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The Old House Hotel

Our History

Wickham is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Meon Valley

Local History

The History Of The Hotel

The Old House was built about 1690 for Roger Clare, a carrier, with a new facade added in 1715. In 1795 it was sold to Joseph Good, an Excise Officer. It predates the neighbouring Wickham House, also Georgian fronted, by about 50 years, and both are in marked contrast to the lower and generally older two storey buildings that occur further down The Square to the South.

It is distinguished by the rounded pediment of the door arch. The flush window surrounds are typical of the date, prior to recessed windows being introduced to help control the spread of fire between floors.

The stabling for 30 to 40 horses was pulled down about a hundred years ago. The house once belonged to Baxters, the brewer. It is said he once had to flee in the night when incensed villagers threatened to burn the house down. (for reasons unknown – watering down the beer perhaps?). The house was converted to a hotel and restaurant in 1970.

Picture above taken around 1915

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Excellent value for money. So friendly.

Great staff--really friendly. Got at free upgrade, which was much appreciated. Very nice room-spacious and well laid out. Will DEFINITELY be staying again.

Dan - Review from Booking.com

The Old House Hotel in Wickham Reviews
5.0
2019-06-14T08:00:27+00:00

Dan - Review from Booking.com

Great staff--really friendly. Got at free upgrade, which was much appreciated. Very nice room-spacious and well laid out. Will DEFINITELY be staying again.

OUTSTANDING!!

We have just returned from a 1 night stay at this wonderful hotel wishing we’d booked for 2 nights!!
Full of character and beautifully decorated and furnished. Dinner and breakfast absolutely delicious!

Cezza90 - Review from TripAdvisor.com

The Old House Hotel in Wickham Reviews
5.0
2019-06-14T08:20:40+00:00

Cezza90 - Review from TripAdvisor.com

We have just returned from a 1 night stay at this wonderful hotel wishing we’d booked for 2 nights!! Full of character and beautifully decorated and furnished. Dinner and breakfast absolutely delicious!

Exceptional

We didn't expect the quality to be so high due to the price. Could not fault the room and the breakfast was excellent. Will be returning sometime soon.

Dale - Review from Booking.com

The Old House Hotel in Wickham Reviews
5.0
2019-06-14T08:01:44+00:00

Dale - Review from Booking.com

We didn't expect the quality to be so high due to the price. Could not fault the room and the breakfast was excellent. Will be returning sometime soon.

One of the best!

We visit Wickham quite often but have not stayed for years. We stayed at the old house for a night and ate in table 22 on Father’s Day.

From the moment we arrived it was obvious that it was we had come across a gem. The chap who checked us in, Ash was incredibly accommodating, as were his staff who’s names I missed. The room was stunning, furnishings were of the highest standard and all new. There were Molton Brown toiletries and a coffee maker. We had booked in for afternoon tea on Father’s Day and oh my god! It was without a doubt the best I have ever had-and I have had a few!! It was simply stunning, everything looked homemade and was so tasty. We will be back!

James - Review from Tripadvisor.com

The Old House Hotel in Wickham Reviews
2019-06-20T09:28:51+00:00

James - Review from Tripadvisor.com

We visit Wickham quite often but have not stayed for years. We stayed at the old house for a night and ate in table 22 on Father’s Day. From the moment we arrived it was obvious that it was we had come across a gem. The chap who checked us in, Ash was incredibly accommodating, as were his staff who’s names I missed. The room was stunning, furnishings were of the highest standard and all new. There were Molton Brown toiletries and a coffee maker. We had booked in for afternoon tea on Father’s Day and oh my god! It was without a doubt the best I have ever had-and I have had a few!! It was simply stunning, everything looked homemade and was so tasty. We will be back!

Wonderfully Quirky

I have stopped at a few hotels in my time, but this is by far one of the best hotels that I have stayed in. The rooms were very clean and different in a good way. The food at the hotel was fantastic, the staff were warm, friendly and very helpful. Parking is limited, however, there is parking available in the square just outside the hotel which is free between 6pm and 9am. If I am ever in the area again, this will be my first choice to stay.

Caroline - Review from Tripadvisor.com

The Old House Hotel in Wickham Reviews
5.0
2019-08-27T11:39:29+00:00

Caroline - Review from Tripadvisor.com

I have stopped at a few hotels in my time, but this is by far one of the best hotels that I have stayed in. The rooms were very clean and different in a good way. The food at the hotel was fantastic, the staff were warm, friendly and very helpful. Parking is limited, however, there is parking available in the square just outside the hotel which is free between 6pm and 9am. If I am ever in the area again, this will be my first choice to stay.
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