“The Talbot Inn at Newnham Bridge has been given a tasteful makeover and a new lease of life by its current owners. It offers elegant accommodation in a 19th century coaching inn, and occupies a beautiful spot overlooking the River Teme. The seven bedrooms are light and spacious and all are individually decorated. The theme is definitely rustic chic and the vibe is tastefully understated, with one off pieces of furniture and splashes of pretty fabric accessorizing a creamy-white backdrop. Downstairs in the bar the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming with a roaring fire and armchairs to sink into with something appropriate, following a day's exploring or sightseeing. The food doesn't disappoint either. The emphasis here is on good honest rustic cuisine, created with quality, locally sourced ingredients. A great destination for those looking for a spot of rural R&R in a beautiful location and at a very reasonable price. 2015 Michelin Pub Guide”
Written by Sarah Empson
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The relaxed atmosphere within a stylish but traditional environment appeals to our customers. Our rooms are all individually designed with high quality soft furnishings and very comfy beds. Customers appreciate the little touches such as fresh coffee and milk and mini cafetieres in the rooms. Our food reflects the style of the building - rustic with some modern twists using great local produce - i.e Dexter beef reared specially for us 3 miles away, in season fruit (apples, pears, plums, damsons) from our own orchards, an extensive seasonally cocktail list using local vodka, gin and other fruit drinks. Above all we try to provide excellent value for money.
What is there to do in the area?
We are 10 miles from Ludlow - one of the most beautiful towns in England which has now developed as a serious foodie destination with three festivals each year. Ludlow has an extensive number of independent retailers and is well known for antiques.
Leominster is also 10 miles away. A lovely old black and white town with some delightful timbered buildings is a traditional market town. Some excellent value antique shops can be found here - a real hidden gem and popular with the weekend crowd!
The area offers an abundance of superb walking and cycling without the crowds and a number of historical properties such as Witley Court, Berrington Hall and Croft Castle all providing a good day out.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
As well as a full English breakfast we also offer other options such as home cured back bacon, muffin and hollandaise sauce, Glamorgan sausages and poached eggs, home cured salmon and scrambled eggs.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We serve lunch 12-2.30 pm Monday to Saturday and dinner 6 - 9.30 pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday lunch is served from 12 - 7.30pm. We also serve breakfast to non residents at the weekend from 8-10.30 am and afternoon tea Monday to Saturday from 3-5 pm.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All seven rooms have oversize walk in showers. Two superior bedrooms have larger bathrooms with separate bath tubs. Room seven is our largest room with some lovely pieces of antique furniture.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We provide reading books, colouring books and a dressing up box for younger children. We can provide high quality camp beds for children in the rooms.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
We are a bespoke independent inn offering high quality rooms and food in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Located in Worcestershire - a hidden gem of a region - we are just over two hours from London and a great value weekend destination!”