The Sanctuary


Recommended B&B's on The Ridgeway

People and places change; sometime we don't know about it. So if you find any errors or omissions in the following, we'll be grateful for your feedback.

If you're walking The Ridgeway, here are the B&B's that other walkers have stayed at and then recommended when they visited us.

The Ridgeway

Western section of The Ridgeway

In West-To-East order, with distance from The Sanctuary in kilometres

For bus route details, see our Ridgeway Transport page.

Ogbourne St.George:

If we are fully booked, we recommend two other places in our village.

- Helen Fisher, Wynfield
T: 01672 841 144 or 07980 737 241
- The Inn With The Well
T: 01672 841 445


Meadowbank House (8 Km) SN4 0EY
T: 01793 791401
E: Jane Howes


The Royal Oak (13 Km)  Cues Lane, Bishopstone, SN6 8PP
It has excellent all-day food, much of it from Eastbrook, their own organic farm. Plus it is in the Michelin Good Food in Pubs guide. Their accommodation has recently been renovated with 12 rooms available.
T: 01793 790481
National Trails page : Map link.

Woolstone and Uffington:

The White Horse Inn, (17 Km) SN7 7QL
T: 01367 820726
National Trails page

Norton House, (19 Km) SN7 7RA
T: 01367 820230
E: Fenella Oberman
National Trails page

Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis and Sparsholt area:

The Star at Sparsholt (25 Km)
Watery Lane, Sparsholt, Wantage OX12 9PL
Recently refurbished and improved accommodation, new owners, good food. Oxfordshire Gastro Pub of the Year 2013
T: 01235 751 873

Hill Barn (23 Km), Sparsholt Firs, Wantage OX12 9XB
Contact Joanna Whittington
T: 01235 751236
National Trails page

Quince Cottage B&B (29 Km) - Richard and Louise Boden.
T: 01235 763652.
They also run a taxi service for walkers, taking bags onto the next destination, pickup walkers etc.

The Ridgeway Youth Hostel or Court Hill Centre (30 Km)
Court Hill, Near Wantage, OX12 9NE

Brook Barn Farm - closed while they look for larger premises?

West Ilsey and East Ilsey:

This pair of villages are two or three Km south of the Ridgeway, so require a bit of a detour to reach.
Crown and Horns (? Km) East Ilsley, RG20 7LH


Locking Kiln Farm (29 Km). Three miles south of Wantage, just off the B4494. April 2016: HAS STOPPED PROVIDING ACCOMODATION. National Trails page.


If you're waiting for a bus in Wantage in the Market Place, the King Alfred's Head (Bar and Bistro) is a nice place to wait. They will (by arrangment) accept bags for people who are walking the Ridgeway, if you stop there for lunch.

Streatley and Goring:

Friars Ford :
The John Barleycorn :


The Fat Fox :

Princes Risborough:

Ridgeway Lodge, Upper Icknield Way, Saunderton, Princes Risborough, HP27 9NL
Contact Miv and John Hughes
T: 01844 345438

The George and Dragon, 74 High Street Princes Risborough, HP27 0AX´╗┐


Hale House , 56 Hale Road, Wendover, HP22 6NF
Contact Susanna Geoghegan
T: 01296 625742

Mayertorne Cottage, London Road, Wendover Dean, HP22 6QA
Contact Anthony Sykes
T: 01296 620830

Tring and Ivinghoe:

Folly Farm, Northfield Road, Aldbury, HP23 5QJ
Contact Jude Glenister
T: 01442 851645