Places to Stay, Eat and Drink

 The Rose and Crown Hotel, Ashbury

Rose & Crown, Ashbury (copyright Diane McLaren)

Rose & Crown, Ashbury (copyright Diane McLaren)

3 High Street, Ashbury, Oxfordshire, SN6 8NA

Hosts: Paul & Michelle Gilbert and Neil & Sheena Hislop



Tel: 01793 710222

The Rose and Crown Hotel is a traditional and comfortable village hotel, located in Ashbury and nestling at the foot of the White Horse Downs, in one of the most scenic areas on the borders of Wiltshire and South Oxfordshire.

– en-suite accommodation – beautiful country setting – lunch and evening menu

The hotel’s situation is ideal for guests, whether walkers, holiday travelers or business people seeking a quiet alternative to busy city hotels.

Ashbury is surrounded by many places of natural and historic interest, and guests benefit from being only an hour away by car from outer London, Bath, Oxford, Cheltenham and the beautiful Cotswold towns.

The hotel provides well-furbished accommodation, mostly en-suite. All rooms have colour TV and beverage facilities.

The full Al la carte restaurant provides seating for up to 45 guests.

Families with young children are welcome.


Churchyard Cottage, Ashbury, Oxfordshire, SN6 8LZ  –  Holiday Let


If St. Valentine himself designed a cottage for romantic retreats this would be it. Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire village of Ashbury, in the shadow of the historic St. Mary’s Church, the cottage has been renovated achieving an effective fusion of traditional and contemporary charm with the very best of modern amenities.

Churchyard cottage is uniquely situated at the convergence of the county borders of Oxford, Wiltshire and Berkshire  in the Vale of the White Horse. It is the ultimate romantic getaway with access to some of the most beautiful walks, sights and attractions in the country. Its privacy and seclusion – so necessary for the perfect romantic break – are ideally offset by the closeness of facilities in the village. Whether it’s romantic isolation you want or to be walking hand-in-hand with the one you love, Churchyard Cottage is a little piece of heaven providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For more information contact:

Richard & Debra

Tel: 01367 241993;  Mob: 07984 644773





Thyme Cottage, Idstone (nr Ashbury) B & B

Thyme Cottage, Idstone, Nr Ashbury, Swindon SN6 8LH

Telephone: 01793 710108



Travelodge Swindon Central

Princes Way, Princes Street, Swindon, SN1 2SF, United Kingdom 
Tel: 08719 846328
The Swindon Central Travelodge is a modern, affordable family-friendly hotel located a few minutes away from Swindon’s great selection of high-street shops. The hotel provides the perfect base for exploring Ashbury and the picturesque surrounding areas.
All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. The on-site restaurant and bar serves breakfast and tasty evening meals, and the new Business Floor Room option guarantees visitors a room on one of the hotel’s more peaceful floors.

Other Pubs and Restaurants

The Blowing Stone Inn Kingston Lisle, Wantage, Oxfordshire Tel: 01367 820288
The Brewers Arms High Street, Wanborough, Swindon, Wilts Tel: 01793790707
Cross Keys Burycroft, Wanborough, Swindon, Wilts Tel: 01793 790302
The Crown 11 High Street, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire Tel: 01793 784584
 The King & Queen Shrivenham Road, Longcot, Near Shrivenham.  Tel:   01793 784348     
The Fox & Hounds High Street, Uffington, Oxfordshire Tel: 01367 820680
The Hare Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands, Berks Tel: 01488 71386
The Harrow Inn High Street, Wanborough, Swindon, Wilts Tel: 01793 790622
Spice Valley High Street, Lambourn, Berkshire Tel:01488 70001
The Gulshan Brasserie – Indian Restaurant High Street, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire Tel: 01793 782388
The New Calley Arms Ham Road, Wanborough, Swindon, Wilts Tel: 01793 790615
The Plough High Street, Wanborough, Swindon, WIlts Tel: 01793 790523
The Prince of Wales High Street,Shrivenham,Oxfordshire Tel: 01793 782268
The Royal Oak Cues Lane, Bishopstone, Swindon, Wiltshire Tel: 01793 790481
The Swan Inn Newbury Road, Great Shefford, Berkshire Tel: 01488 648271
White Horse Inn Woolstone, Faringdon, Oxfordshire Tel: 01367 820726
The Woodman Inn & Restaurant Fernham, Near Faringdon, Oxfordshire Tel: 01367 820643


Disclaimer – the above establishments are listed here for information; their inclusion does not constitute either a recommendation or a comment as to quality or service provided.