This is the latest thrilling venture by co-owners Dan Brod, Charlie Luxton and Matt Greenlees, whose portfolio of successful country pubs with rooms also includes The Beckford Arms (p45). Here, the trio has deliciously reinvented an 18th-century inn on the edge of the Longleat Estate, adding 16 simple yet stylish rooms in the main building and stable block. Countryside-inspired interiors feature a muted colour palette, cosy blankets on the beds and sink-into armchairs; the biggest rooms also come with modern four-posters and roll-top baths. Local is a priority so there is gin from nearby distilleries and beer from artisan breweries (it also has its own Horning Ale), as well as wine from the Beckford Bottle Shop in Bath, all served at the wood-panelled bar. In the kitchen, chef Andy Kilburn cooks up comforting, unpretentious favourites such as dry-aged Wiltshire steaks, hearty Sunday lunch and apple crumble to share. During the summer there’s nothing more lovely than settling down at cocktail hour on the sun-trap terrace looking out across the fields.
Doubles from £120
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