The Lamb Inn

On a tranquil side street in a picture-postcard market town on the River Windrush, this higgledy-piggledy old inn pleased Guide inspectors with its ‘classic Cotswold ambience’. More

Contact details

Sheep Street
Burford
Oxfordshire
OX18 4LR
England
01993 823155

Hotel information

Bedrooms

17. 1 with private garden, 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, ½-acre walled garden.

Background music

subtle in all public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed by prior arrangement in some bedrooms, bar, lounges, garden, not in restaurant (£15 per dog per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £180–£200, double £190–£300. Set dinner £45 (£39 for residents if booked in advance).

Good Hotel Guide Review

On a tranquil side street in a picture-postcard market town on the River Windrush, this higgledy-piggledy old inn pleased Guide inspectors with its ‘classic Cotswold ambience’. Part of the small Cotswold Inns and Hotels group, it occupies former weavers’ cottages, built in the 15th century, reincarnated as an inn around 1700. Log fires burn in a chain of cosy lounges with stacked bookshelves, log baskets, deep sofas and a ‘popular afternoon tea’. Rooms, some recently refurbished, are anything but standard: some have beams, one a four-poster, all come with home-baked flapjacks, a Nespresso machine, posh toiletries, a jar of Cotswold lavender. Allium has an enormous, dual-aspect bathroom with plasma-screen TV and roll-top bath; it can be twinned with dog-friendly Rosie, which has a private garden and entrance. You can eat in the bar, lounges and walled garden (perhaps venison pie, fish and chips), or the more formal restaurant, where the three-course menu includes ‘a stand-out scallop starter’; grilled Herdwick lamb rack; ‘heavenly mango sorbet’, all ‘beautifully presented’. Breakfast provides freshly squeezed juices, home-made Drambuie marmalade, ‘excellent sausages’. (MC, and others)

As featured in these Good Hotel Guide articles

Special offers

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

I wish to receive the GHG newsletter, special offers and updates.

Good Hotel Guide 2019Guide Book Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

Buy the guide

Map

The Lamb Inn
Sheep Street
Burford
Oxfordshire
OX18 4LR

Guest comments

'Very comfortable room (Shepherd), friendly and helpful staff and a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. The dinner menu is fairly dull, though the pigeon starter and lamb were good. The wine list has nothing very special. The bar is clearly popular with locals. ' - David Ganz - June, 2019
'A thoroughaly enjoyable Christmas stay. Excellent food and service. Nice log fires. As you would expect of such a very old building it is comfortable rather than stylish. ' - Bill & Patsy Bennett - December, 2011

Have you stayed here?
Submit a review

Tourist attractions

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide