The Greyhound Inn

Wantage, Oxfordshire

Welcoming young staff and smartly refurbished bedrooms distinguish this old pub, and the food and the wines are memorable


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


Close to the white chalk horse at Uffington – the walking is grand round here – is a beautiful red-brick pub on the quiet road that winds through Letcombe Regis. The new owners have kept the fine old windows and the irresistible fireplaces and have added a garden at the back, a bright, cheerful décor, and a diamond of a chef in Phil Currie. Menus change with the seasons, and whether you go for cider braised lamb shoulder, or beer battered haddock and chips with mushy peas, this is cooking of a high order. Our two-course ‘Midweek Fix’ was a steal: a cheddar and leek tart followed by new season lamb steak, both delicious. If the pub is Georgian on the outside, it’s country-trendy within; racing scenes adorn the walls, dog biscuits beautify the bar, and up the carpeted stairs are eight sympathetically, tastefully refurbished bedrooms. Our favourite is the family suite under the eaves (beams, sloping ceiling, simple country antiques, turquoise roll top tub). Beds are Hypnos, cushions are plush, bathrooms luxurious, breakfasts a treat. You can pop in for a latte, a well-kept pint, or a hedonistic meal: it’s the sort of place we all love.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner in our Michelin Guide listed award-winning pub and then relax in our wonderfully comfortable bedrooms for the night.

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Four-legged friends are offered a selection box of tasty treats, comfy bed, water bowl, a towel to dry muddy paws after country walks and a couple of poo bags.

£15 per dog per night.

Secure garden; country walks; maps. Close to Ridgeway path; woods, streams & fields too (horses & sheep so some signs for dogs on leads). 2 dog-friendly rooms.

Starters from £ 5.50. Lunch from £7. Dinner from £11.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £80-£130. Dinner, B&B £75-£100 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £20-£40 per person per night.
1 Suite for 5
From £145
4 Doubles
From £95
1 Suite for 4
From £145
2 Twin/doubles
From £115


Have you visited The Greyhound Inn? Be the first to leave a review.

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Catriona Galbraith

  • Letcombe Regis, 2km from the historic market town of Wantage (birthplace of King Alfred) is the perfect base for exploring the landscape, villages and history of the Vale of White Horse, as well as visiting Oxford, Cotswolds, Berkshire Downs and Newbury.
  • Letcombe Regis is a pretty Downland village within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the village has many thatched houses and a medieval church with a Norman tower.
  • Letcombe Regis nestles in a valley below the Berkshire Downs and the ancient Ridgeway track, which runs across England, is 87 miles long and is frequently used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Nearby attractions include White Horse Hill (NT).
  • Take the footpath to Warborough Hill above the village and enjoy dramatic views over the Thames valley in Oxfordshire to the north and the rolling and unspoilt Berkshire Downs to the south with miles of little-known tracks ideal for mountain bikers.
  • Lambourn, known as the 'Valley of the Racehorse', is a few miles away and is home to many champion racehorses who can be glimpsed training on the gallops above Letcombe or trotting through the village. Newbury is also close by for racing enthusiasts.
  • Nearby Oxford, as well as being home to the University, has many attractions. Take a boat trip on the River Cherwell, climb the church tower to look over the city, shop on the bustling streets or take in a show or concert at one of the many venues.