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“A perfect example of a village pub offering exemplary cooking, a warm welcome and fabulous selection of ales. The rooms do not disappoint either with walls painted soft grey, beamed ceilings and pops of colour coming from the soft furnishings. There's plenty to explore in the region too.”

“A perfect example of a village pub offering exemplary cooking, a warm welcome and fabulous selection of ales. The rooms do not disappoint either with walls painted soft grey, beamed ceilings and pops of colour coming from the soft furnishings. There's plenty to explore in the region too.”

Hotel Review

The Greyhound Inn, Letcombe Regis, is set at the foot of the Ridgeway and just a few miles from the White Horse at Uffington, it’s also just 2 miles from Wantage, birthplace of King Alfred who burnt the tarts and home to the Betjamin autumn literary festival and an easy drive to Oxford and it’s dreaming spires - so perfectly positioned for a country escape. The village itself is picture perfect and thriving with the church of St Andrew, mentioned in the Domesday Book, at it’s centre. It’s not on the way to anywhere so peaceful and unspoilt. The Greyhound itself is Grade II listed, dating from circa 1790 but is hardly architecturally inspiring, more a good example of a brick village house which was turned into a pub around 1870. However, it’s inside that is a good deal more interesting. It’s a quintessential English pub, warm and spirited with a good selection of beers. It’s the sort of place where you would happily pop in for a quick one and could easily be persuaded to stay longer. The kitchen is under the control of award winning Phil Currie and the standard is very high indeed without being fussy - some pub classics but also imaginative combinations with intense flavours using seasonal ingredients, plus there’s a good wine list too. Eight rooms ranging in size from small to superior plus two family suites. Nothing fancy just very thoughtfully put together with luxury comfy Hypnos beds, high thread count sheets, Roberts radios, easy to use bedside lights, cupboards etc plus new bathrooms with excellent rain showers and some with baths. All of them supplied with Bramley natural bath and body products. What’s not to like and perfect for a country escape, walking, cycling and other activities on your doorstep, plus delicious food served by ever friendly staff and just a few stairs to climb to a perfect nights' sleep.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Set in an area of beautiful walking country and offering exemplary food and a cosy stay.
 

Written by Hugh Graham-Watson

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • Set in an area of beautiful walking country and offering exemplary food and a cosy stay.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit The Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road or the National Trust’s White Horse Hill, a bronze age hill figure on the chalk downs.
  • Great walks
  • Discover picturesque walking trails running through the surrounding countryside and on the Thames Path
  • Mountain biking
  • The Berkshire Downs offer miles of little-known tracks ideal for mountain bikers.
  • Other Activities
  • For racing enthusiasts Newbury is just a short distance from the property.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Splurge in Oxford's numerous boutique outlets and high-end stores.
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs are most welcome and there are three pet friendly rooms (plus a fee of £15 per night)
  • Full of character
  • Restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Child friendly
  • Village
  • Inn
  • Boutique

Facilities

  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs are most welcome and there are three pet friendly rooms (plus a fee of £15 per night)
  • Restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Suites
  • Child friendly
  • Garden

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Visit The Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road or the National Trust’s White Horse Hill, a bronze age hill figure on the chalk downs.
  • Great walks
  • Discover picturesque walking trails running through the surrounding countryside and on the Thames Path
  • Mountain biking
  • The Berkshire Downs offer miles of little-known tracks ideal for mountain bikers.
  • Other Activities
  • For racing enthusiasts Newbury is just a short distance from the property.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Splurge in Oxford's numerous boutique outlets and high-end stores.

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Why do people love staying at The Greyhound ?
The Greyhound Inn offers a fabulously warm welcome and looks after its guests with great care and attention. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed, the food is freshly prepared, imaginative and delicious and there’s a good selection of beers and wines by the glass.

What is there to do in the area?
Lots of country walks from the doorstep. Cycling routes on the untouched North Wessex Downs. Visit a range of NT properties such as White Horse Hill. Visit Oxford for shopping, theatre and history. Go to the Newbury races.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Besides a buffet of juices, pastries and cereals there are a range of freshly cooked hot dishes such as the Full English or Vegetarian Full English, Eggs Florentine, Smoked Haddock and Poached Arlington White eggs and Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Lunch and Dinner are served daily (except Monday lunch). Packed lunches also offered for walkers or cyclists to take en route. Food lovers can explore a range of farm shops and delis for a light lunch and return to the Greyhound for dinner prepared by award-winning chef Phil Currie and his team.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
For guests indulging in a special getaway, our Suites are very popular with their fur throw-covers sofas and luxurious bathrooms. For the budget traveller or individual our cosy Small double is a perfect retreat. We also have a 3 rooms which can be configured as a twin - ideal for friends travelling together.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
3 rooms have extra beds for children (one for up to 3 children). There is a children’s menu and games in the bar for entertainment as well as a DVD player in the suites for snuggling down while parents eat downstairs.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Experience the best of both worlds: an historic, quintessentially English pub but with an exceptional menu and all the modern amenities and finishing touches to make your stay special and extremely comfortable.

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