Good Hotel Guide Review
This 18th-century red brick free house was at risk of going to the dogs when Martyn Reed and Catriona Galbraith stepped in, refurbished throughout and re-established it in 2015 as a dining pub-with-rooms at the heart of a village at the foot of the downs. The beamed bar with bare floorboards and a log-burner in an inglenook is now a community hub, with a quiz night on Saturday, and regular events. You can eat here or in the garden, maybe venison tartare with smoked egg yolk, fish and chips, pork belly with cannellini beans, wild mushroom pappardelle. There is live music on Sundays, a ‘mini-festival’ with a cookout on bank holidays. Bedrooms have their own character, with smart fabrics, a Roberts radio, milk and home-made biscuits on the hospitality tray. Charismatic Uffington has exposed timbers and a sloping floor, while a family can have the run of the attic floor, with a super-king-size bed, painted furniture, a lounge with sofa bed, a bathroom with a turquoise roll-top bath. You can breakfast on a full English or full veggie or smoked haddock before exploring the Vale of the White Horse.
all year except 24/25 Dec, 1 week in Jan.
bar with snug, 3 dining rooms (1 available for private dining/meetings), function room, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, bar/restaurant, parking, EV charging, garden wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
occasionally in public rooms.
all ages welcomed, under-3s free, extra bed for ages 3–12 £20.
allowed in 2 bedrooms (£15 per night), bar, garden, not dining rooms.
B&B doubles from £95, family from £145. À la carte £35, 2-course Midweek Fix dinner (Wed) £16.