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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 30/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Watership Down is a traditional family-run country pub dedicated to serving good quality food and drink and providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The pub has 7 ensuite bedrooms offering B&B.
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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The food was very good and excellent selection and presentation. The choice available for breakfast was very good and well presented as was the evening meal.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good and tasty food, freshly cooked, although a limited food type. Very welcoming and helpful staff and pleasant and quaint surroundings.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed for 2 nights as the location was ideal for a visit to the Bombay sapphire distillery. (walking distance) We arrived on a Sunday afternoon at the end of a busy lunchtime service but the staff went out of their way to provide a...light snack for us even though we were unable to book ahead. This set the tone for our visit , the staff could not have been more helpful & friendly & although the pub setting is beautiful it was the staff that made the trip so enjoyable.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you will come again soon. Best Wishes The Watership Inn Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were finally able to rebook our stay here from 2 years ago and enjoyed a stay in one of the Garden Rooms. The rooms are spacious, amazing, large bathroom with huge walk-in shower and very quiet, far enough away from the busy road. The...pub has a good reputation for food – we had a tasty meal and great cooked breakfast in the morning. Breakfast choices are limited, but tasty – I think just 5 options with tea/coffee and fruit juice. The pub is going through some staffing changes and it took 3 phone calls and 2 emails to get our booking confirmed – we nearly gave up, but glad we preserved – thanks to Tom for his help! It is a 10-minute walk to Bombay Sapphire, along the road and Hardy’s plant nursery less than a minute drive along the same lane. We really enjoyed our stay – there’s room for improvement here with the staffing issues – all staff we encountered were really friendly and helpful and working hard. Some areas need a deep clean – pub tables were really sticky and wardrobes were really dusty inside (rest of room super) and the door numbers on the external doors of the garden rooms were all covered in cobwebs, as was the bathroom window. In general, the main pub is looking quite tired and in need of refurbishment – something the new Manager is aware of.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, all points are collected and reviewed as part of the ongoing improvement plan. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will visit us again soon. Best Wishes The Watership Down Inn Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a small menu it is important not to run out. On this occasion even with a 7:30 booking, we could not have two of the main courses on the menu. However it meant that we tried the spare ribs. They were delicious. Slightly miffed...that we were charged for bread and butter to go with the excellent white crab. I had thought a couple of slices of wholemeal or rye bread would have been automatic. This is very good pub rather than a Michelin-starred restaurant and so I can forgive its occasional glitches.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we cook everything from fresh ingredients therefore on occasions dishes do run out before we would ideally like. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you will dine with us again. Best Wishes The Watership...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great overnight stay and meal,at the Watership,staff were excellent as was the food and drinks,both in the evening and at breakfast.The room was clean and very comfortable,it’s a must return venue,and is perfect if you want to visit the Bombay Safire distillery,an...excellent experienceMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed you stay with us. There's lots to do in area, so we hope that you will visit us again one day. Best Wishes The Watership Down Inn Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night as a short break. The room was excellent and everything worked . The shower was good. The evening meal was well prepared and excellent. The local beer again was good. I had several. The staff were attentive and welcoming. The breakfast...was cooked individually which was good. Again the service was on time and great. A great stay and we would return again if in the area. Thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, our number one objective is customer service so we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Best Wishes The Watership Down Inn Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two friends and I stayed here for a night when visiting the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, only 15 minutes walk away. The staff were so attentive, friendly and couldn’t do enough for us, our meal was beautiful and the room itself was spotless. The beds...were very comfortable and the setting was so picturesque. Would definitely visit again. Thank you for a lovely stay! 👏🏻10/10🌟More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will come again soon. Best Wishes The Watership Down Inn Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here overnight with a friend . We had a lovely sunday lunch ( check if they are doing roasts if you want one) before a walk to the Bombay Distillery which at a leisurely place was only 10-15 mins on a pavement alongside...the road outside the Inn. The food was beautifully presented for lunch and breakfast and tasted good. The room was clean , it had comfortable beds , usual tea coffee, lovely biscuits, bottled water! If you like plants, Hardy's plants is just up the road. A special mention to the staff, every one of them was excellent including housekeeping, bar and restaurant team and bar manager. They were attentive without being annoying; informative, anticipated every need. Quite brilliant. Thank you for a brilliant stay. If you like character olde worlde.. stay in the main building which has modern rooms with a more country style ( white crisp linen modern paint colours etc modern bathroom, in old setting) ( ask about the ensuite, some have a split vertically door, some a more solid door , if it bothers you), if you like high quality timber garden rooms ( inside they are plastered so do not feel like timber cabins) which are new with high quality modern fittings stay in the garden! I don't think my description does it justice.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come again soon. Best Wishes The Watership Down Inn Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great long weekend stay & the garden rooms are amazing .. very specious and lovely decorated. Food is delicious and you are very well look after🌟🌟🌟 location is perfect for so many amazing walks💙🐾Boomer loved his stay and gravy bones of course😋...thank you team !More

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Watership Down, Marketing at The Watership Down Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are so glad you (and Boomer) enjoyed your time with us. Do come again soon, we love having dogs to stay. Best Wishes The Watership Down Inn Team

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Response from PhilipJ453 | Reviewed this property |
I think I paid £130 for a double including a fab breakfast!!!
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Response from Lucy A | Property representative |
Yes, we are open for lunch every day, please see our website for full opening times Lunchtimes can get very busy so to avoid disappointment please drop us an email or call and we will reserve you a table. I am afraid that... More
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Yes you can. All the staff are there to help you & are very friendly
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The Watership Down Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5