Laid-back lux­ury

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Front Page -

Josie Clarke vis­its The Dog & Bad­ger restau­rant and bar at Med­men­ham on the River Thames, which has un­der­gone an ex­ten­sive re­fur­bish­ment.

Afive-minute walk from the Thames tow­path, in the pretty Chilterns vil­lage of Med­men­ham, The Dog & Bad­ger oc­cu­pies a lov­ingly re­fur­bished pe­riod build­ing dat­ing to the 14th Cen­tury. Charm­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion, and an ex­cel­lent bar and restau­rant, cre­ate an at­mos­phere of laid­back lux­ury.

Each of the six rooms has been named af­ter gin botan­i­cals – Ju­niper, An­gel­ica, Cas­sia, Hibis­cus, Honey­suckle and Poppy – and is sit­u­ated in the quintessen­tially English Gill­man’s Cot­tage, a Grade-II listed for­mer Ale House ad­ja­cent to the restau­rant and bar.

The rooms blend pe­riod fea­tures with a con­tem­po­rary fin­ish and are loaded with mes­meris­ing tech­nol­ogy, a par­tic­u­lar high­light be­ing the disco-lit am­bi­ence of the stun­ning bath­rooms.

Guests can ex­pect all the trap­pings of a lux­ury bou­tique ho­tel, from king­sized beds with high thread counts to in­di­vid­u­ally con­trolled air con­di­tion­ing, Ne­spresso cof­fee ma­chines, mini Riva bars, pri­vate steam rooms, and bath­rooms with un­der­floor heat­ing and fluffy robes. Two of the suites can in­ter-con­nect, mak­ing them ideal for fam­i­lies.

The cosy restau­rant and bar, with its nooks for quiet, pri­vate din­ing, serve up tra­di­tional Bri­tish food with a som­me­lier on hand for the per­fect wine match. The

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