Run by: Nigel Milsom
Upmarket coaching inn combining Victorian elegance with some stylish modern twists. Relaxed and informal, there is a first rate fish restaurant (plus a grill menu for meat eaters) and a lively bar. The Tufton Arms is bang in the town centre, just over the River Eden and close to wonderful Boroughgate, which doesn't look like it's changed for centuries. For the past 26 years, the Milson family has run this friendly place and recently the bedrooms and main dining room have been completely refurbished.
Rooms: 24 - a mixture of T and D. B&B: from £45 (for best deals go to the website). Eve meal: mains £7.75 to £14.50 (except for steaks). Lunch: same. Pk lunch: pse pre-order. Cycle storage and drying facilities.
Run by: John & Mary Geary
Family run Georgian guest house with huge gardens. Charming and peaceful spot to rest up and just a short stroll into town or to the Royal Oak pub. Hearty breakfast and comfortable rooms, there's free wifi throughout. Hose pipe, tool kits and padlocks for bikes.