This charming 18th century free house is located opposite the Old Rectory, on a winding road that runs through the heart of Letcombe Regis, a charming downland village within the picturesque Vale of the White Horse region of Oxfordshire.
The quintessentially English inn is the beating heart of the village, attracting locals and tourists from around the globe in equal measure. No matter where you are from, The Greyhound offers a warm welcome like no other.
Aesthetically it is relaxed yet romantic, the perfect countryside bolthole with a smattering of wooden tables and deep leather armchairs perfect for sinking into with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire.
Upstairs is intimate, with only eight spacious en-suite bedrooms that are named after local hotspots and boast rustic character and comfort. The walls are slicked with Farrow & Ball and pretty antique furniture adorns the rooms.
Beds are as soft as clouds, dressed in crisp linens and plump velvet cushions, the bathroom is stocked with luxurious Bramley products, buttery homemade shortbread melts in your mouth and your nostalgic heart.
Downstairs the bar and restaurant are bursting with life. The bar is well-stocked with fine wines and real ales and the menu in the restaurant is exquisite, a celebration of contemporary British cuisine.
Far from your usual pub fare, the menu which focuses on local and seasonal produce is a real delight. Start with marinated Kalamata and green olives in rosemary, garlic and thyme, followed by the legendary twice-baked Leonard Stanley Gloucestershire cheddar soufflé with smoked haddock chowder.
For the main course, opt for Guinea fowl, rainbow chard, Crown Prince pumpkin, girolles mushrooms, chestnuts and sage and Dauphine potato. To finish, the warm chocolate mousse, roasted fig, pistachios, milk and honey ice cream is an absolute dream.
Yes, the accommodation is cosy and the food is incredible but it is the service that makes The Greyhound truly exceptional. The staff are wonderful and whether you have travelled from near or far, The Greyhound and its staff will make you feel right at home.
The Greyhound at Letcombe Regis
Main St, Letcombe Regis, Wantage OX12 9JL