The Greyhound Inn

Wantage, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)1235 771969
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£105 - £190
per night

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


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£105 - £190 per night

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.

Leading Oxfordshire chef, Martin Sherriff, produces locally-sourced menus that change with the seasons – whether you go for duck breast, duck fat hash brown, Shropshire Blue custard, blueberry ketchup, red cabbage or Twice-baked Leonard Stanley Gloucestershire cheddar soufflé with smoked haddock chowder, this is cooking of a high order and has won awards. Two-course ‘Midweek Fix’ menus on Wednesdays are a steal as is the weekday Lunch for Less.

Pick up a map from the bar for walks, 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


  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from £105
Extra pull-out beds available in the suites to sleep 2-3 children in each, £25-£50 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From £105
2 Suites for 2
From £165
2 Twin/doubles
From £140


Special offer: Stay with us on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis dining from our award-winning à la carte menu and save with a £40 per person food allowance. T&Cs apply.

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am, please get in touch for late check out
Other details
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

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.

£20 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). 3 dog-friendly rooms.

Starters from £5.50. Lunch from £6.50. Dinner from £14.50.


An enjoyable 4 night stay. Ample parking at the rear of the pub. A good location for exploring the southern part of the Cotswolds.

Kathy, Liverpool

Lovely place to stay with excellent food and great selection at dinner and breakfast. Vegan options and nothing was too much to ask. Decorated to a high standard with quality fittings throughout. The Oxford room was spacious and quiet and the bath was lovely. Would revisit.

Nick, Stroud

Despite its recent face-lift, this lovely pub has remained at the heart of the community thanks to owners Catriona and Martyn, who have lived here for 20 years. It has everything you want from an 18th-century pub - beams, wonky floors, cosy quiet corners - but with plenty of contemporary touches and an imaginative menu from new chef Liam Whittle. Relaxed, unpretentious, a proper local hub.

Florence, Sawday's inspector

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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.


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.