Good Hotel Guide Review
Offering ‘the perfect foodie escape’, this thatched gastropub is ‘ideally located’ just ten minutes from Henley-on-Thames on the Phillimore estate. Our inspector described the food, served in ‘Tardis-like dining spaces in the beamed pub’, as ‘little short of superb’. Alongside haddock and chips, menus include dishes such as venison haunch, chorizo and cabbage purée, potato terrine, roasted artichoke, red wine jus. ‘I relished every mouthful of the butternut squash agnolotti with charred purple-sprouting broccoli and tahini dressing.’ You can eat flame-grilled burgers and wood-fired sourdough pizzas in the barn, and co-owner and former chef David Holliday holds simple outdoor fire and butchery classes. Above the pub are ‘three rustic-chic rooms, their pastel walls adorned with botanical prints’. All have a king- or super-king-size bed, Bramley toiletries. ‘Room 3 had sloping ceilings, a gorgeous Victoria & Albert roll-top bath in the bedroom, as well as a shower.’ Cooked breakfasts are ‘spot on’. Take a ‘boozy walk on the estate’ to the Loddon Brewery and onward to the Henley Distillery, which makes a special gin for the pub.
all year, pub, restaurant closed Sun pm, Mon, Tues (excl. bank holidays), but barn open Mon, Tues until 4 pm.
bar, dining room/snug, restaurant, terrace, in-room TV, garden (alfresco dining), barn (pizzas, burgers, cakes, etc), public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in dining room and barn.
all ages welcomed, travel cots, no extra beds.
in public spaces, not in bedrooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £142.50. À la carte £35, set-price menu £15/£18 (2/3 courses).