A wonderfully British conceit, the restaurant with rooms has quickly become one of the most enviable countryside experiences. And Crockers in genteel Henley-on-Thames stands as a perfect example. An hour from London, the riverside town promises rows of independent shops, fresh fare and now a new destination for the perfect night or two away.
Spilling out into the street, the entrance to the Bar & Grill is full of locals and weekend visitors sipping lattes and glasses of crisp white wine. Housed in a Grade II-listed on a swirl of Henley’s pedestrianised Market Place mews stands this townhouse converted into a seven-bedroom boutique property. The area invites adventure, with river-boat cruises, picnic destinations and unusual walks all within close reach.
Imaginatively converted, the experience begins the moment you walk through the motion-sensitive glass