Situated in The Vale of the While Horse, off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon, Uffington is about 8 miles north of the M4 through Lambourne, of race-horse fame. The nearest Market Towns are Faringdon and Wantage, each about 15 minutes' drive. Shrivenham Defence Academy is just 3 miles away at the Watchfield roundabout on the A420.
The Village has a 13th Century Church, shop and Post Office, and several literary connections. It was the early home of Thomas Hughes, whose renowned book "Tom Brown's Schooldays" begins in the old school here. It is now an interesting little museum. John Betjeman lived here in the 1930's and 40's, during which time he wrote many famous works. Tolkein, while based in Oxford, visited this area, and it is said much of his inspiration for Middle Earth came from the Ridgeway nearby.
An ideal base for walking, cycling, horse-riding, angling, visiting historic properties, golfing, or just chilling out at any time of the year. Warm welcome, caring staff, log fire, high standards, excellent food and selection of fine beverages, including Real Ales. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
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M4 via Lambourn - Road: From M4 Junction 14 signposted Wantage, follow signs to Lambourn. In Lambourn follow signs left to Ashbury (B4000). In Ashbury at crossroads turn right, signposted Wantage on B4507. At the foot of White Horse Hill turn left, signposted Uffington. At T junction turn right and you will see The Fox & Hounds on your right.
A420 between Oxford and Swindon - Road: 23 miles south of Oxford, 9 miles north of Swindon, at The Watchfield roundabout, take the exit signposted Longcot. After 2 miles go straight on at crossroads, signposted Woolstone. Take no further turnings other than bends in the road, some of which is single-track. Arrive in Uffington. Turn right and follow the village circle road anti-clockwise until you reach the Fox & Hounds.
Wantage - Road: Follow the BROWN tourist signs to Uffington White Horse on the B4507. After 4.5 miles approx, at crossroads, turn right to Kingston Lisle. After 300 yards the road bends sharply left. Carry on through Fawler. Arrive in Uffington. Watch out for Village Hall on your left. Immediately after the village hall, turn left up the lane known as High Street! The Fox & Hounds is about 250 yards along, on your left.
Didcot - Train: Cheaper than coming via Swindon from London. Onward journey by Taxi, or bus to Faringdon, then local bus with restricted timetable to Uffington.
Swindon - Train: Onward journey by Taxi or bus to Faringdon then local bus to Uffington (restricted timetable).