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Overview

Located in the highlands of Hampshire, this historic, dog-friendly inn offers unpretentious luxury in a tranquil countryside setting. 11 contemporary bedrooms - three in the pub and eight in a bespoke courtyard lodge - are perfectly designed retreats for rest and relaxation, with indulgent touches, such as generously sized walk-in rain showers, espresso machines and super-comfy king-sized beds, designed to make you feel a little spoilt.

The menu focuses on local produce, such as fresh game, lamb and vegetables, all grown on the Faccombe Estate that surrounds The Jack Russell, and the inn generate its own power via a wind turbine, provides water from a bore hole and has a biomass boiler installed to ensure it is as sustainable as possible. Set on an escarpment at the northern-most border of the Hampshire Downs, it is well placed for a walking break - there are several circular walks that begin and end at the front door - or a getaway exploring the region's historic churches, castles and perfectly preserved villages. Downton Abbey buffs may like to visit Highclere Castle, which is just a short drive away.

Rooms from

Classic: £90
Family: £100
Indulgent: £120
With a view: £140


Good to know

  • Amex not accepted, Visa / Mastercard / Maestro all accepted
  • Parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Stunning English garden and terrace
  • £15 dog stay charge

Dog-friendly
Every room is dog-friendly with dog beds and bowls available too. Dogs are also very welcome in the bar and casual dining areas.

Scenic and serene
Located at the northern-most border of the Hampshire Downs, this is an idyllic and tranquil countryisde setting, perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat.

Family favourite
Zed-beds available on request and some of the rooms can be turned into family suites via interconnecting doors.

Crown collection
Part of the original Epicurean Collection, you can earn and redeem Crowns here if you are one of our Crown members.

Rooms

11 elegant bedrooms - three in the pub and eight in a separate lodge known as "The Dog House" - all named after dog breeds in keeping with the Jack Russell theme. Ask for the coveted deluxe Great Dane or Bulldog rooms, which have French doors opening on to their own private balcony or terrace, the perfect place to watch the sun setting over the Hampshire downlands.

All rooms are tastefully decorated to a high standard using natural materials - think stone, timber and wool - in calming colours of grey, silver and cream, with colour accents provided by armchairs, fake-fur throws and cushions. Each room boasts comfy king beds, generously sized walk-in rain showers (some also have the addition of a roll-top bath), a flat-screen TV, tea-and-coffee-making facilities, an espresso machine and Bramley toiletries.

Restaurant & bar

Step through the front door and be welcomed into the warm, dog-friendly, wood-panelled bar with snugs that offer cosy nooks where you can unwind with a drink and a bar snack. If you fancy something more substantial, take a seat in the casual dining area, again featuring snugs - all attractively decorated in a calming palette of aquamarine and gleaming wood - or the private restaurant, which seats 60 and offers an elegant, but relaxed setting for more formal dining.

The menu follows a field-to-fork ethos with much of the game, lamb and vegetables grown on the surrounding Faccombe Farm & Estate. Expect lots of farm-fresh fare on offer and don't miss the wine list, with local beers and wide range of spirits, including small-batch artisan gins and whiskies, to accompany it.

Private dining

For intimate dinners, such as a birthday celebration or an anniversary dinner for up to 14 people, the elegant dining room can be turned into a private dining area. For larger events, the restaurant, which is separate from the pub, can seat up to 60 guests.

For weddings, shoot parties or corporate away days, our well-appointed Dog House can be hired out, offering eight bedrooms, a chic private residents' lounge (with pool table, giant flatscreen TV, sofas, bar and kitchen), an interior courtyard and undercover fire pit for your exclusive use. A chef can be provided to work in the residents' lounge kitchen to prepare a bespoke menu for you. The gorgeous English garden also makes a pretty setting for a champagne reception.

Things to do

Once you arrive here, hidden away on the northern boundary of the Hampshire Downs, you may not want to leave, because it's so tranquil and picturesque. The landscape here is varied and pretty, and because The Jack Russell is located on a ridge and dramatic escarpment, which rises to more than 290 metres, there are some amazing views to admire not far from its door.

Located in the "highlands of Hampshire", Faccombe Estate is a great base for incredible walks, including its own 4.5km Estate Walk, or exploring the wider area, including historic churches, castles - such as Donnigton Castle which was built in the 14th century and is now managed by English Heritage - and perfectly preserved villages.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Newbury
Taxi from station: 25min
Drive: 45min Reading, 1hr 30 min Bristol, 1hr 45min from London

Address

Netherton Hill, Andover SP11 0DS

Prices & availability