powis until 1927 when it became a coaching inn.
The historic Old Bridge Inn and Coffee House sits imposingly alongside the river Holme and at the Heart of this small market town. Famed for its traditional Yorkshire fayre, well-kept cellar including a good range of local ales and above all, the warmth and hospitality of the Team. The Inn provides the perfect spot for enjoying a wholesome breakfast, or perhaps be tempted into a naughty treat of cake with your favourite hot drink, or a delicious lunch or dinner – and all of these can be enjoyed in the sympathetically designed contemporary bar and Eatery or al fresco on the expansive patio area to the front of the building. Renowned TV classic Last of the Summer Wine was filmed here, The Bamforth family (of cheeky postcard fame) were pioneers of British films, producing an historically significant collection or perhaps Little Hollywood is purely that Holmfirth, originally spelt Holm Frith can be translated as Holly Wood. Perhaps take in some live music at the Picturedrome –“The North of Englands finest intimate music venue”?
Founded by the Normans in 1071 the town grew up around the castle on the “riche-mont” or “strong hill” and gave it its name of Richmond. It is a town of unique character and beauty which has changed little through the centuries. Indeed according to a recent ROL survey “Richmond in Yorkshire remains one of the most beautiful and rewarding places to visit in the country”. Spend the afternoon exploring nooks, crannies and alleys , admiring the mixture of mediaeval and Georgian architecture, learn the history of the region`s Green Howards regiment and end the day after dark on the infamous ghost walk – if you dare. Alternatively so many of the visitors come to Richmond for just one thing and that`s walking. Whether it’s a stroll around town, a challenging hike through the wooded valleys of the River Swale or going a little further afield into the ruggedness of the Yorkshire dales, Richmond provides the perfect base from which to do it.
The King`s Head stands majestically, as if holding court, over the vast cobbled marketplace, an impressive building built in 1720 and the first to be constructed of red brick in Richmond. Exuding an aura of history throughout, this iconic Coaching Inn reopened after a major 21st Century refurbishment in June 2016 and has delighted all those who have visited it since. The charming Eatery welcomes all comers from breakfast through to morning coffee and cake, lunch and dinner and the afternoon teas are a real highlight. The bar provides the perfect place to relax with a fine wine, local beer or perhaps a cocktail whilst you share stories of your day before retiring to one of the 25 tastefully decorated bedrooms. The King`s Room and Panel Room provide the perfect venue for weddings, celebrations or simply a private dinner party whilst larger numbers can enjoy the sumptuous glamour of The Ballroom and Olga`s bar, famous for the piano recital given by Franz Liszt in 1841. A visit to the King`s Head and Richmond could not be recommended more highly.
Helmsley is the only market town in the North Moors National Park and is the perfect base for exploring the wider area of this beautiful part of the world. Visitors are drawn to this idyllic place enjoying, not only the handsome, rugged scenery in which it is set, but the eclectic collection of independent shops and boutiques which can be found along its main streets. From the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Hemsley Castle, The Walled Garden to cycling, open-air swimming and long walks with the dog, there really is something for everyone.
The Feathers is situated on the market square and offers a delightful mix of historic charm and Yorkshire hospitality. The Inn has an excellent reputation locally for good food and fine ales and its famed Sunday Carvery is a must for any visitor. The Pickwick Bar with its low ceilings and open fire boasts a bar which is the longest piece of work created by Robert Thompson, famous for his Mouseman furniture. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to partake of refreshment with the cosy Feversham Bar, Atrium or 80 seater all weather courtyard to the rear. The Feathers also provides the ideal venue for your special occasion with the Rydale Suite offering function or meeting space for up to 200 people. All 23 bedrooms are uniquely different and reflect not only this traditional jewel of a Coaching Inn but also the special and authentic feel of Helmsley itself.
As well as being a picturesque Yorkshire town, Thirsk was also the home of the renowned vet and writer James Herriot. Regarded as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east, Thirsk is a quintessentially English market town set against a spectacular backdrop. It is no wonder that the much-loved author was so inspired living and working here. Thirsk is also famous for its race course which has almost 20 fixtures each year, its 15th Century Church and cricketer and businessman Thomas Lord. Unsurprisingly the town gets a mention in the Domesday Book as Tresche and the cobbled market place dates from medieval times and is still the centre of commerce today.
The Golden Fleece takes pride of place positioned centrally overlooking the market square. This 16th Century Coaching Inn exudes warmth and a real Yorkshire welcome from the moment you step over the threshold and move on past the Georgian “coaching clock” through to the racehorse themed Paddock bar. Steeped in history and tastefully decorated the Inn has comfortable dining and drinking areas to explore and an open fire to cosy up to in the winter months. There are 26 bedrooms, each of which have been refurbished to reflect their individual style and feel. The Farmers room provides the ideal venue for anything from private parties, celebrations or business meetings – nothing is too much trouble. The Golden Fleece provides the perfect getaway after a an invigorating day spent exploring the local shops, the surrounding countryside or after, what hopefully has been, a successful day at the races.
Lying at the south west foot of the Wolds and at the edge of the Fens, Horncastle is a bustling and historic market town situated just 19 miles from Lincoln. It attracts visitors from home and abroad, eager to browse it’s antique shops and explore the weekly markets. The farmers’ market, selling local Lincolnshire products, is also worth a visit.
The Admiral Rodney is a 17th century Coaching Inn located at the very heart of the town. It has 31 individually-styled classic, superior and deluxe rooms, a contemporary bar, 80 cover restaurant and relaxing coffee area. With three fully refurbished rooms – The Top Deck Suite, The Admiralty Suite and The Captain’s Table – our Inn is the perfect venue for your wedding, conference, birthday party or business meeting. At the end of the day enjoy a fine wine or pint of local Bateman’s ale on our new patio area which also provides the perfect backdrop for photographs of your special day.
The Old Riverport of St Ives nestles on the banks of The Great Ouse river and is barely 15 miles from Cambridge. Know the world over for the Chapel on the 15th century bridge which spans the water, the town has over 150 buildings which are listed and lives under the watchful eye of Oliver Cromwell, a one-time time resident of the town. As a market town St Ives is true to the name with markets held every Monday and Friday and an award winning Farmers markets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday in each month. Between the fascinating history, the heritage of the waterfront and the many footpaths along the ancient water meadows you are spoilt for choice for reasons to visit this lovely part of Cambridgeshire.
The Golden Lion is a truly classic coaching Inn offering the weary traveller 21st century comfort in a delightful 18th century building, indeed, the Inn is referenced in the 1893 travel book “ The Official guide to the Great Eastern Railway”. The Hotel offers a spacious drinking and dining area and generates a genuinely warm and welcoming ambience as the locals and visitors alike flock in from early on for a range of freshly made hot drinks, delicious cakes and to sample some of the excellent food on offer. To the rear of the building there is a split level courtyard which is perfect for relaxing and going alfresco. All your accommodation needs are fulfilled by 28 well-appointed bedrooms set around an airy lobby. And, if you are looking for somewhere for that special celebration or regular meeting, then look no further. The Cromwell function suite is found adjacent to the Courtyard and can accommodate up to 100 people or 50 for more formal dining.
The charming town of Hungerford is found on the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty and is the most westerly town in Berkshire. Positioned on the River Dun, the town makes an ideal base for, not only exploring Berkshire but also the neighbouring county of Wiltshire and the delightful Kennet and Avon canal. Hungerford can be traced back to 1173 where it was known from the Saxon as Hanging Wood Ford and is famous as being the town where in 1688 William of Orange was offered the Crown of England. Modern day visitors return time again and again to browse the antiques stores and bespoke shops and stalls which appear throughout the year as part of the local fairs and celebrations.
The Three Swans is perfectly positioned on the market place and as a Coaching Inn is first found reference to in 1661 as part of an inquisition concerning lands given for the maintenance of a school in Hungerford. A traditional and historic building, it still maintains the original archway where horse drawn carriages would enter into the rear courtyard. Naturally the Inn has evolved over the centuries and now boasts 25 well-appointed bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and coffee lounge as well as a cosy snug. It provides the perfect sanctuary after spending an energetic day perhaps climbing Walbury Hill, the highest in England, enjoying the views from Silbury hill, communing with our ancient past at Avebury Stone Circle or having had a day at Newbury races, only 8 miles away. The Three Swans is easily accessible being only 3 miles off the M4 and on the main line to the West Country and London Paddington.
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