Good Hotel Guide Review
At the centre of a village at the foot of the Berkshire Downs, Martyn Reed and Catriona Galbraith’s 18th-century pub-with-rooms brims with community spirit. There are quiz nights, pizza nights, special tasting nights, and on Bonfire Night, after fireworks on the recreation ground, it’s all back for mulled cider and free nibbles at The Greyhound, from where the Riot Act was read for the last time in England one November 5 when the locals got out of hand. There are no riots today, just high spirits in the main bar, which has a ‘jolly and noisy’ atmosphere. Here, and in three more restful dining rooms, new chef Liam Whittle’s locally sourced menus might include lamb rump with Roscoff onions, or sea bream with chive butter sauce. ‘Charming location,’ writes a trusted reader, who stopped in for coffee. ‘We were given a tour of the rooms. They looked good.’ Some are small, but two suites will sleep a family, and all are smart. Extras include home-baked biscuits, fresh milk and Bramley toiletries. At breakfast there are freshly baked pastries, smoked haddock, the full English or full vegetarian. (John Barnes)
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, garden wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
occasionally in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 2 bedrooms (£15 per night), bar, garden, not dining rooms.
per room B&B single £80–£130, double £95–£145, family £145–£185, D,B&B double £155–£205. À la carte £35, 2-course Midweek Fix dinner (Wed) £15.