The Greyhound Inn

Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire

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. More

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)

Hotel details

Address

Main Street
Letcombe Regis
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 9JL
England

Telephone

01235 771969

Bedrooms

8.

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec, 
1 week in Jan.

Facilities

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.

Background music

occasionally in public rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms (£15 per night), bar, garden, not dining rooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

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.