We found this hotel a gem of an overnight stop on the South Downs Way. Its conveniently situated about halfway between Winchester and Buriton. It has only a few rooms so booking is advisable. On arrival we were able to enjoy hot baths, and use teamaking facilities in the room. The meals and drinks available downstairs in one of two bars were excellent. There's a selection of books available to peruse. The friendly staff made our stay very pleasant and relaxed. We enjoyed our breakfasts. We were headed for Winchester and a friendly local pointed out the correct path for walkers, which goes from Church Lane in nearby Exton, and steeply uphill over numerous stiles to emerge at the road near Beacon Hill summit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quaint, traditionally styled village pub, with 5 en-suite letting rooms. Based in the heart of the Meon Valley, this is an ideal stopping point for cyclists and walkers alike. We are proud to offer our guests home cooked seasonal meals, sourced by local suppliers. Recently refurbished and reopened by the current owners since July 2014. ... more less