Good Hotel Guide Review
This is a proper village inn with locals enjoying pints in the bar, scrubbed tables, robust food, and light, creaky-floored bedrooms. In the Vale of the White Horse, close to both Oxford’s charms and excellent walks, the red brick Georgian inn has been turned into a popular pub by owners Martyn Reed and Catriona Galbraith. ‘The welcome was friendly,’ say readers who have returned several times. ‘We were all highly impressed.’ There are local ales and pub quizzes in the beamed bar with a wood-burner in the inglenook fireplace. Eat here or in the red-walled dining area on mouth-watering dishes – sure to continue under new chef Martin Sherriff – such as guineafowl and truffle ballotine, and pan-roasted ling with sweet potato gnocchi, as well as pub classics. ‘Beautifully decorated’ bedrooms, on the first and second floors, are in soft country colours with a mix of vintage and painted furniture, fresh milk and home-made biscuits; most with bath and shower. Some have exposed beams and timbers, such as the family suite in the eaves. ‘Excellent breakfasts’ include home-made granola, eggs cooked to order and veggie options. (Rob and Shirley Lyne)
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, EV charging, ground floor and garden wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
occasionally in public rooms.
all ages welcomed, under-3s free, extra bed for ages 3–12 £20.
allowed in 3 bedrooms (£15 per night, welcome pack), bar, garden, not dining rooms.
B&B doubles from £95. À la carte £40, 2-course Midweek Fix dinner (Wed) £20.