Old Downton Lodge, in Ludlow, is steeped in history. A mixture of medieval, half timbered and Georgian surround a herb and flower bedecked courtyard that looks out towards the Hereford hills.

Chef Patron Karl Martin produces tasting menus for which he draws inspiration from local produce when he visits the local market and from his foraging expeditions in the Herefordshire countryside, creating a tasting menu that changes every day. Karl’s understated elegance in cooking, treating each locally sourced ingredient with the utmost respect, results in delicately balanced dishes offering a real flavour of Shropshire and the borders, recognised by being awarded 3 AA Rosette’s and featured in the Michelin Guide.

Old Downton Lodge’s bedrooms offer a mixture of exposed beams, high ceilings, alcoves and hidey holes have all been incorporated into the comfortable decor which includes modern solid oak four posters.

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