WHERE TO STAY IN SHIP­SHAPE STYLE

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Wil­low and pat­terns: The Rose Re­vived Inn in New­bridge Thames Head Inn, Cirences­ter, Glouces­ter­shire: An English coun­try pub with a well-stocked cen­tral bar sur­rounded by var­i­ous nooks and cran­nies. At the rear of the pub is a beau­ti­fully con­verted barn pro­vid­ing qual­ity lodg­ings. www.thamesheadinn.co.uk. The Rose Re­vived Inn, New­bridge nr Wit­ney, Ox­ford­shire: A 16th-cen­tury inn in the heart of one of Eng­land’s most pic­turesque coun­ties; gue­strooms are fur­nished to a high stan­dard. www.rosere­vived.com. Susie Howard’s B & B, Abing­don, Ox­ford­shire: Com­fort­able, at­trac­tive ac­com­mo­da­tion in two his­toric houses, one of which, St Ethel­wold’s, dates back to the 14th cen­tury. Ten gue­strooms and a self-con­tained flat; a lovely gar­den leads down to the Thames. Chil­dren wel­come. www.abing­donbe­dand­break­fast.com. Amer­den Lodge B & B, Old Marsh Lane, Taplow, Buck­ing­hamshire: Built around a 16th-cen­tury cot­tage, this pe­riod lodge is in a peace­ful set­ting on the banks of the Thames. Two gue­strooms; one en­suite. Full English break­fast in­cluded and evening meal avail­able. +44 1628 673 458; www.uk-bedandbreak­fast.co.uk/ s—eng/bucks.asp or nigel.saw@bt­in­ter­net.com. The Bull at Streat­ley, Streat­ley, Read­ing, Berk­shire: Six en­suite gue­strooms fea­ture colour television and all the ex­pected ameni­ties. www.the­bul­lat­streat­ley.com. David and Kate Bridekirk B & B, Hen­ley-on-Thames, Ox­ford­shire: Up­stairs one twin bed­room, down­stairs two sin­gle beds. +44 1491 572 982. The Boathouse and Bridge Lodge, Chert­sey, Sur­rey: A mo­tor lodge-style es­tab­lish­ment on the river near Chert­sey Bridge. www.book­ing.com/ho­tel/gb/ boathouse­and­bridgelodge.html. The River­side Ho­tel, Rich­mond, Sur­rey: Close to the Thames with views of the river and the pic­turesque town. The lounge and break­fast room over­look the river; in­di­vid­u­ally dec­o­rated gue­strooms. www.river­siderich­mond.co.uk. Robin Poke

Pic­ture: Robin Poke

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