Break for the Border
Charles Inkin's much-lauded pub with rooms is "the firelit snug of your dreams," according to Dan. "Topnotch food and a 50-strong wine list welcome hikers from the brooding Brecon Beacons or bookworms from nearby Hay-on-Wye. A convivial dining room ensures you may start the evening staring into your beloved's eyes, but you're likely to end it jointly toasting new friends from the wellworn depths of a leather sofa."
Doubles start from £100 (01874 620111; www.eatdrinksleep. ltd.uk)