Our HistoryWickham is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Meon Valley
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 distinguised 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
Excellent value for money. So friendly.
Dan - Review from Booking.com
Full of character and beautifully decorated and furnished. Dinner and breakfast absolutely delicious!
Cezza90 - Review from TripAdvisor.com
Dale - Review from Booking.com
One of the best!
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 Molten 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