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The Baskerville
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shiplake
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham
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169 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“clean and comfortable”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Lovely location , and pretty rooms and restaurant. Staff very friendlyand the real ales well kept. Great location and lovely walks. Excellent breakfast served by Lauren who was pleasant and keen to help.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

What a fantastic find - so welcoming. We stayed a night here and would have spent longer had they not been booked up. The rooms are spotless, attractive and comfortable, the food (dinner and breakfast) is great and dinner can be served out in the lovely garden. I have food intolerances and they were catered for perfectly and without fuss. The service was fantastic. It's one minute's walk from Shiplake station in a very quiet part of the village. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My dad and I had spent four days rowing down the Thames from Oxford, and the Baskerville was our last night away, with the skiff safely dropped off, so we were able to fully relax without worrying about an early start the next day. And what a place to relax. Quiet location almost next to the river, the food was exceptional, lovely garden, fine selection of whisky, rounded off with an amazing breakfast. Highly recommended as both/either accommodation/restaurant.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The title says it all really!

The Baskerville is in the lovely village of Shiplake and a stones throw away from Henley town centre, which makes it ideal when you want to escape the crowds for a bit of R&R.

The food served at the Baskerville is wonderful and the service is equal to this, nothing too much trouble and always a real smile on the faces of the staff, it makes such a refreshing change to actually feel welcome as a customer in this day and age.

I always judge a place I visit on whether I would return and I will return without a single doubt, even if it is just for the amazing breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Spent 3 nights here in May.
I used to live in Shiplake a long time ago and hadn't been in the Baskerville for about 40 years - it's a long way from Oz! Had a very pleasant time here - very friendly staff, v.good food - especially breakfasts, comfortable room.
It was good to go back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

My group of four friends were walking the Thames Path. I booked two rooms and a table for dinner at "The Baskerville. They have had trouble with their internet connection and so two nights before our arrival my friend rang to confirm our booking. To our dismay they only had the dinner booking and all the rooms were full. Sensing our disappointment and anger at a ruined weekend away Kevin came to the rescue. He found us excellent accommodation in a pub three miles away, arranged a taxi to pick us up for dinner. On arrival at our table there was a chilled bottle of champagne and he insisted the wine with the meal was on the house. Thank you Kevin for such a generous gesture, carried out in such a pleasant manner. The food was superb. All four of us thought it was one of the best meals we have ever had, in such an establishment. The taxi was waiting for us on our departure. We have booked to return in October, but I am confirming in writing and if our room has been let - we will enjoy all these treats again I hope!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We were walking the Thames Path and stopped here for lunch on a Sunday. We would return but book next time as we were initially told that every table was reserved ( although several tables were not used the whole time we were there which was more than an hour and a half). We managed to find somewhere in the small front bar and had a two course set menu. Very good scallops, roast beef and my wife had what she described as one of the best risottos she had ever eaten . The beer is excellent and the staff friendly. One word of warning , the local bores tend to occupy the bar stools in the bar making it difficult to get to the bar and / or get past. Presumably they feel entitled as this is their pub so sit near the fire to avoid listening to their smug nonsense. You know who you are man in a polo club sleeveless top.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Baskerville
Address: 7 Station Road, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3NY, England
Location: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 a 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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