The Greyhound Inn

South East England Oxfordshire Wantage

  • From £105 a night
  • 8 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique hotel
  • Pub with Rooms

A proper village pub with comfy rooms and top-quality food on the edge of the Berkshire Downs.

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The Greyhound is the type of place that welcomes you with open arms – owners Martyn and Catriona took over the Grade-II-listed Georgian property in 2014 and lovingly refurbished it. Set in Letcombe Regis, a pretty village in South Oxfordshire, it's a proper pub that serves top-notch food, with eight tastefully decorated bedrooms above (bestowed with 4 Gold Stars by the AA), if you're looking for a weekend retreat in the countryside.

Awarded CAMRA’s White Horse Region 'Country Pub of the Year’ from 2017-2019, and Muddy Stilettos 'Best Destination Pub' (voted by the public), the inn is a relaxed place for an ale, craft beer or cider, while the rooms upstairs provide a comfy space to unwind. Each has an en-suite, is individually decorated, and comes complete with a pocket spring mattress, flat screen TV and Bramley bath products – plus homemade biscuits, a thoughtful extra. For guests after something special for their loved one, flowers or a bottle of fizz can be arranged. And if you'd like a family suite, that's no problem either – opt for 'Lambourn' or 'Oxford'. Don't want to leave Fido at home? Bring him with you: a couple of the rooms are dog-friendly, with a dog bed, towel for muddy paws, treats, water bowl and poo bags provided. Your faithful companion is also welcome in the garden and bar area, where there are more treats and water bowls.

Much importance is placed on food at The Greyhound, something they're deservedly recognised for: in 2023, they were added to The Good Food Guide, awarded 2 Rosettes by the AA, and retained their place in the Michelin Guide. The regularly changing menu features an array of locally sourced produce, with imaginative dishes such as twice-baked cheddar soufflé (a popular mainstay), rabbit boudin with warm lentil and tarragon salad, pork belly and black pudding croquette, and wild mushroom and hazelnut parfait. But if pub classics are more your thing, go for the beer-battered haddock with chips, homemade sauce and mushy peas, or the burger with bacon jam, smoked cheddar and fries.

The area is the ideal spot for walkers: the ancient Ridgeway National Trail (described as Britain's oldest road) is close by, as is the Thames Path. And the friendly staff are more than happy to help with routes – they have a number mapped out for guests of varying lengths and difficulties. For those after something less strenuous, the historic market town of Wantage is just two miles from the inn and the Uffington White Horse (a 100-metre-long prehistoric hill figure formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk) is 15 minutes away by car. Then it's back to the pub for a pint in the bright, airy bar followed by dinner in one of the cosy dining rooms.

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Nearby

Close to the Ridgeway National Trail and National Trust sites such as White Horse Hill. Less than 20 miles from Oxford. Newbury Racecourse is 12 miles away for ra

Open

Open all year.

Pricing

Standard rooms start at £105 per night, including breakfast, Superior from £115, Suite from £145 based on 2 people sharing, dogs £20 a night. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rates available along with seasonal offers.

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Location

Contact Website  01235 771 969  The Greyhound Inn, Main Street, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9JY

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Getting There

From London: Take the A40 to the M40 and leave at exit 8 onto the A40 to Oxford/Cheltenham. From there get on the A34 and follow to the A4130. Then take the exit for the A4130. Take Featherbed Lane and the A417 to Main Street, and the property is on the left.

Didcot Parkway station is 20 minutes away by taxi which connects with London Paddington in 40 minutes.

Features

  • Bar
  • Family Rooms
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi

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  • Dog-Friendly
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  • Family Friendly
  • Foodies
  • Walking

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews

★★★★★

Superb food and stay

Wonderful food and service. This place excels at everything that it does and is a real find. Located in a beautiful village with amazing countryside on the doorstep, it is convenient for Oxford, Blenheim Palace or just exploring the local area. Will definitely be returning.
Mar 15, 2024 by Haig
★★★★★

A hidden gem

I've been coming to The Greyhound for a couple of years now for Business. First introduced by a friend for dinner. On this occasion I stayed in the Ridgeway Room, small but perfect, the bed is as comfy as any I've stayed in and I've got fond of the smell of the toiletries provided. After a good night's sleep, I had an early morning run (and this is a brilliant reason to stay here), up on the Ridgeway and around the old Iron Age settlement. My breakfast was superb as ever (I had the Shakshouka for the first time). Can't recommend this place enough. I will miss staying here for Business and look forward to coming back for leisure.
Mar 8, 2024 by Toby
★★★★★

Excellent country pub with great food

We have stayed at the Greyhound before and have never been disappointed. This stay was for the Burns Night supper and the food was outstanding. We will certainly be back and have no hesitation in recommending both the restaurant and rooms.
Jan 30, 2024 by Paul
★★★★★

Great stay with excellent restaurant

Lovely old characterful Inn with great rooms. The restaurant delivers an extensive menu and was of a very high quality with a good choice of wines etc, the service was friendly but very professionally done, we will certainly return.
Jan 7, 2024 by Mark
★★★★★

Another great stay

I have stayed here a few times over recent years for a great meal and then stunning walking the next morning. The Greyhound has friendly service, stylish dining and a stunning location just under the Ridgeway.
Dec 20, 2023 by Robin

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