I stayed for 2 nights at the swan inn and I must say what a complete pleasure it was. I had travelled down from the north of England for my friends wedding in the most horrific weather, but despite the remote location, there are numerous reasons to visit this quaint inn.
Firstly the warm welcome I recieved from John the manager of the inn. I was exhausted from my journey and rain but John was on hand to help me move my bags out of my car to my room, pour me a pint and sample the delicious food on offer.
Honestly if u don't stay here for the night, you must try some of the amazing beef dishes on offer- all curtesy of the local farmer I chatted to at the bar. The beef is hung for 28days and it tastes absolutely Devine as did the glorious homemade sticky toffee pudding. Just try not to sit next to what u presume is the fish tank - in turn holds the pet crayfish which gave me a fright when they tried to escape lol. The bed was comfy and waking up to ponies at your window was a bonus. The Spanish waitress was a pleasure to speak to and on both occasions my eggs were poached to perfection and my tummy was very satisfied. Top marks for a hidden gem in the glorious countryside. Pauline
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan Inn hotel & organic food restaurant at Inkpen is a perfect venue for an evening meal, a conference, a weekend exploring the Berkshire countryside, or a longer stay.The tastefully extended 17th-century village inn has 10 en suite bedrooms, and is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Wessex Downs.The Swan is owned by local organic beef farmers Mary and Bernard Harris. The menus for the hotel restaurant and bar food feature organic produce as well as beef from the farm. Our famous range of sausages are on sale in the farm shop attached to the Swan Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Swan Inn Inkpen, Berkshire