It's all down to expectations - and as we were spending quite a lot on what looked like a "boutique style" room with a good restaurant, we were bound to be disappointed. The room probably had been fine several years ago. It was tired with a broken shower, blind and two light fittings which were not working. An ugly T.V balanced on an even uglier mini bar fridge (empty) didn't add to the ambiance. I was worried about the close proximity to the railway line, but luckily it didn't disturb us. The dining room was charming, if a little cool and drafty. Unfortunately the young inexperienced waiter got our meals completely muddled and we didn't have a good start to the evening. However, apart from the mussels, which were obviously prepacked long life type,the main courses were tasty. The inn was well positioned for the lovely walks along the Thames Path, and the owners were very friendly. If we'd paid less all these problems would have been perfectly acceptable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Perch and Pike is a stylish English country pub situated in the picturesque village of South Stoke, Oxfordshire.This flintstone inn and converted barn is home to a cosy traditional bar complete with log fires, offering a range of local ales, quality lagers and a varied and interesting wine list. Our chefs use only the finest seasonal produce, locally sourced where possible, to create the perfect dining experience, whether you want to eat in the relaxed atmosphere of the bar, in our pretty barn restaurant or al fresco on our terrace or in our garden.We want your stay with us to be something very special too, so we've created four beautfully styled ensuite bedrooms complete with all the little luxuries we think you deserve for a well earned break or romantic getaway. ... more less