Easy to find whether you are travelling by train or car, The Westgate is just along the street from the rail station. Along M4 to junction 13 then A34 all the way to the city centre, follow the signs for the train station. There is a car park nearby which is free on Sunday, and on-road parking near the pub itself (though a bit more expensive).
We were on the 2nd floor – stairs no lift so not suitable if you struggle with stairs – but a really pretty room on the front and a big comfy bed. It is on the corner of a through road so there is some traffic noise with old sash windows and no secondary glazing, but at least the nearby church clock doesn’t chime all night! This was Sunday evening so there was little noise from the bar downstairs. Breakfast is included in the price of £85 for two of us and is freshly-cooked to order.
The Westgate is at the top end of the high Street, with lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. There is the inevitable Wetherspoon pub, the Old Gaolhouse, so you know what to expect and the drinks are reasonably-priced. We wouldn’t go out of our way to stay here again, partly because it is too far to travel for just a break.