The Old Bell Hotel
Sitting proud next to Malmesbury’s 12th-century abbey is the oldest hotel in Britain. Step through the centuries as you glide through this quaint hotel – the stone fi replace in the brasserie dates from 1220. The edible offering is a delightful blend of British cuisine with European influences, and the ever-changing menu exploits the fresh produce that’s found in the local area. Start with crispy deep-fried hen’s egg accompanied by leeks, and potato and tarragon emulsion. Follow with chargrilled Sri Lankan monkfish, or sous vide lamb rump before ending on a sweet note with the delicious blackberry tarte Tatin. If you’re an early bird, start the day as you mean to go on and dig into breakfast and brunch options like spicy chorizo beans and eggs Benedict. Not far from Lacock National Trust village and Westonbirt Arboretum, this dreamy spot ticks every box.