The George Hotel, Yarmouth
A historic Island hotel with its own private beach, Michelin-recommended restaurant, walled-garden beach bar and cracking waterside views.
Cool, contemporary luxe furnishings abound in this historic 17th-century townhouse hotel. Situated between Yarmouth’s pier and castle, its just yards from the Lymington ferry terminal. The George Hotel also has it own private beach, Conservatory Restaurant and Beach Club cocktail bar. All-in-all, a perfect one-stop-drop for an Island weekender.
A well-known, historic Yarmouth landmark, the George Hotel was once home to noteworthy Island Governor, Sir Robert Holmes, who entertained King Charles II here. Inside, expect statement wallpapers, grand wood panelled rooms and gorgeous sash windows. Plenty of modern touches too in the hotel’s 17 bedrooms, with statement art, rain-water showers and soak-worthy, free-standing baths.
Downstairs, the airy, Michelin-plate recommended Conservatory brasserie has a large terrace and walled garden. Serving-up it’s own co-branded rosé and cocktails made with local Mermaid gin and vodka (what else?) the heated beach bar leads down to the water’s edge. Sit back and listen to cool vibes play as you soak up the drinks and views. On the menu, expect casual but well-executed breakfasts, snacks and afternoon tea mainstays. In the evening, it’s upmarket brasserie classics featuring island produce. Make way, Muddy’s checking in…
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