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“A destination foodie inn with smart cooking and atmospheric bar and dining-rooms in a traditional, family-owned village pub. Bedrooms are homely and comfortable, and the welcome warm and genuine.”

“A destination foodie inn with smart cooking and atmospheric bar and dining-rooms in a traditional, family-owned village pub. Bedrooms are homely and comfortable, and the welcome warm and genuine.”

Hotel Review

You could be forgiven for thinking this is just a village pub, albeit an old one - 17th-century origins, stone-mullioned windows. From the outside it looks nothing special and Hough on the Hill is a quiet Lincolnshire village. But its 90-cover restaurant attracts diners from much of the county. Food is Modern British cooked with confidence but without fuss: cured sea trout with gnocchi and salsa verde, for example, or pork belly with black pudding crumble. Bread is home-made - perhaps coriander and chilli - and the triple chocolate brownie has a loyal following. The bar and dining areas are a well-judged blend of comfortable country pub and understated contemporary elegance: exposed-brick walls, beams and log fires mix with sober grey panelling, white cloths and creamy striped linen chairs. The five bedrooms are modest though comfortable with plain carpets, pretty wallpapers and solid country furniture. One room is cosily tucked under the eaves, the largest is in a separate barn conversion. All have views over village or countryside and have thoughtful touches such as fresh milk, bathrobes and DVDs. Everyone is welcomed by owners Lorraine and Paul Willoughby like long-lost friends. It can be hard to leave.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • A country inn with great food and elegantly designed rooms
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Sights nearby
  • Lincoln Cathedral & Bailgate is a grand Gothic Cathedral, nestled in the cobbled bailgate area overlooking the city of Lincoln
  • Other Activities
  • Visit the many historic sights of Lincolnshire including Lincoln Castle, Belvoir Castle and Tattershall Castle
  • Golf
  • Just a 10 minute drive away is the Sudbrook Moor Golf Club and Driving Range
  • Riding
  • Have a riding lesson at The Paddocks Riding Centre Hough-on-the-Hill
  • Country Escape
  • A country inn with great food and elegantly designed rooms
  • Great walks
  • Take a walk in the National Trust's Belton House grounds
  • Full of character
  • Charming
  • Disabled access
  • Village
  • Inn
  • Chic
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private dining room
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Lincoln Cathedral & Bailgate is a grand Gothic Cathedral, nestled in the cobbled bailgate area overlooking the city of Lincoln
  • Other Activities
  • Visit the many historic sights of Lincolnshire including Lincoln Castle, Belvoir Castle and Tattershall Castle
  • Golf
  • Just a 10 minute drive away is the Sudbrook Moor Golf Club and Driving Range
  • Riding
  • Have a riding lesson at The Paddocks Riding Centre Hough-on-the-Hill
  • Great walks
  • Take a walk in the National Trust's Belton House grounds

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The Brownlow Arms, Lincolnshire: hotel review

The Brownlow Arms, in Hough-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire, is a country inn with a faultless restaurant and charmingly decorated bedrooms.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The Brownlow Arms

Originally published by Good Hotel Guide (view article)