'A historic old coaching inn, full of nooks and crannies, with bedrooms upstairs, little has changed since Victorian days - but in a good way' insists David. 'A long-time favourite for walkers and climbers, the bar downstairs is full of mountaineering memorabilia. The British team that first conquered Everest trained nearby - you can still see their signatures on the ceiling.'
Where Pen-y-gwyrd Hotel, Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL55 4NT (01286 870211; www.pyg.co.uk)
How much From £40 with breakfast