The Greyhound Inn

Wantage, Oxfordshire
Inn


Proper village pub with good food and cosy upstairs rooms; country walks lead from the door and Oxford is half an hour away

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 5

The
Experience

This 18th-century redbrick pub is set on a quiet road in the heart of a small village close to the Uffington White Horse and is a popular draw for locals and visitors.

Chef Liam Whittle produces locally-sourced menus that change with the seasons – whether you go for lamb rump with beetroot dauphinoise or twice-baked Leonard Stanley Gloucestershire cheddar soufflé, this is cooking of a high order. Two-course ‘Midweek Fix’ menus on Wednesdays are a steal – try confit duck leg with galette potatoes and a pickled blackberry and red wine jus followed by chocolate profiteroles.  

Pick up a map from the bar and explore the surrounding countryside – there are fantastic horse-riding and mountain biking routes too. Return for a pint in the back garden or inside next to the fire, and retire upstairs to bedrooms with simple country antiques. Breakfast is a treat – fresh-baked pastries, yogurt with fruit compote, Full English, eggs Benedict.

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We think you'll love

  • The roll-top bath under the eaves in one of the top bedrooms
  • The imaginative menu and the foodie events held throughout the year
  • The endearingly wonky bedrooms – the building is very old
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You should know

  • It’s not so good for those who find stairs tricky
  • Views are of the road and ancient church or out the back across the pub garden
  • There's live music some evenings and a monthly pub quiz

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar 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: Enjoy a complimentary drink on check-in followed by a delicious, inclusive 3-course meal in our Michelin Guide-listed restaurant then relax for the night in one of our 8 comfortable bedrooms.

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 £95
Surcharges
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

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Location

The neighbourhood

Letcombe Regis is a pretty Downland village with thatched houses and a medieval church with a Norman tower. There's a village shop which sells essentials and a large recreation ground with tennis courts. A luxury spa where you can book treatments is within walking distance and you’re ten minutes from the historic market town of Wantage, the birthplace of King Alfred, and half an hour from Oxford.

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.

Introducing

Catriona Galbraith

Martyn and Catriona have lived in Letcombe Regis for over 17 years and love the area for its natural beauty and the friendly village life. Having seen their local closed down on many occasions, they took the plunge in 2015 to buy the tired old place and transform it into the kind of destination pub they have come across and loved in other parts of the country. With a focus on providing a genuinely warm welcome, fabulous food and drink and unique and charming rooms, they strive for guests to leave feeling relaxed, pampered and eager to return.