We are absolutely thrilled that Greyhounds of Sheep Street, Burford will be the hosts for our book launch on Friday 23rd September at 6.30pm.
The Six Who Came To Dinner by Anne Youngson
More Info & Tickets £12 from www.burfordlitfest.co.uk
Join us for book chat and refreshments
Get you copy of Anne's new book pre-publication date!
Those of you who came to Burford Lit Fest 21 will remember events held in the Drawing Room at Greyhounds, and it remains one of our most sublime and favourite venues. For those of you who have yet to experience the joy that is Greyhounds read on...
Greyhounds stands just off the High Street in Burford on the north side of beautiful, quiet Sheep Street, noted for its handsome ancient houses. Originally built for a wool merchant in the 15th century, it was later to become an inn and then a Temperence Hotel. In 1908 it was restored as a home and was acquired by the present owners in 1999.
The Countryman magazine was published here from 1949 until 2003 and was the creation of J.W.Robertson Scott. A blue plaque commemorating his achievements is located to the front of the building.
Sheep Street was once the main route from London to Cirencester and is so named because of the sheep markets which took place here. The stone townhouses which line both sides of the tree lined street were built between the 15th and 18th centuries and bear timbered overhangs, Tudor archways, mullioned windows and uneven roofs with moss and lichen encrusted tiles. Several were originally inns and some remain as popular hotels today.
If you are planning to make a weekend of it at Burford Lit Fest then a stay at Greyhounds will make your weekend complete with its fine rooms and fabulous hospitality.
Come for the books, stay for the weekend.