The Pheasant Inn, a 450-year-old former drover’s inn in Berkshire, has unveiled a new look after its incoming owner bids to transform the business.
The Pheasant, which overlooks the Berkshire Valley of the Racehorse near Shefford Woodlands, has reopened with 11 bedrooms, a new drinks menu and modern British cooking showcasing the best produce from the local area.
The hotel was taken over in January by Jack Greenall, who then commissioned London-based interior designer Flora Soames to head up the refurbishment project.
Each of the bedrooms now has an individual style with rich colours, striking patterns and luxurious textures.
The new menu consists of British classics, and sources sausages and wild meat from its neighbours Vicars Game, charcuterie from Gloucestershire’s Kelmscott Country Pork and cheeses from Blur’s bassist-turned-gentleman-farmer Alex James.
New landlord Greenall comes from a family of innkeepers and hoteliers, dating back to the 1750s, and trained with one of the fastest growing country pub groups in the south of England before starting his own venture this year.