1. The Rooms
Dogs: There is two dog-friendly bedrooms for overnight stays (they book up quickly so plan ahead). A dog bed, water bowl, a selection box of treats and a towel for muddy paws can be provided for an extra fee also.
2. The Food
3. The Area
If staying in is your idea of going out then the Greyhound's rustic bar, outside beer garden or welcoming nooks near two wood-burning stoves are the perfect places to read the newspapers, enjoy a cold drink and unwind.
Children: The village has a small play park for smaller children and some easy walks to run off some energy. The safe enclosed garden at the back of the pub has plenty of space for little ones to play and they can always raid the games cupboard and drawing supplies for some quiet time.
Dogs: The area lends itself to some stylish Barbour-coats-and-hunter-boots-clad country side dog-walking - don't forget a lead the pavements are far and few between.
4. The Welcome
As we mentioned the owners Martyn Reed and Catriona Galbraith are locals and saw the beauty in this pub when it was run-down and in need of some TLC. Keeping the quintessential English Inn feel is evident within the interior wall, furnishings and garden. But, it's the modern touches that ensures this is one pub you will stay at more than once. Yes, it has a community and locals feel - but, this never make you feel unwelcome or out of place. The pub is separated from the rooms with a private door and stairway which ensure privacy too.
The bathroom is a comforting sight too as they are all stocked with hair and body products by Bramley. These luxurious handmade natural bath and body treats are inspired by the British countryside and are spotted in all the best luxury UK hotels. The full-sized bottles are available for guests to use while staying - so, no need to scrimp on the bath foam here. They also have a selection of Bramley products to purchase and take home. Each room is all set with bottles of mineral water, tea and coffee-making facilities, fresh milk and home-made biscuits.
5. The Breakfast
We felt we had to give a special mention to the morning after. As any B&B worth its salt has to be serving up the best ever 'most important meal of the day'. Choose from a full English (or a veggie option) smoked salmon, eggs benedict and more. There is also a vast selection of cereals, fruit, yogurts, bread, pastries, porridge and juices available too. What's more breakfast lingers onto a leisurely 10am on weekends meaning a lie-in is very much on the cards. Parents rejoice.
And, book into The Greyhound Inn swiftly.