While this riverside hotel may perhaps be visually at odds with the pleasing traditional style of the area, it brings welcome amenities to the town and is always well maintained.
Public areas are quite impressive and rooms are comfortably furnished in a moderate, contemporary style that people feel comfortable with - and there are good facilities for conferences and functions.
Off-season and special interest breaks are offered and there is plenty to do in this beautiful area, including fishing, golf and horse riding.
There is a pleasant riverside path in a linear park beside the hotel and this can be a useful place to break a journey to stretch the legs and have a bite to eat; in the Guide's experience, the food is above average hotel fare and staff are friendly and helpful.
Conference/banqueting facilities (800/600), secretarial services. Leisure centre with pool. Own parking. Children welcome (under 3 free in parents' room, cots available without charge, baby sitting arranged). No pets. Garden. Rooms 60 (1 junior suite, 2 for disabled, 10 no smoking). Lift. 24 hour room service. Closed 25-26 Dec.