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THE HIGHLIGHTS
This small hotel looks out onto the market square of the handsome Wiltshire town of Devizes. It is best known for its restaurant specialising in fresh local produce.

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Alexandra Richards
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Alexandra Richards is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Dorset. She is the author of numerous guidebooks, including Bradt’s Slow Travel Guide to Dorset and the Bradt guide to Mauritius. She has a particular interest in food, wildlife, outdoor activities, remote places, travelling with children and encouraging an outdoor childhood.

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THE LOCATION

The hotel is in the centre of Devizes and overlooks the market square, where every Thursday a farmers' market takes place. It's a great starting point for a waterside or country walk.

The Kennet and Avon Canal and its infamous 29-flight Caen Hill Locks are within easy reach.

By car: around an hour from Bristol, 2 hours from London and 2 hours 20 minutes from Birmingham. Paid parking available nearby.

By train: London Paddington to Melksham takes around 1 hour 45 minutes, after which, a taxi to the hotel takes 15 minutes. Book trains to Melksham.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

Outside is an elegant Georgian façade; inside the décor is fresh and modern creating a laid-back atmosphere, although some original features have been retained.

THE FACILITIES

Expect friendly service - when we stayed owner Phil and manager Stephen were keen to help. The restaurant and wine bar are the main focus, so there aren't many other facilities. The Wi-Fi is decent, ideal if you need to work during your stay.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Family rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

Room are bright and airy, with modern bathrooms. Overall, the décor is unfussy and modern although original features like large Georgian windows have been retained. Beds are comfortable with quality matresses and linens.

Room types: Single, Twin, Deluxe, Superior, Bridal Suite, Family Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryer, mini fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The Peppermill prides itself on its food, where dishes are presented with artistic flourishes and there's a focus on Wiltshire produce. There's also a surprisingly extensive selection of wines, cocktails and gins. We recommend the oven-roasted guinea fowl with rainbow chard, celeriac and potato fondants.

Restaurant: 2 AA Rosette-awarded, fine dining, Modern British cuisine. Locally sourced produce, seasonal menus. Open Tue-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sun for lunch and Mon for dinner.

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