Good Hotel Guide Review
You can mess about in boats with a fishing rod, sip a pint of bitter in the sunshine or enjoy classic gastropub fare at this cheerful pub-with-rooms beside the Thames, with moorings that are free to guests. Guide inspectors were enchanted by the former 18th-century toll house’s ‘wonderful setting by a narrow stone bridge’, a large garden running down to the riverside, and ‘a welcome that could not have been bettered’ from manager Tom Brady. Above the flagstoned and beamed bar are three bedrooms. Another three are set around a courtyard garden, each named after a fishing fly. All are decorated in an individual rural style: a large wooden or brass bed, vintage furniture, and bathrooms with rain shower and eco-friendly toiletries. Some have river views; others a record player. Downstairs, the busy kitchen serves pub favourites – beer-battered cod with triple-cooked chips, burgers and steaks, and locally caught oak-smoked trout. Breakfast brings cereals, pastries, and a full range of cooked dishes ‘all served exactly as requested’. Small wonder the Trout is reeling us in.
6. 3 in courtyard garden.
bar, dining area, breakfast area, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre garden (pagoda, river, moorings), public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in all public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 4 bedrooms (£15 per dog per night), and public areas.
per room B&B double £120–£300. À la carte £33. 1-night bookings refused Sat.