Alastair Sawday pubs with rooms

Lord Crewe Arms at Blanchland - Inn in Durham
December 27, 2015 – 04:34 pm

Initially the abbot's lodge and kitchens (and its particular yard the cloisters), the Lord Crewe Arms has become a level II*-listed inn. The village, in a sheep-clad area on moors' side, had been constructed with rock from the abbey's damages. Inside: ancient flags, inglenook fireplaces, fortress wall space and a classy country décor. Community places are priced between lofty to intimate plus the atmospheric bar is in the vaulted crypt. With a head cook from Mark Hix's 'stable', the powerful modern-day British menu includes steaks, chops and spit-roasted meats, fresh crab salad and ruby beets. Puddings hark returning to ancient times: ocean buckthorn posset, rhubarb fumble. Wines feature great burgundies and clarets, ales cover anything from Allendale's Golden Plover to Nel's most readily useful from High home Farm, and you can find water bowls for puppies within the yard. If you stay, you are in for a goody. Most spaces are split amongst the Angel, a simple, beautiful, listed ex-inn throughout the method, and the former tied up cottages. Some bed rooms have revealed stone walls and real fires, all have soft rugs, good fabrics, divine bedrooms and deep baths.

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