The Pheasant

Hungerford, Berkshire
+44 (0)1488 648284

Expect fun nights in with the horse-racing set at this 17th century inn. Light-filled rooms, good food and gin cocktails await


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

The spruced-up Pheasant is still a cracking old pub with a big reputation, thanks to its young owner Jack. Choose from the 50 gins and 30 whiskies in the well-stocked bar, often bustling with locals and jockeys, and sink into a deep armchair in the cosy snug with open fires and board games.

Bedrooms are country-style, others contemporary, with carefully chosen art, padded ottomans and paisley headboards. All have en suite bathrooms with Bamford soaps; five have balcony doors to views across the fields; three are dog-friendly and open onto the lawn.

The food is classic British with a regularly changing menu and good vegan options. Breakfast on local eggs and apple juice, bacon, Laverstoke black pudding, pastries and home baked bread. Fill your days with woodland walks at Welford Park (four miles), antique shopping in Hungerford (a seven-minute drive) and Newbury races (11 miles).

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the area - there's masses to do within a short drive
  • Rubbing shoulders with the racing fraternity
  • Being hosted by Jack and his team – his relaxed attitude ensures you’ll be looked after
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You should know

  • Ditch the car and get the train - you’re a seven-minute taxi ride from Hungerford station
  • It’s a grown-up sort of place


  • 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


  • 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

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Lunch & dinner £12 - £25. Sunday Lunch from £13.95.


Nightly price
from £115
Extra bed/sofabed available £20 per person per night.
10 Doubles
From £115
1 Twin
From £115



It's a characterful place with great food and a great atmosphere where you are sure to have a great time day or night. Or even at breakfast...

Beverly, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Overlooking the Valley of the Racehorse, the Inn stands alone in fields, a stone’s throw from the A338 into Hungerford. There’s something to suit all nearby - set off on walks through the water meadows at Chilton Foliat (six miles) and historic market town Hungerford is a short drive away, as is Cobbs Farm Shop and café (five miles). Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle is a 20-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Jack Greenall

  • Marlborough is a charming historic market town just 13 miles away across the county border in Wiltshire. Sitting on the River Kennet and boasting one of the widest high streets in England, the town is home to a unique mix of quaint architectural styles
  • Hungerford is best known today as a thriving hub for antique shops and fairs. Just four miles from us, it is also home to several authentic country outfitters, , and is a good embarkation point for narrowboat trips along the Kennet and Avon Canal.
  • Highcle Castle is a local landmark whose fame went global with its casting in TV’s Downton Abbey, the Victorian-era Highclere Castle is set in 1,000 acres of sweeping Hampshire parkland designed by the renowned 18th-century gardener Capability Brown.
  • Welford Park, known for its Queen Anne house, is also famous for its snowdrops. The Galanthus Nivalis (snowdrop) display at Welford Park (1st Feb-5th March) is in a beech wood covering approximately 5 acres alongside the River Lambourn.
  • Avebury Stone Circles dating back more than 4,000 years to Neolithic times, three monumental stone circles stand around the Wiltshire village of Avebury. The largest of these is the biggest prehistoric stone circle in the world.
  • The Lambourn Valley, situated 5 miles away, is recognised as one of the major racehorse training centres in the country. With its superb facilities and wide-ranging gallops covering in excess of 500 acres it claims to being the beating heart of UK racing.


Jack Greenall

Affable Jack has owned the Inn since 2016. Along with Isla, the black lab, he and his team are equally as smiley and knowledgeable. Jack fills the calendar with fun events such as spring and summer parties with live music, a Christmas market and Michelin-starred chef residencies with paired wines.