The Inn With The Well

The Inn With The WellThis charming family-run inn has an attractive and tranquil setting in the midst of the rolling Marlborough Downs, with great access to the region’s major road network. The Inn With The Well gets its name from the original well set in the restaurant floor. Bulletproof glass has been used to provide a safe cover for the well, allowing you to stand on top and look down the 30-metre shaft of this impressive original feature. Originally established in 1647, this traditional coaching inn is situated on the Ridgeway path, Europe’s oldest highway. Today, the inn still has a convenient location, with good access to the area’s main roads. The inn is just off the A346, only 5 minutes from junction 15 of the M4 motorway. All of the comfortable, purpose-built, en suite accommodation is housed in a quiet annex, separate from the main inn.
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Four of the rooms are at ground-floor level and 2 have full access for disabled guests, wheelchair-users and those with mobility problems.

Hotel details

Megan and Mike Shaw have been at The Inn With The Well (formerly The Old Crown) since 1991. They warmly welcome you to their tranquil retreat with no pool tables, jukeboxes or gaming machines. The village inn is known for its good food, Real Ales, wine and high-quality accommodation. The inn is closed on Sunday evenings, but the rooms are open.

General information

Size : 6 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 16:00 to 23:00
Check-out :  to 10:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Darts
  • Hiking
  • Cycling


  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

The inn has a cosy bar, as well as the restaurant. As a traditional inn, The Inn With The Well prides itself not only on its food and accommodation, but also on its selection of beers and real ales. 6X (made in nearby Devizes) and guest beers are always poured straight from the barrels stored in the cooled cellar. Guest beers are sourced from local microbreweries or nearby regional brewers. There is also a carefully selected limited wine list, supplemented by 6 to 10 guest wines at any one time. The restaurant’s most striking feature is the 30-metre well, which is covered over with bulletproof glass. Its other charms include traditional, crisp starched linen tablecloths (an all-too-rare sight in restaurants in modern times), as well as paintings of the area by the local artist Earnest Evans, which are available for sale. The restaurant hosts gourmet evenings most months, on Saturday. A large table is set up and everyone takes a place. Food is served and consists of tapas-sized portions of starters and main courses, followed by sweets and coffee. The restaurant is very popular for Sunday lunch and also offers a popular bistro evening on Friday evenings with a fixed-price 3-course menu. The regular menu has evolved over a number of years and is split in to 2 main sections, the bar menu and the main menu. The bar menu offers all the old favourites, including ham, egg & chips, as well as a selection of ploughman's meals and sandwiches. The main menu caters for the more adventurous diner, with a selection of delicious meals. The menus are supplemented by a small selection of specials, which can be found on a board by the entrance to the bar and which change on a regular basis.


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


Malborough Road, Ogbourne St. George
SN8 1SQ Marlborough


Area information

The inn’s convenient location and great access to the region’s major road network makes it a great base for those looking for leisure breaks in the Cotswolds and the south-west of England. The inn is within very easy reach of many famous attractions covering a wide range of interests including ancient sites, historic cities and even crop circles. Nearby Avebury is the site of possibly the most important pre-historic stone circle in Britain. You could also visit Bowood Estate, which has something for all the family, from the 18th century house, the gardens and the adventure playground to the golf and country club. Corsham Court is also nearby. Based on an Elizabethan house dating from 1582, Corsham Court has been the home of the Methuen family since 1745. Silbury Hill is probably the most mysterious Neolithic site in Europe and is also within easy reach, as is Stonehenge, the world-famous stone circle where building first started over 5,000 years ago. There is also plenty to see and do in the area, from fishing and country walking to golf, and there are 2 golf courses within a 5-minute drive. The inn is also an excellent base for those visiting the area on business, with easy access to major transport links and the major towns and cities in the south of England. Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Reading are all within reach.

Travel information

By Car (from the M4 motorway): - Leave the M4 motorway at junction 15, following the A346 towards Marlborough. The inn is just off the A346, just 5 minutes from the junction.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 4 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 5.75 per night per person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy