It was back in 1997 that Tim and Stefa Hart, owners of the sublime Hambleton Hall, transformed the old A&E department of Nottingham’s former Victorian hospital into Hart’s Restaurant. Refurbished in 2015, it’s a light and airy space serving superb modern British dishes with a cosy bar area. Next to the restaurant is Hart’s hotel, purpose-built in 2003 with striking lines, curved buttresses, a dashing yet welcoming lobby and a softly furnished, light-filled residents’ bar. Bedrooms are faultlessly equipped, with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Eight have private terraces, and all but eight inward-facing rooms present an unexpected surprise and a great bonus: far-flung views across the city to the countryside beyond. In the foreground: the Park Estate, notable Victorian residences begun by the Duke of Newcastle in the 1820s and now a conservation area. In the distance: the cooling towers of the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station.
Doubles from £134
+44 (0)115 988 1900; hartsnottingham.co.uk
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CLAIM TO FAME
Hart’s Hotel was built in 2002 to an award-winning design by architect Julian Marsh on the former ramparts of Nottingham’s medieval castle.
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