Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, behind Marble Arch Underground station, is The Grazing Goat, a charming pub-come-hotel. Boasting a country-style interior of wooden walls and quaint log fires, the hotel has a Nordic feel, while taxidermy on the walls certainly provides personality.
There are eight hotel rooms to stay in, we enjoyed the superior room on the top floor, although a bit of exercise is required to climb those stairs to the sixth floor as there isn’t a lift. There are numerous objects and pieces of furniture that catch the eye in the rooms. A balance of the quirky and the stylish, from the miniature Alice in Wonderland-type chair in the corner to a high-end Bang & Olufsen telephone on a side-table. The high double-bed was comfortable and cosy and perfect for couples, while you can look forward to a delicious morning coffee from the cute little cafetiere in each room.
One of the most attractive features in the hotel room though, is the huge Victorian bath that stands proudly on well-crafted vintage legs. After a day spent in the city it’s the ideal luxury to come back to, to allow tired muscles to soak and relax.
The dining area/public house has a really great vibe. The staff are smiley, super friendly and very engaging and there’s an impressive selection of cocktails to try; go for the Scottish Mojito and the Grazing Zombie. The gastro-style menu is equally impressive with some really mouth-watering dishes. The restaurant may lean towards the pricey side a little but the food is worth it. Breakfast, too, is delicious. A hearty, wonderfully-cooked Full English by the fire is a really delightful way to start any day.
The Grazing Goat has it all: charm, character, style, eccentricity and taste. It’s a lovely choice for those looking for a stay in an old-school inn with a modern-day look.
For reservations and more, please visit: www.thegrazinggoat.co.uk
The Grazing Goat, 6 New Quebec Street, London, W1H 7RQ