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The Baskerville

Type:Pub/Inn

Oxfordshire

Station Road, Lower Shiplake, Henley On Thames, Oxon, Oxon, RG9 3NY

Tel: +44 0118 9403332

The Baskerville

About

This handsome red-brick pub was built in 1936 and upholds the perfect blend of a traditional family-run pub, outstanding food and superb B&B accommodation.

The bar, with its sporting memorabilia, is cool in the summer and cosy in the winter with roaring log fires. With four cask ales, over 40 malt whiskies and an extensive wine list on offer, this is the place to engage in conversation or simply to relax with the newspaper. Charmingly unique, they charge 50p for a jug of water that is donated to Wateraid.

The Baskerville’s cuisine is modern British with continental and eastern influences. All dishes are homemade, prepared from only the finest ingredients and cooked to order. Not only are they well balanced in their flavours and a delight on the eye, they are unpretentiously a testament to the creative talents, imagination and flair of our passionate brigade under Head Chef, Marc Price.

Menus change frequently to reflect seasonality and availability and produce is sourced from long standing, tried and trusted suppliers and is delivered fresh, daily and is locally and organically sourced where practical.

The Sunday BBQ in the beautiful gardens (weather permitting) is a big draw. The garden is also an Ideal location for small functions, where a summer marquee can be erected. Note the four Ground Force Team topiaries that have appeared at the Chelsea Flower show.

Comfortable, well appointed en suite bedrooms feature luxury pocket-sprung beds and modern conveniences, such as flatscreen TV with Freesat channels and built in DVD, free Wifi and hospitality trays. Each bedroom is beautifully decorated with its own character and is named after a local Thames lock.

Dogs and other suitable pets are very welcome at The Baskerville: guests are asked not to exercise Fido in the garden but there are many fine designated walks in the surrounding area and along the River Thames. There is an outside hose for washing down muddy dogs and an American style dog crate suitable for puppies and small to medium dogs up to 23kg is available.

All of the above coupled with a warm welcome and knowledgeable staff, ensures a memorable experience in a marvellous location just a short drive from Henley.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Disability awareness training for all personnel
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Menus available in large print format
  • Ramp to main entrance
  • Steps to main entrance

Catering

  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beer Garden
  • Booking required
  • Cask Ales
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Local Produce
  • Pets accepted
  • Private rooms
  • Real log/coal fires
  • TV in Bedrooms
  • Wine Selection
  • Wireless Internet Access

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Internet access all rooms
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms
  • With Accommodation

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North exit M40 at Junction 6. Turn right at bottom of slip road to Watlington and turn left following road to Henley. At Henley cross mini roundabouts, follow the river, bearing right as road leaves river and take left-hand lane at traffic lights. Follow road for approx 1.5 miles; at war memorial take left into Station Road.

From London and East exit M4 at Junction 8/9 turning right over motorway onto M404, exiting at 2nd Junction signposted Henley. Follow road for 5 miles until you reach Henley Bridge. At traffic lights turn left and follow the river (then as above).

From West exit M4 at Junction 10 taking the A329(M) signs to Reading. Exit A329(M) at end of motorway and at bottom of slip road turn right at roundabout onto A4. Follow A4 until you reach roundabout signposted for Wargrave/Henley - Twyford, Turn right at this roundabout continuing for about 4 miles until you reach a Y junction; turn right and follow road onto Henley bridge. At traffic lights turn left and follow the river (then as above).

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station Shiplake, 100 metres away.
Bus service runs nearby.

Awards

  • AA Awards -1 AA Rosette 1 AA Rosette 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Cask Marque Cask Marque 2015
  • Visit England Awards -Visit ENgland Breakfast Award Visit ENgland Breakfast Award 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -CAMRA CAMRA 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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