The Pheasant, Hungerford

Pub with rooms in Hungerford, Berkshire

From £100 per night

Curator's notes:

  • Iconic racing pub in Lambourn Valley
  • Interior oozes rustic-chic charm
  • Good modern British food
  • Cosy rooms with attention to detail
Enquire to book

Speak to us on +44 (0)20 8161 0100


Nestled amongst the stunning Lambourn Valley, the legendary Pheasant is a much-loved countryside inn at the heart of the local horse-racing set. Following the addition of a new-build bedroom extension, the former drovers' retreat is now a rambling roadside pitstop with a pretty refurbished bar and dining rooms that effortlessly ooze rustic-chic charm. Original beams, wood-panelling, stone floors and blazing fires have been beautifully matched with warm rich colours, comfortable cushioned settles, elegant old dining tables and a fine collection of horse-related prints, photos and paintings.

Arrive early to bag the chesterfield sofa in the cosy snug room. The TV remains tuned to the racing, so expect to rub shoulders with jockeys and trainers whilst ordering a pint. For alfresco dining, there are tables and chairs on the grassy area close to the entrance, as well as a small beer garden to the rear of the pub.

Rooms from

Doubles and twins: £100

Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Private and alfresco dining

Family favourite
Children are welcome at the Pheasant with smaller portions and fold-down beds available.

Quiet romance
Spend a relaxing evening in the pretty bar and of chic dining room over a glass of wine or meal for two.

No car needed
Less than 10 minutes from Hungerford and close to other mainline stations, Berkshire is easy to explore without a car.


All recently refurbished with a fresh modern look, the eleven en suite bedroom ooze comfort and elegant understated style. Cleverly combining bold colours, rich fabrics, striking wall coverings, individual artwork and contemporary furnishings, each room has been confidently transformed into a stylish new-build bedroom. All are relaxing, warm and super comfortable, featuring brilliant bathrooms and welcome detail touches, guaranteeing a cosy overnight stay.

Restaurant & bar

With extensive menus evolving with the season, cooking at The Pheasant is rooted in modern British fare. Dishes successfully combine the best ingredients from local artisan suppliers, including rare breed beef from Hungerford Park and Kelmscott pork. Head chef Andy's passion is for cooking fresh fish, so look to the chalkboard for the day's catch.

The bar may not be big but the fantastic choice of drinks on offer certainly packs a punch. Ale lovers can choose between Marston's Pedigree, local Ramsbury Gold or Pheasant Ale on tap. Shelves groan with spirit bottles, including unusual boutique gins, vodka and 30 different malt whiskies. Expect to find an impressive 70-bin list of wines from Berry Bros and Bibendum, with 28 served by the glass.

Getting here


Nearest train station: Hungerford
Taxi from station: 9min
Drive: 16min from Newbury, 40min from Basingstoke


Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 7AA

Enquire to book

To make a booking, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm.

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