Romantic inn steeped in history
Visitors flock to the National Trust village of Lacock for its cobbled streets and stone cottages, which have graced the screens of many a costume drama – including Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice.
In-the-know gastronomes make a beeline for Sign of the Angel, a 15th-century coaching inn that oozes olde-worlde charm while serving up modern British cooking.
Head chef Dan Mack seeks out sustainable produce from farmers, growers and butchers, which he uses to craft dishes such as pan-seared Cornish scallops with a spicy crab bisque, and herb-crusted lamb rump with carrot puree, spring greens, and lamb and rosemary croquettes.
Stop by during the day to take advantage of Dan’s excellent dishes with a tempting lunch offer of three courses for £35. Or make a night of it and book one of the five homely rooms – each with original period features – for a quintessentially English country inn experience.
Trencherman’s tip: The relaxing pub is a charmingly romantic spot all year round. In summer, while away the hours in the sun-trap garden devouring small plates or a cream tea. Winter provides the opportunity to cosy up by the open fire and dine by candlelight.