Wednesday 28 February 2007

The Best Beech Inn, Mayfield Lane, Wadhurst, Sussex

Scruffy, friendly inn with cosy bar on the outskirts of prosperous Wadhurst. Characterful, en-suite guest rooms, equipped with a mishmash of furniture, are let down by small double beds, sporting aging or ill-fitting mattresses and a thin-coating of dust. But appealing, tasty English breakfasts and free-flowing coffee, served by witty and attentive staff, make a good antidote to a fitful night's sleep. Double rooms, with breakfast, from £65 a night. 6/10