We stayed for one night in the 'room with the view'. The pub has two rooms, one with a view and one with 'the bathroom'. Our room was lovely, but I hope the manager will read this and fix the annoying curtain rails that were hanging off as they had a strange pull cord system that people obviously didn't get, and just tried to pull the curtains shut resulting in breakage of the rails. The bathroom blind was also hard to operate, and children's scrawl marks on the painted walls and carpets need to be addressed.
However, the pub and its food more than made up for it. We were on our way home from a week on the Isle of Wight, and my meal was by far the best food I had eaten all week. There were good real ales, and a good real cider which was actually excellent compared to the usual cloudy vinegar pubs like to pass off as 'proper' cider. We had our table for the night, and as the pub didn't really have a drinks only lounge seating area, we appreciated this. I noticed the manager giving the waiting staff a rollocking because a table wasn't cleared before their desserts were sent out - this is good, as efficient waiting service is hard to find these days and I felt he knew his stuff and was aware that he needed to watch things carefully to make it right. He spoke with us, which was also appreciated, about local and annual events, and seemed genuinely keen to make guests feel welcome.
Breakfast was excellent, again the manager did an excellent job making sure we had all we wanted. Congrats to the chef and his kitchen team as the menu for dinner and our breakfast was excellent.
It does say it has parking, which it does, but this is actually in the windmill parking area just over a lane from the pub. There is a nice outdoor seating area with comfy rattan furniture on the decking level, along with benches on the lower grassed area.
I booked this after finding it in The Good Pub Guide, and was not disappointed, I would recommend it to everyone and would love to stay here again. Thank you The Pheasant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovely country pub, restaurant and B&B in the idyllic village of Brill, just 15 miles from Oxford, and 55 miles from London. Perched on a hill, with views over the historic Brill Windmill and neighbouring counties, we offer real ales, delicious home-cooked food and comfortable rooms to locals and visiting guests, all accompanied with friendly service and a pleasant pheasant atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Pheasant Hotel Brill