When we last visited, we found that extensive renovations have changed the character of this redoubtable small hotel. It used to be old fashioned in a conventional sort of way. Modernisation aside, it's highly recommendable, and we continue to receive readers' letters saying just that. Of the two dining rooms, one is less formal than the other and gives on to a terrace with tables and chairs, from which you can enjoy the garden with the river bubbling in the background.
  Bedrooms are all different, with bright colour schemes and pleasant, but relatively simple furnishings. No.36 has a fine view over the garden. Bathrooms are practical. We can't fault this as a stopover, prices being particularly honest and staff, on our visit, dutiful and friendly. The food is well above average, with pie au crabe still a pièce de résistance (advance ordering required). Breakfast is better than the norm. Ask about the salmon fishing.