On a cobbled street close to the harbour of one of England’s most delightful seaside towns, Hotel du Vin occupies one of Poole’s finest merchant houses. Among its 38 smart bedrooms, there are the Port and Starboard function rooms. The fireplace in Port is decorated with marble fillets of cod – a reminder of the building’s heritage. In an abundance of natural daylight, 30 guests can sit comfortably in this elegantly finished space. At the front of the hotel, Starboard is slightly smaller and looks on to the neighbouring church gardens through handsome sash windows. Once business is concluded, staff will be delighted to arrange anything from a jetski safari to a day’s sailing for the team.