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The Lamb Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here the day after our wedding at the sister hotel (the Bay Tree) as we wanted to extend our stay but due to another wedding at the Bay Tree we weren’t able to stay an extra night there. The staff were excellent, as were those at the Bay Tree. The hotel group seem to instill an excellent sense of pride in their work with their staff. When we arrived, we had early check in arranged and our wedding flowers and cake were taken down to the cellar to keep cool. We then enjoyed the rooms and gardens before an excellent three course meal in the restaurant with delicious food and great service. We would highly recommend for a relaxed and special/celebratory getaway. Thanks to all of the staff.

Arrived at 11.30 on the dot and were told that brunch couldn’t be ordered as it had just ended. That didn’t go down too well but the lady said we could order something from the all day menu a bit earlier even though that was due to start at 12. That was until one if the waiters came over to our table and asked us what we wanted and we said we wanted something like a sandwich (bacon sandwich would have been ideal) it wanted it now rather than after 12. We were met with a stern and pompous no no. I explained what was promised and he said he’d do his best, however after we both ordered coffees and a bacon panini each after 45 minutes what arrived just wasn’t worth the wait. I’m assuming the cold pale looking bacon was left over from the breakfast menu - if it wasn’t then it certainly looked it. We were hungry so we ate it and left as soon as we could. The bill was just under £29 and I wouldn’t recommend the place. The miserable waited who served us was enough to deter me from going back and if that was his intention then great you succeeded matey. My advice get out of the hospitality business and go and find a job where you don’t need to interact with the public.

Recently stayed at The Lamb Inn for 1 night to play at The Wychwood Golf Club (very nice and enjoyable course). The location is fantastic in such a beatiful area of The Cotswolds. Service was excellent from start to finish. Our room was very nice, as are all of the facilities including the bar, restaurant and garden. Really lovely atmosphere here and very friendly staff. Food was incredible!!!... We had a superb 3 course meal in the evening with a delicious Malbec that was very good value for money. Breakfast was also great in the morning. I will definitely be back with friends and also want to take my family there at some point too as the cottages in the garden looked beautiful. I would very highly recommend this place to anyone.

Although it’s now part of a regional hotel group, the Lamb Inn still provides a sense of individual care and of committed hospitality, largely thanks to the warm and expert staff. On my my recent stay, I had one of the larger rooms and it was delightful: rustic elegant, super comfortable bed, sweet views over the slate roofs of the inn. Dinner in the tavern (as opposed to the more formal dining room) was tasty and unpretentious, with attentive service. Breakfast was a big cut above the usual country inn fare, with some good ‘urban’ menu options. There are many wonderful inns and pubs with rooms in the Cotswolds; this one remains a favorite both for its many charms and for walkable Burford.

Lovely Lamb Inn Friendly service Sadly the vegan meal choice was tasteless Stuffed cabbage with watery mushrooms and lentils- there was nothing remotely enjoyable about it I felt it was a lazy mush mash approach Generally vegetarian and especially vegan choice very limited which would prevent another visit

A wonderfully quaint hotel, reception staff were wonderful and extremely helpful. The dinner was excellent and well served. The room was small but comfortable. Breakfast was varied and adequate. Parking an issue.

We popped in twice in a week, once for a light lunch and once for a drink where we were going to book for dinner as well. Service was slow, unattentive and lacking passion. We asked a couple of questions and the guy who appeared to be in charge answered whilst looking around elsewhere. We were then shocked to find 10% service charge added to the bill for two drinks and there was no mention of this hidden charge in the drinks list. If they had not already charged for service then it would not be £6- £7 for a glass of wine which costs £6 a bottle!

This is a lovely hotel full of charm and character. Flagstone floors log fires and fantastic woodwork. The fabric of the building has not changed in 30 years. We had the same room as we did 30 years ago ( Shepherd ) beautiful. Only real change was an updated bathroom with walk in shower. Four poster bed still there. Of course it has been redecorated over the past 30 years. The dinning room is now more contemporary but fits in well with the rest of the hotel. There is a pleasant bar and a number of sitting rooms exposing all the historical charm. Staff are welcoming and efficient. Look out for Aoibhinn ( pronounced Ayveen ) she is a bubbly breath of fresh air. Food was of good quality with prompt service. Excellent breakfast. The gardens are wonderful with waiter service even there So sit back enjoy the gardens and let the food and drink come to you. What more can I say other than this hotel is well worth a visit.

Family break and the team made us very welcome and always made sure we were looked after. Food was lovely and good value for money. Went back in the evening for a parents drink and equally lovely on Saturday night. Highly recommend

We booked at the last minute for a 5 day break and had to change room after three days. The Inn is really quaint and characterful with some original 15th Century floors and an original window on to Priory Street. The age of the Inn means that whilst there is character in abundance the rooms are not of an even size and the floorboards/adjoining staircase creak, which doesn't help if you are a light sleeper with noisy neighbours. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the food at breakfast and in the evening in both bar and restaurant is excellent. If the weather is nice you have access to a beautifully maintained and extensive courtyard garden to the rear of the Inn. Our initial room (called "Malt") was spacious and upstairs with a large bathroom and plenty of room to "unwind". Our second room (called "Garnes") was underneath the first room and whilst a decent size has a small bathroom with a walk in shower and insufficient room to lay out/dry towels. I gather that this is the most easily accessible room for disabled guests. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return!

Sheep Street Burford England

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Tolsey Museum, The Lamb Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of Cotswold Wildlife Park. This 17-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Guests can enjoy an LCD TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free bottled water, and a safe.

Property features

The Lamb Inn features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. You can put free offsite parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, a fireplace in the lobby, and a garden.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Four Poster)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 879 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.