Reviews

AN INSPECTOR CALLS – Daily Mail 20th May 2011

Castleman_064“Chettle is one of the most extraordinary villages in Britain… a tiny Dorset hideaway. There is nothing grasping about the Castleman. Dinner is delicious and sensibly priced… It’s a Friday night and the restaurant is packed.”
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THE GOOD HOTEL GUIDE

“The most agreeable and best value hotel we know” say fans returning to Barbara Garnsworthy’s restaurant-with-rooms in a historic Dorset village …The ‘complete silence’ and ‘lack of rules’ are appreciated.”  www.goodhotelguide.com

THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE

Castleman_059“This peaceful country restaurant-with-rooms, a former dower house, is in an impossibly pretty location and makes for an intimate venue run with conviviality and an eye for the best regional produce.”

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“Nicely priced rooms in enchanting rural Dorset. Homely interiors, a relaxed informality and wonderfully traditional English food.”

CHARMING SMALL HOTEL GUIDE

Castleman_125“Upstairs, the elegant proportions of the rooms have been left intact, and bedrooms are just right: comfortable and in good taste, but without room service or unnecessary frills so as to keep prices sensible; several of the bathrooms have Victorian roll top baths. The ‘large’ rooms are enormous, one with a huge bay window overlooking the fields, whilst the smaller ones are still spacious.”

THE HOTEL GURU

“Charming and eccentric restaurant with rooms, bags of character, in a Queen Ann manor house. Good value, simple rooms, old fashioned, in great countryside.” www.thehotelguru.com

THE FOODIE BUGLE

Owned by its Head Chef, Barbara Garnsworthy, the hotel represents one of the very few “home from home” hotels left – unapologetically old fashioned, unstylised and unmodernised, it’s a place of unfussy comfort, peace and rural activities…what makes the Castleman so charming, quirky and delightful are the intangible features over and above the swags and riches of its period features. It’s the old-fashioned politeness of its staff, its quiet welcome, its courteous treatment of guests as if they were the only people that mattered.
Read the full review at www.thefoodiebugle.com/article/eating-out/castleman-hotel-and-restaurant-in-chettle