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“Superb service, lovely room, great food”
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The Baskerville
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shiplake
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I have to start by saying that the service at this pub hotel really was spectacular and I wish I could remember the name of the man who served us to give him the credit he deserves. The rooms were large and well equipped - we really appreciated the tea and coffee facilities together with sweets and biscuits in our room. They are still pub rooms - not new or plush, but very spacious and clean with everything you need. It was a little noisy at night time when trying to sleep until the pub cleared out but being a very nice pub it wasnt as noisy as a lot of pubs would be. The food was great - even if you are staying upstairs you still need to book a table for dinner as it is so popular. We really appreciated the staff leaving breakfast out for us in the morning as we had to leave very early - they even left us a little note. We really enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

I felt like I was going back to the 1950s staying in a quaint village with a lovely railway station. The food was excellent, the room was good. All in all a good stay. Would recommend for people wanting a break away from bustle.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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3  Thank Rj81
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Very disappointing.
I had the sirloin steak which was grissley. Considering it cost £21.00, I was very disappointed.
£21.00 for a sirloin steak which was barely edible. Had better at a Berni Inn. Clearly they buy cheap steaks for maximum profit. Wife had the fishcake, which she did not enjoy.
I had the whitebait starter, again, nothing to shout about, far too much covering the whitebait.
A friend had the mackerel nicoise salad which bascically consisted of a piece of mackerel on a pile of over stacked leaves and an egg. £15.00, extortionate for what it was.
I would not ordinarily moan but it worked out £45 per head inc drinks and I would have expected at least decent food for the price. Substandard food. Would not waste my money by going back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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7  Thank JohnD62
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Can only add to previous comments by extolling the virtues of everything this pub has to offer: the food (I had squid) was very nicely prersented and really tasty, the pub was well kept, toilets pleasant (the gents too often get less attention than the ladies' toilets) and outside area great too. The girls loved playing on the big climbing frame/ship/slide and I enjoyed the surroundings, while the lovely girl at the bar brought my beer out as I couldn't carry all the drinks. Even the beer was well served in a very nice glass.
Excellent all round!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Food is very good (they have a real chef which helps). The bar is cosy and friendly with a good selection of Ales, Lagers and Ciders (even a proper draft Cider).
The rooms are well equipped (good power showers) Flat Tv's, wifi etc but can be a little noisy due to pub customers but this quietens down around eleven. The beds are probably due to be refreshed as mine was quite worn and not as comfortable as it should be.
The staff are very good attentive, friendly and accommodating I had to leave early and the Chef was on hand to make me a quick breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Stayed here just one night - very large comfortable room. The evening meal was top quality I had the Soup of the day (Tomato and coriander) followed by Sausage and Mash- sounds like standard fare but its not it is of a very high quality and beautifully presented. Desert was Eaton Mess - large portion very yummy. This is not standard pub food! Breakfast was the same high quality using locally sourced produce - the smoked bacon is worth the evening stay on its own!!! Highly recommend this exceptional inn. All the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Excellent room - much more spacious and well designed than is often the case with pub B&B's. Welcome was extremely professional and friendly. Cooked breakfast was excellent. A very quiet area, so a good night's sleep is guaranteed. Lovely 2 mile walk, or regular trains, in to Henley for the evening. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Baskerville

Address: 7 Station Road, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3NY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Henley-on-Thames > Shiplake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shiplake
Price Range: £104 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Baskerville 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year 2016. The Baskerville in Lower Shiplake remains a traditional village inn with a ‘proper’ bar, a delightful restaurant, 4 star accommodation, a beautiful garden and ambitions beyond its AA rosette. With Kevin Hannah and head chef Jamie Herridge at the helm, its outstanding customer service is matched only by its creative, seasonally changing menus. Fresh, ethically and locally sourced produce lie at the heart of its modern but classically based dishes which offer a memorable experience. 2015 Beautiful South Awards Silver Award in Tourism Pub of the Year. It is an AA 4 star Inn and is similarly rated by Visit England but with a Silver Award. It is situated on the Thames Path in the tranquil, affluent village of Lower Shiplake, with well appointed en-suite rooms, the Baskerville is the perfect place to stay the night either for Dinner, business or just for a leisurely break. The small town of Henley-on-Thames with its many interesting shops and home to the Henley Royal Regatta and the Henley Festival is only 1.5 miles away. Enjoy a boat trip up the Thames or visit the River and Rowing Museum. Try a night at the Kenton theatre, the fourth oldest in England. Within the village why not stroll along to Shiplake lock and watch the river cruisers pass through. A little further up the hill is the 13th century parish church of St Mary's where Alfred Lord Tennyson was married. Further afield are the towns of Reading 7 miles, Windsor, with its castle, and nearby Legoland. 15 miles, and the university town of Oxford, 22 miles. All of these can be reached by train from Shiplake station 150 m from the pub via the Henley branch line to Twyford on First Great Western trains. Feeling a little more adventurous? Paddington station is less than an hour away with all that London can offer. Shiplake is 25 miles or 30 minutes by cab or car from Heathrow Airport. ... more   less 
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