Refurbished pub with original windows and fireplaces, plenty of eating and dining space and seats outside; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
A good base for enjoying the fine surrounding walks and the chalk horse at nearby Uffington, this lovely red-brick village pub also offers a genuine welcome and rewarding food and drink. The bar is just the place for a pint by the woodburning stove, with simple furnishings that include pubby chairs and plush stools around a mix of tables on wide floorboards, and more stools against the counter. As well as four regularly changing real ales such as Little Ox Wipeout, Millstone Tiger Rut, North Cotswold Windrush Ale and West Berkshire Good Old Boy on handpump, you'll find 20 wines by the glass and ten gins; background music, TV, and board games. The main dining room has lots of prints on pale walls, cushioned wooden dining chairs and settles with scatter cushions around solid tables and rugs on bare boards, with woodburning stoves at each end of the long room; one red-walled room has similar furnishings on quarry tiles. Picnic-sets with parasols sit outside on a back lawn. Bedrooms are light, well equipped and up to date (dogs are allowed in two of them). The pub offers four walking maps exploring some of the North Wessex Downs, and it's only a mile and half to join the ancient Ridgeway Path.
The good pub guide food review
As well as lunchtime sandwiches, the highly regarded food includes twice-baked Gloucestershire cheddar soufflé with smoked haddock chowder, potted rabbit with mushroom crumb, apricot purée and pickled turnips, Cornish crab ravioli and bisque with crayfish, samphire, apple and coriander, slow-roasted aubergine with tamarind, roasted onion and white bean purée, roast cod with shallot purée, mussels, clams, sea vegetables and ale broth, pollock with fregola, squid, peppers, green olives, pickled lemon and saffron dressing, and puddings such as dark chocolate délice with raspberries and honeycomb and date cake with banana, hazelnuts, banana ice-cream and whisky caramel sauce.
The Greyhound Inn is an 18th century free house in a pretty village within the Vale of the White Horse, close to the Ridgeway Path. We hope you find us a great example of a proper village pub, where our community comes together and visitors are made very welcome.We are proud of our real ales, and boast four constantly changing hand pumps, from local suppliers and the best of the UK. We are also passionate about food, and our award-winning chef Liam Whittle and his team cook delicious homemade dishes. We have an a la carte menu, a specials board with pub classics, and at lunchtimes, soups and sandwiches.Outside we have a large garden and plenty of parking, for cars, cycles and horses!Upstairs we have eight lovely bedrooms, with luxury handmade beds for a restful sleep, and an amazing breakfast to start the next day with.www.thegreyhoundletcombe.co.uk
Greyhound, Main Street, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9JL