The Globe’s creaking stairs are the first giveaway. Then, once you’re in your room, sloping floors and period sash windows give a touch more insight into its past as an 18th Century coaching inn.
These days, this rambling, Grade II listed building has been reimagined as a modern boutique restaurant-with-rooms, courtesy of Oakman Inns, which has a scattering of character properties across the Midlands and Home Counties.
Sitting squarely in the historic centre of Warwick, it’s a great spot from which to explore. On the high street you’ll find the 14th Century, higgledy-piggledy Lord Leycester Hospital, one of the best preserved examples of medieval courtyard architecture and, of course, there’s the stunning moated beauty, Warwick Castle. Meanwhile, Stratford-upon-Avon is 20 minutes away.