Langtons is mainly famous for its maze of bars, with seating areas and restaurants that stretch right through this substantial building to a garden and private car park.
Although the fine classic frontage remains, the old traditional bar at the front has been modernised, an outdoor bar and dining area has been added and, beyond the bar, the big Langton Ballroom has also been renovated.
Viewed as an hotel, first impressions are mixed as the arangement of the reception area means arrival can seem a bit disorganised.
However, this is a slightly wacky hotel of some character and good-sized rooms are furnished to a high standard with well-appointed bathrooms, making it a good place to stay if you want to be in the city centre.
Langton’s also offers a lively middle of the road dining experience - good food without frills, friendly service and good value for money.