This cute little restaurant with rooms occupies an old merchant’s house that dates from 1640. Michelle and Mark have been at the helm for some 25 years cooking up a fine reputation – not only for their delicious food, but for the quirky, old-world interiors in which they serve it. Inside you find huge beams, timber frames, half panelling and stripped floors. Big warm colours sit on the walls, smartly clothed tables are lit by candles, deco posters of the Orient Express hang in every room (Mark supplies the train with canapés and desserts). Back in the restaurant, sofas wait in front of a fire that smoulders from morning to night in winter. Here you drool over the menu before digging into delicious food, perhaps scallop ravioli with lemon grass and ginger, short rib of beef in a red wine sauce, dark chocolate mousse with honey ice cream. Six nicely-priced rooms wait, two in the main house (timber frames, lots of colour), four off the attractive courtyard (comfy sofas, lovely bathrooms). Plans are afoot for a couple of suites. Welsh hills wait to the west, so bring your walking boots.