Main Street, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, OX12 9JL
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Main Street, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, OX12 9JL
The Greyhound Inn offers a fabulously warm welcome and looks after its guests with great care and attention. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed, the food is freshly prepared, imaginative and delicious, and there’s a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy country walks from the doorstep or cycling routes on the untouched North Wessex Downs.
What makes a stay at The Greyhound Inn unique?
Nestled at the foot of the unspoilt North Wessex Downs, The Greyhound Inn's setting in a pretty downland village is perfect for a country getaway. Add a mouthwatering menu of modern British dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines and beers to enjoy, either in the sunny rose-clad walled garden or by one of the wood-burning stoves, and the relaxation begins. Staff care about their guests and little touches like fresh milk and homemade biscuits in the rooms, as well as wonderful handmade toiletries, fluffy towels and crisp white linen ensure a carefree stay, together with local walking maps, bike storage and advice about what to do in the area. Dogs and children are also very welcome.
What style cuisine is on offer at The Greyhound Inn?
Award-winning head chef, Phil Currie, has created a modern British seasonal a la carte menu, combined with pub favourites such as fish and chips, beef burger or seasonal pies, all freshly prepared. Ice-creams, breads, chutneys and sauces are also all made in-house, and ingredients are delivered daily from a carefully selected group of suppliers. The weekly Midweek Fix of two delicious courses for only £12.50, offers a lighter alternative to the a la carte menu and is hugely popular with locals who regularly gather for drinks and a chat. At lunch, an £18 2-course or £22.50 3-course menu offers a selection from the a la carte menu.
What is the signature dish at The Greyhound Inn?
Phil's signature starter is twice-baked Leonard Stanley cheddar soufflé, which is served according to season with a range of accompaniments such as grilled vegetable salad, summer truffle custard or rarebit onions, kale salsa verde or smoked haddock chowder. Other regular favourites include Dexter beef burger with bacon jam, smoked cheddar cheese, vegetable and walnut slaw or fish and chips.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Greyhound Inn?
The 18th century Greyhound Inn has eight carefully appointed bedrooms with individual decor and many original features. Three rooms can be configured as a twin, and two are suites with a lounge complete with fur-clad sofas. Three rooms welcome dogs (including a selection box of treats, water bowl, mat, blanket and towel). Extra children are welcomed in 3 rooms, one of which can accommodate 5 people and has a DVD player to snuggle down with, while parents enjoy a relaxing dinner. There is a book-lending library, games in the bar and a garden to let off steam. All rooms have luxurious mattresses, fluffy towels, crisp linen, tea and fresh coffee making facilities, a jar of homemade biscuits, and handmade Bramley toiletries.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Letcombe Regis area?
Guests can enjoy short or long country walks ( with packed lunches available), cycling,exploring the local villages, and visits to various NT properties such as White Horse Hill, Ashdown House or Buscot Park. Shopping and sightseeing in nearby Oxford is a popular choice, and there is a food-lovers' trail of delicatessens, farm shops, cafes, wineries and breweries. The market town of Wantage, the birthplace of King Alfred, is 1.5 miles away and has the Vale and Downland Museum and a range of independent shops.
Besides a buffet of juices, pastries and cereals, the all-inclusive breakfast offers a range of freshly cooked hot and cold dishes, such as fruit platter, yoghurt with granola, porridge, the Full English or Vegetarian Full English, Eggs Florentine, smoked haddock with poached Arlington white eggs and Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.
The Greyhound Inn also has a Restaurant:
The Greyhound Inn is part of the following Inspirations:
"In the thatched Oxfordshire village of Letcombe Regis there is a lovely redbrick pub that was recently restored and reopened by owners Catriona Galbraith and Martyn Reed. The Greyhound has just eight bedrooms and a great menu for tired walkers to return to.
The pub is fortunate to lie just north of The Ridgeway, one of the most beautiful walks in England. Walkers trying to complete the 87 miles of the Ridgeway over a weekend sometimes stumble down Letcombe Brook to spend a night at the pub before returning up Warborough Road, refreshed and ready for more the next day.
The Ridgeway itself is well worth exploring from the Greyhound. Many of its attractions are in easy walking distance of the pub, including Segsbury Camp, an Iron Age hill fort at the top of Warborough Road. Head east from the fort and after three miles you’ll come to a statue commemorating Lord Wantage, a British soldier who was one of the founders of the British Red Cross and a personal friend of Florence Nightingale. You can walk on another 40-plus miles of the Ridgeway if you choose, but I’d say the memorial is a good place to sit down for a rest and then turn retrace your steps for supper at The Greyhound."
Information on The Greyhound Inn , Main Street , Letcombe Regis
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 2 suites, 6 doubles. (3 rooms can be twin on request). All en-suite.
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, January 7th-17th 2019,
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (Infants under 3 are free (a cot is available). Children up to 12 can share a room for £20 per night (specific rooms only by arrangement))
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (2 rooms and 1 child-friendly suite welcome dogs. Dogs are provided with a selection box of treats, water bowl, mat, blanket and towel. £15 per dog per night)
Romantic Details: Rooms can be equipped with chilled champagne/sparkling wine and nibbles. One suite tucked under the eaves has a lovely slipper bath.
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation/Awards: Good Pub Guide, Good Beer Guide (including CAMRA Country Pub of the Year Award), Good Hotel Guide
DVD in Suites, Flat Screen, Freeview/Digital, Wi-Fi
Garden, Best Destination Pub 2018 by Muddy Stilettos Oxon and Bucks, Runner up - Best Newcomer Good Pub Guide 2019, Runner Up Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards 2018, Country Pub of the Year, White Horse CAMRA, Wi-fi
Board games, Darts, Health Spa/Gym/Swimming (offsite only)
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Bicycling and Cycling routes, Jogging, Walking and Hiking maps provided (and packed lunch), Wildlife and Bird Watching
Golf, Tennis Court, Clay Shooting, Shooting, Stalking (by arrangement)
|Local directions:||15 minutes from M4 J14 off the A338 towards Wantage, Letcombe Regis is easily accessible by car. 40 minutes from M40 J9 down A34, A420 and A338 towards Wantage. 20 minutes by taxi from Didcot Parkway train station, which is itself 40 minutes from London Paddington. The Greyhound Inn is easily found on Main Street the village of Letcombe Regis. There is plenty of parking.|
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Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Oxford (17 miles) (35 mins)
Heathrow (60 miles) (80 mins) , Birmingham (80 miles) (1.5 hours)
Didcot (9 miles) (20 mins)
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