An Inspector Calls… A good value and friendly hotel in easy striking distance of the New Forest  

An Inspector Calls… A superb worth and pleasant lodge inside straightforward placing distance of the New Forest

  • The Inspector checked into the Lord Bute situated near the Dorset coast
  • The lodge was as soon as dwelling to Lord Bute – a former prime minister in 1762/63
  • There are 13 rooms and the Inspector discovered his had a variety of brown furnishings 

Arriving late was all the time the plan. We’d been at a present in close by Christchurch and weren’t planning on consuming on the Lord Bute after we arrived at 10.30pm. 

However we have been a little bit peckish. ‘Any likelihood of some cheese and biscuits,’ I requested the barman, extra in hope than expectation.

‘After all,’ he stated. ‘How about some cured smoked salmon to go together with it?’

The Inspector checked into the Lord Bute Lodge in Christchurch, which was as soon as dwelling to Lord Bute, prime minister for 12 months in 1762-Three throughout the reign of George III

I put this willingness partly all the way down to the Lord Bute having been in personal arms for greater than 30 years. Its computer systems appear programmed to say ‘sure’.

An enormous plate of cheese arrived, with scrumptious strips of salmon. What’s extra, the barman poured me the largest glass of white wine I’ve ever seen.

‘That ought to preserve you going,’ he stated.

The lodge — in straightforward placing distance of the New Forest and the Dorset coast — was as soon as dwelling to Lord Bute, prime minister for 12 months in 1762-Three throughout the reign of George III.

The Lord Bute Hotel is in easy striking distance of the New Forest and the Dorset coast, pictured

The Lord Bute Lodge is in straightforward placing distance of the New Forest and the Dorset coast, pictured 

There are 13 rooms. In ours, there was a variety of brown: brown wardrobe, brown desk, brown wicker couch, brown curtains, brown headboard, brown bedspread . . . however you don’t come right here for a cutting-edge break. You come as a result of it’s good worth and pleasant.

My fellow company are all {couples} and everybody tucks in to the total English within the morning. 

Earlier than leaving, I choose up a flyer explaining concerning the lodge’s jazz nights and that chef Rosemary Shrager will probably be doing a flip in June. I believe the Lord Bute has a loyal following.

TRAVEL FACTS 

The Lord Bute Lodge, 181-185 Lymington Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4JS. Doubles from £143. For extra data name 01425 278884 or go to thelordbute.co.uk.

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