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Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 20 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The French Horn.
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Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and costs GBP 15 per 24 hours.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Air conditioning, Designated smoking area
14:00 - 22:30 hours
07:00 - 11:30 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 10 per person per night for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 20 reviews
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Score from 367 reviews Good
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Score from 235 reviews Very good
Nestled in the Chiltern Hills, just north of the River Thames as it winds through Buckinghamshire, The Stag and Huntsman is situated in the picturesque village of Hambleden.
Score from 157 reviews Fabulous
With a superb central location, 2 minutes' walk from Reading Railway Station and the pubs on Friar Street, the hotel offers clean, comfortable rooms with air cooling.
Score from 971 reviews Very good
Great staff who were attentive, but not in your face. Fabulous cottage all to myself and breakfast brought to me in the morning. The food was first class both for dinner in the dining room and breakfast in the cottage. Nothing was too much effort for any of the staff.
The warm and efficient welcome, the lovely bedroom - a little dated, but spotlessly clean and well maintained - the view of the river and the tea and cakes delivered to us. Breakfast was delicious and our celebratory family lunch unforgettable; wonderful food, outstanding (in its true meaning) service, the relaxed atmosphere and the reassurance from the management that we had all the time in the World - we were still at our table four hours after we arrived without the slightest hint from the staff that we should be moving out. A wonderful stay - thank you.
The restaurant was amazing, with a really superb maitre'd. A very special place with outstanding food and wine.
The rooms are dated, but this is reflected in the price. They are clean, comfortable and perfectly adequate and I quite liked the fact that the French Horn has not been gentrified to a standard format. You wouldn't come here for the rooms, but I doubt anyone would regret dining here.
Restaurant is very good. Fantastic fire in the bar.
Bed was the worst in years of travel. A total disgrace. God knows how many years it has been there. It shouldn't be anywhere.
We visited the French Horn last weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was perfect once again. This is the fifth or sixth visit we have made over the last few years!
Near walking path along river. Beautiful setting and grounds.
Busy road out front.
Restaurant food and ambience Excellent beautiful setting was not Disappointed
Had attic room which was very close to extremely busy road At peak times water took long time to get hot for bath or shower probably due to position of room
Crossing the road from the cottages to the main hotel
The staff were very good and welcoming. we did not eat but had comfortable evening by the fire and spitroast! Lovely modern bathroom.
we thought that the decor was now outdated for bedrooms and downstairs. The reception area certainly needed updating.
unchangeing "My wife and I stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon 47 years ago. It really has not changed much in all those years. This is both compliment and criticism. We were convinced that we stayed in the same room and, as far as we could remember, it looked almost exactly the same. It did look tired and badly needed a repaint and refurnishing. The bar was cluttered with lots of copper and brass. The atmosphere, in spite of a magnificent roaring fire, was fusty rather than the old fashioned warmth that was doubtless intended. We were asked whether we would like breakfast in our room or downstairs with the other guests and we had to select our choice of food and our time of eating. I can see that this was a great help for the catering staff but we thought it something of an imposition to guess what we would want in advance. Those are the down points.
The dinner was truly memorable. We chose from the set menu which was very reasonably priced for such a posh establishment. The staff were outstanding and almost managed to brighten up the somewhat gloomy atmosphere created by the decor. The house claret was not cheap but delicious. We had breakfast in the bar all alone and a dull November morning did nothing to cheer it up! We only stayed one night, a Tuesday and it was very quiet, which never helps to create good cheer but it really does need brightening up. Then it would return to its old magnificence. Incidentally in 1966 dinner bed and breakfast cost £24 and it was very expensive!"
Toilet in room not clean
The grounds were stunning, staff very helpful, food excellent.
The bedrooms were in need of an upgrade. Too basic in level of comfort.
Having never been to the French Horn before I did not know what to expect and throughout my 3 nights, there were never a time where the staff were not amazing, the service not outstanding and the quality of comfort low. After a day, I could see the staff knew my needs/likes and would cater for them without question. Returning to ones room at night to have the curtains drawn, heating in the bedroom on and all set for relaxing was amazing. The food for all meals was wonderful and the wine selection vast. The setting was beautiful and the hotel lobby and rooms has a calming, relaxing feel. There will never be regrets when booking at this hotel. Highly recommended.
This was not a huge issue, but without a car, this hotel is only accessible via a taxi as it is far from the city centre. But, the hotel organised a local taxi company for the daily trips, great rate, and lovely chats on the trip.
Riverside setting. Restaurant food and service. Room layout (with seating area and breakfast table).
Expensive Internet connection - use your own if possible.
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