Good Hotel Guide Review
A smithy once took care of horses at this 17th-century coaching inn near the River Windrush. Today, the pretty, mellow-stone building is more likely to host local villagers, gin drinkers, countryside walkers and ramble-weary dogs. Dominic Wood, the owner, has refurbished the airy space in a contemporary country style. With soaring rafters, leather sofas and tweed upholstery, the ground floor is divided into cosy dining areas where chef Roger Williams serves home-made rustic food and pub classics. Local brews, wines by the glass and a large range of gins are served in the bar or garden. Overlooking the courtyard, country-chic bedrooms have a neat modern bathroom; some have a free-standing bath. Bar, restaurant. Large terrace and garden (alfresco meals and drinks); outdoor bar; boules pitch. Free Wi-Fi, weak mobile signal, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Children and dogs welcomed. Resident dog, Alfie. 2 miles E of Burford. 6 bedrooms (all on ground floor). Per room B&B £95–£160, D,B&B (in low season) £135–£200.