Inn’s success is recognised

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A village restaurant and hotel near Daventry has been invited to appear in a prestigious guide book.

The Olde Coach House (OCH) at Ashby St Ledgers is to appear in Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Places To Stay’ publication.

Hotels, inns and B&Bs are inspected by the guide, and only if they pass are included in it.

This comes after the venue received an AA 4-star rating for its bedroom accommodation and an AA Dining award for the quality of its food in January this year.

In June 2013 the converted stables at OCH opened with 11 new boutique bedrooms following a fire in 2012, in what was then the old staff house.

The new en-suite rooms are all individually designed with the top quality facilities.

Owner Mark Butler said: “We built 11 new bedrooms after having a fire and opened them in June last year.

“For us to win these two AA awards, and get the Alastair Sawday guide invitation just six months later is a tremendous achievement and we’re delighted.

“The bedrooms have really taken off during the week with business and corporate customers, and the weekend tourism use is increasing too, and that’s where the Sawday guide will be important.

“It’s just testament to the quality of service we offer at the Olde Coach House.”