The Sanctuary


Local pubs and restaurants

Very close to us in the village are the Parklands Hotel and The Inn With The Well (the only pub/restaurant directly on the western half of the Ridgeway).

Bentley’s restaurant at Parkland's Hotel. Their opening times for lunch and dinner are:
Lunch: Monday to Sunday (Closed Wednesday) 12.00 to 14.00
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 18.30 to 20.30, Sunday, Public and Bank Holidays 18.00 to 19.30

Non-residents are requested to make a reservation (01672 841555). Attendance without a reservation may be met but can not be guaranteed, particularly so for Sunday, Public and Bank Holidays. At lunch time (without prior notice) they may only be offering their starter and lighter selections.

The Inn With The Well's opening hours for drinks (from 14th June) are as follows:
Mon & Tues 4pm to close
Wed to Sat Noon to close
Sun Noon to 10.00 p.m.

Food is available 12.00 to 2.30 Wed to Sun Evenings 6.30 to 8.30 only. It's best to phone them (01672 841445) and book in advance to make sure you get a table.

More pubs and restaurants

A walk to Ogbourne St.Andrew takes you to another pub/restaurant. It was called The Wheatsheaf, but has recently been renamed Silks On The Downs.

In AIn Aldbourne (three miles or five minutes by car) close to the pond in the middle of the village, are two pub/restuarants, The Blue Boar and The Crown

Six miles away (or ten minutes by car) in Bishopstone the Royal Oak serves great food with organic produce from Helen Browning's Eastbrooke farm. It's also in the Good Food Guide 2011. They also offer a free Land Rover take-home service for people eating in their restaurant (but do phone them to check availability).

Three miles away in Marlborough are many more restaurants.

In Marlborough