Hart’s Hotel – Nottingham
Hart’s is an award-winning 32-bedroom boutique hotel in Nottingham city centre with a private car park and secluded garden. One of the highest-rated hotels in the region, it was purpose-built on the old ramparts of Nottingham Castle in 2003, with striking lines, curved buttresses and a dashing yet welcoming lobby. Bedrooms are faultlessly equipped, with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Six have private terraces with access directly into the garden, and most inward-facing rooms present an unexpected bonus: far-flung views across the city to the countryside beyond. In the foreground is the Park Estate, notable Victorian residences begun by the Duke of Newcastle in the 1820s and now a conservation area. Within the hotel the Hart’s Kitchen restaurant is a brilliant example of modern British cooking at its best, with menus created by executive chef Aaron Patterson from Hart’s sister hotel, the Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall. No extravagant flights of fancy, but first-class dishes such as gnocchi with wild garlic or whole grilled plaice, created using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Doubles from £139
+44 (0)1159 881900; hartsnottingham.co.uk