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.
Where is The Greyhound Inn located?
Nestled in the downland village of Letcombe Regis in South Oxfordshire, and only 15 minutes from the M4 (J14) or A34 (Milton Interchange), the Greyhound Inn is brilliantly situated for a break in the countryside. Choose from short or long country walks from the door (packed lunched available), bike routes (on- or off-road) or a wander around the pretty downland village, with thatched cottages and a church with a 12th century tower. Alternatively, visit various NT properties such as White Horse Hill, Ashdown House or Buscot Park. The market town of Wantage, the birthplace of King Alfred, is 1.5 miles away and historic Oxford and Newbury Racecourse are both around 17 miles away.
What cuisine is on offer at The Greyhound Inn?
Award-winning head chef, Martin Sherriff, has created a modern British seasonal à la carte menu, combined with pub favourites such as fish and chips, burgers, steaks 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 is two delicious courses for only £20, offering a lighter alternative to the à la carte menu - it's hugely popular with locals who regularly gather for drinks and a chat. At lunch, a £22 2-course or £26 3-course 'Lunch for Less' menu offers a selection from a seasonal à la carte menu.
Listed in the Good Food Guide and the Michelin Guide as well as finalist for Oxfordshire Gastro Pub of the year 2022, 2023, the food is both beautifully presented and delcious often with a surprise or unexpected twist.
What is the signature dish at The Greyhound Inn?
A regular favourite dish which has been on the menu since opening in 2015 is the Twice-baked cheddar soufflé, served with a smoked haddock chowder. Fish and chips and other pub classics are also hugely popular. Other à la carte dishes change seasonally and reguarly with chef's special dishes often offered on top of the main menu at weekends as the suppliers deliver their gems.
What makes a meal at The Greyhound Inn unique?
Chef Martin Sherriff's imaginative and tasty cooking, combined with the relaxing setting of the cosy dog-friendly bar or snug dining areas and the front of house team's warm hospitality, ably led by James Cameron, make for a memorable and enjoyable visit. All food is cooked to order and special dietary requirements are catered for with care and attention. Ingredients are sourced daily from a range of good quality suppliers and the menu changes frequently to take advantage of the seasons' produce.
Take in a food-lovers' trail of delicatessens, farm shops and cafes or a tasting at a nearby winery or brewery. The market town of Wantage, the birthplace of King Alfred, is 1.5 miles away and is home to the Vale and Downland Museum and a range of independent shops. On the edge of the escarpement of the North Wessex Downs and in an AONB adjacent to the Ridgeway National Trail, the Greyhound offers a number of printed walking routes from the door to help you work up an appetite.
Stay in one of the carefully appointed en suite bedrooms complete with handmade toiletries and homemade biscuits.