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County - Wiltshire | Map
Tel code: 01672 | code search
Postcode: SN8 | code search
Population: 370
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Pelican Inn
"I came to The pelican Inn whilst attending a funeral the reception i received from the staff was very welcoming, my room whilst the towel rail was broken was clean ..." More

Pelican Inn
"Good Points: Friendly staff, clean , spacious room. Excelent breakfast General review: Excellent night's stay

Date visited: 2009-10-07 ..." More

Pelican Inn
"Good Points: We have eaten at the Pelican before and relished the idea of being able to stay over. We met some frieds there - just for dinner - who ..." More

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The village of Froxfield lies close the the River Dun and is set on either side of the old Great West Road, now the A4. This ancient hamlet is most notable for the magnificent red brick almshouses arranged in a quadrangle around an open courtyard, known as the Somerset Hospital. They were founded by the widow of the fourth Duke of Somerset in 1686 for thirty widows of clergy and twenty widows of laymen, according to records of the time. The village flourished when the Kennet and Avon Canal was cut through the valley in 1810. Just a few decades later the Great Western railway made it three main transport arteries passing through the valley just south of the village. The canal was used to carry materials to the wharf at Froxfield that were to be used in the construction of the railway line which eventually led to the demise of the waterways. After years of decline the canal was restored in the 1970s. Visitors arriving by boat can take the two minute walk north from the wharf to the Pelican Inn. Thatched and timber framed buildings still stand in Froxfield, most of which was designated a conservation are in 1993.

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Pelican Inn (0.06 miles)

Pelican Inn

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The Pelican Inn offers the best in refreshment, food and accommodation in the county. With its stunning Oak bar, serving a wide range of refreshments to the restaurant where you can eat ... More

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Littlecote House Hotel (0.79 miles)

Littlecote House Hotel
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Littlecote House Hotel is a superb Grade I listed Tudor mansion in Berkshire. Love, murder, scandal & romance. The history ... More | visit website
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Alderborne House (2.10 miles)

Alderborne House

Alderbourne House is the family home of Colin & Pat Honeybone. A modern detached family house situated on the southern edge of the town in a quiet location and backing on to open countryside. A ... More | visit website

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Images House (2.34 miles)

Images House
Images is a well appointed modern property with a very friendly welcome from Jenny & Terry.

We have close links to County Events Activity Centre offering Off Road 4x4, Clay Shooting, Quad Biking, Archery & ... More | visit website
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Three Swans Hotel (2.45 miles)

Three Swans Hotel

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A charming and historic coaching inn, situated in the beautiful Kennet Valley yet easy to reach, just 3 miles from junction 14 of the M4 and with excellent rail links. ... More

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Bear Hotel (2.56 miles)

Bear Hotel

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A 13th century Coaching Inn with a modern twist, that has been refurbished to bring it into the 21st century providing all the latest in mod-cons! Including plasma tvs,with 12 ... More | visit website

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Westcourt Farm (3.54 miles)

Westcourt Farm
We are in East Wiltshire and also close to Berkshire in the attractive village of SHALBOURNE. Hungerford and the M4 Motorway junction 14 are 3/5 miles away and we are 9 miles from Marlborough, Newbury ... More | visit website
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Crofton Lodge (4.04 miles)

Crofton Lodge

Set in beautiful countryside, Crofton Lodge Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious and welcoming family home with large gardens in a quiet hamlet next to the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal, Crofton Beam Engines and Savernake Forest. Close ... More | visit website

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The Swan Inn (4.40 miles)

The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn at Inkpen is a perfect venue for an evening meal, a conference, a weekend exploring the Berkshire countryside, or a longer stay. The tastefully extended 17th-century village inn has 10 en suite bedrooms, ... More | visit website

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Days Inn Membury - M4 (5.03 miles)

Days Inn Membury - M4
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. At the delightful Membury Days Inn we offer guests smart, comfortable, quiet and spacious bedrooms. Rooms are modern and contemporary, all are en-suite with a bath and shower ... More | visit website

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