This pub has long had a reputation for its excellent food – much of it grown on its own farm. Four lovely new rooms mean guests can now stay the night in the ‘ridiculously pretty’ village

The Pointer takes “local” to the next level. The food comes from its own farm. The beer is brewed in the same village. And now punters have only to stumble over the road to bed. The pub’s owners recently bought the cottage opposite and have turned it into rooms.

The 18th-century two-up two-down now comprises four tasteful bedrooms. Ours was on the ground floor, and we were a little taken aback by the large windows giving directly on to the pavement – it’s not exactly private. Accidental exhibitionism aside, it is a lovely room: painted in shades of grey, with a sturdy sisal carpet and soft sheepskin rugs. A rough-hewn plank wardrobe and basket-weave lampshades add a rustic touch. Two little paintings of a cocker spaniel and a staffie echo the pub’s motif of a pointer dog (although actually the pub is named after the Pointer family that once owned it). The super-kingsize bed looked impressive, but was two singles pushed together – great if you want twin beds; annoying if you don’t.

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Source: Gaurdian

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