Sitting opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum, it is Old School and erudite without being imposing.
Last year, General Manager Jacqui Griffiths invited me to attend a number of the Hotel's events as a guest, so I got to sample cigars with a group of transplant surgeons, chat with Axa Millesime's MD Christian Seely about port-making and step inside the wondrous Cheese Van.
win a pair of tickets to the Champagne dinner with runners-up getting complimentary glasses of Champagne at the Hotel.
Come November 19th, there is an early bird lunch and dinner offer (3 courses for under £30) that runs until 3rd December and is then followed by the Christmas Anticipation menu from December 4th to 24th.
However, if you really want to do things in style, there is a Christmas Day lunch and a New Year's Eve dinner with a stay-over package.
Take your sweetheart to one of these and you might just find yourselves returning for one of the Wedding Fayres in January and April.
Full details of the events season can be found on the Hotel's website or by contacting them directly.
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