• The Thames Head Inn, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, is a stroll from the source with four cosy guestrooms; thamesheadinn.co.uk. • The Plough Inn, Oxfordshire, is a lovely inn next to Kelmscott Manor; theploughinnkelmscott.com. • The Shepherd’s Hut, Newbridge, Oxfordshire, is a snug hut with wood-burner; themaybush.com. • The Head of the River, Oxford, is a fine inn by Folly Bridge; headoftheriveroxford.co.uk. • The Great House at Sonning, Berkshire, is a stylish, recently renovated inn right by the bridge; greathouseatsonning.co.uk.