Published 30 April 2021
By Lisa Markwell
As a summer of limited foreign travel beckons, it’s great to see some stylish small hotels and restaurants with rooms opening around Britain. First up is the Double Red Duke, from Sam and Georgie Pearman, who have a strong track record in boutique hotels. Opening on 17 May, the Cotswolds property, part of the Country Creatures group, is a converted 17th century coaching in with 19 rooms. One big draw is the restaurant overseen by Richard Turner with ex-Hawksmoor chef Richard Sandiford running the kitchen.
Meanwhile, over in east Devon is Glebe House, run by Hugo and Olive Guest, which also opens on 17 May. This sounds like an exciting new fixture as the six bedrooms are just the start – Hugo is ex-Marksman and Sorella, and is joined in the kitchen by Sam Lomas, late of River Cottage and Tide Llanw. They’ll be growing their own produce and guests can take part in workshops and cookery classes featuring the on-site bakery and charcuterie room.
Finally, and more familiar, The Pig is launching another in its group of cosy, chic hotels. The Pig in the South Downs, will open its doors in September in a Regency house in the countryside near Arundel in West Sussex. Going by the standard of its existing properties, this newest Pig will feature a good restaurant – and we hear the rooms include converted traditional field wagons. Booking opens mid-May so get in early…