The Village Inn, Liddington
Phil & Ann Basford
You can also stay the night if you wish with the pub also offering some very nice bed & breakfast rooms.
- superb pub food
- function rooms ideal for private parties
- lunchtime specials
- Sunday lunch
- bed & breakfast
- just 5 mins from the M4, jct.15
From its attractive split-level front bar to the newly-extended rear bar, the Village Inn is as smart a pub as you are likely to come across. Even the toilets have won awards for their cleanliness and luxury!
It is only comparatively recently that the pub's name was changed from The Bell and there is a hint to its former identity in the road in which it stands - Bell Lane. In fact, the first Bell stood on the other side of the road before the owner, John Whitling, put up the present building in 1875. The original building, which dated back to at least 1789, was demolished in 1894.
After several changes of ownership the pub was eventually renamed in 1982 and Arkell's bought it in May 1994.
It is just off the B4192 at Liddington, a village famous for the nearby Iron Age castle which flanks the ancient Ridgeway track. The Village Inn is the kind of pub that provides a pleasant surprise for thirsty walkers and cyclists exploring the attractive local countryside, and drivers who discover when passing through. But others will tell you such things should not be left to chance.
The Village Inn is one of those pubs that is just waiting to be found.