There’s something about Lacock that makes you feel like you’ve been here before. Then you suddenly realise the charming village on the edge of the Cotswolds, is something of a regular in period TV dramas and hit movies such as Harry Potter. One of its leading lights is the 15th-century coaching inn Sign of the Angel.
Each of its five en-suite rooms have delightfully quirky features from its past, complemented by period and contemporary furnishings and a muted colour scheme.
The restaurant, with its huge focal fireplace and stone flooring, shows off the best in local, seasonal produce. Start with orange and tarragon-cured sea trout with almond and asparagus. For mains, you can’t go past the baked pork tenderloin, wrapped in pastry and served with peas, mint and a crackling crumb. And just when you think it can’t get any more British, out comes elderflower and rhubarb trifle and a West Country cheese platter laced with candied walnuts. To avoid a sore head, remember to duck on the way upstairs. Doubles from £120.
This article was published on 21st June 2017 so certain details may not be up to date.