Escaping to a warm, friendly inn that serves great food has never felt like a more enticing prospect. We pick 10 from the latest Good Hotel Guide
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There’s olde-English atmosphere in spades at this village pub overlooking the green by a Saxon church. Beams, flagstones and fireplace are all there, along with an oak-panelled dining room for candlelit dinners. It’s a welcoming retreat after exploring the surrounding countryside: there are walks from the door and it’s a short drive to the waterfalls of Low Force, High Force and Cauldron Snout. Rooms are in country-chic style: those in the main building have exposed stone and beams while courtyard rooms are more contemporary, with a patio. But one of the best things about this pub near Barnard Castle is that small doubles cost just £85 a night – and no, you don’t need your eyes tested, you’ve read that right.
• Doubles from £85 B&B, dogs welcome, rose-and-crown.co.uk