Travelling through Burford on a bitterly cold February day we stopped for lunch at the Lamb. We were delighted with the building, the welcome, facilities and the food. First we visited the loos, which were clean, equipped with good quality hand soap, hand cream and individual hand towels for guests - much nicer than the usual paper or hot air hand drier.
On returning to the bar, the barman suggested we might like to have our lunch sitting by an open fire in a lounge next door - feeling cold and rather lurgy I jumped at the chance and was not disappointed. Large wing chairs by the fire were very comfortable, the decor was tasteful and relaxing. The building dates back to the 14th Century and we learnt that it is reputed to be the oldest pub in England. The staff were very friendly, made sure our every need was met and the fire was kept well stoked with logs. The Lamb has accommodation which we have yet to sample but if it was as good as our experience for lunch would be well worth consideration when visiting Burford which is such a delightful Cotswold town.
Our lunch of confit of duck was delicious, beautifully cooked and presented, though if I was going to be very picky, maybe a little short on vegetables. All in all a wonderful oasis of calm and a great watering hole en route back to Devon. We shall return next time we are passing through Burford and hope to stay there sometime.
- 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