Richmond is a fascinating historical town where narrow cobbled streets and Georgian dwellings are watched over by the oldest Norman castle in England. On a quiet cobbled street in the centre stands this charming townhouse, equally well known for its friendly welcome and excellent food. It's clear from the first glance at the menu that its creator possesses an innate understanding, and love, of food. Local influences are evident in dishes such as braised Yorkshire feather blade and pan-fried wild East Coast sea bass - but expect French and Italian flavours too. Desserts include baked rice pudding with Pedro Ximinez soaked Medjool dates and Spotted Dick with bayleaf custard, pear & cinnamon tatin or a very fine selection from 856 British cheeses. The Georgian dining room complements the food with restored bare floorboards, antique tables, stylish tableware and designer lighting. The originality and flair of the menu extends to the stylish and recently renovated bedrooms. Unique solid oak beds designed and made for the hotel, with pocket sprung/memory foam mattresses, designer fabrics and furnishings make for ultimate relaxation. There are power showers and heated marble floors in the stunning bathrooms, with one room featuring the amazing Roman style, Napoli or 'egg' bath, set on a marble plinth at the foot of a huge seven foot wide solid oak bed. After a totally relaxing nights rest make time for a full and freshly cooked breakfast again using the best of local produce.