The Greyhound Inn

Wantage, Oxfordshire
Inn


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

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 - 5

The
Experience

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. Whether you go for guinea fowl with truffle, choux gnocchi and consommé, or battered haddock and chips and salad, 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 chunk 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 rooms. 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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: When you check in you will receive a voucher for a complimentary glass of beer, wine or soft drink to enjoy by the cosy wood-burning stove.

Booking information

Check in
3:30pm-9pm
Check out
By 10.30am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

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.

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

Pricing

Nightly price
from £90
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £20-£40 per person per night.
1 Suite for 5
From £140
4 Doubles
From £90
1 Suite for 4
From £140
2 Twin/doubles
From £110

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Location

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.