The Lamb Inn is a very quaint and charming hotel, full of historic character.
However there are steps everywhere; on entry from the street, to the bar and restaurant, to the public conveniences and to the rear courtyard and garden - not a ramp in sight!. Not good when you are travelling with an elderly relative with reduced mobility - a wheel chair user would be in real trouble. At best this is "glossed over" in their online accessibility statement.
Service in the hotel was excellent both in the bar and restaurant and had a good variety of food available, although quite a few of the bar food options promoted on their website are not available to order! Breakfast was superb and offered a huge variety - with lots of locally sourced excellent produce.
We had booked 2 rooms and phoned them directly to see if they had suitable rooms available. The receptionist was extremely helpful and arranged for a ground floor room with walk-in shower (Garnes), whilst the other room we were offered was their luxury Allium suite. Allium is a wonderful room and highly recommended, well equipped and spacious, with a fantastic HUGE bathroom.
The other room - Garnes - was also good as far as the room was concerned, but had probably the smallest claustrophobic shower room, located under a slopping ceiling I have ever experienced. There was not even space for a towel rail (only a hoop on the back of the door), so fresh linen was placed on a chair or on the bed in the main room. We had specifically requested and been promised a walk-in shower and the reality = a 8-10 inch step to entry was a real issue. There was also a potential problem with security. Garnes is a ground floor - street level room and none of the large windows could be secured or locked, in fact with the small quarter-light window open for ventilation it was easy to reach in from outside, open a window and gain access in seconds. Despite assurances from the manager regarding local crime levels, this was of little or NO comfort to the elderly single female occupant!
Overall an enjoyable stay despite the issues with one of the rooms!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Sheep Street, in the heart of Burford; The Lamb Inn boasts 17 classic Cotswold bedrooms, with history around every corner. This dog-friendly hotel is also home to a traditional bar and comfy lounges, a beautifully manicured garden and a 3 Rosette awarded Brasserie. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lamb Hotel Burford
- The Lamb Inn Burford, Oxfordshire