Standing like a gatekeeper to the picturesque village of Filkins, the Five Alls Inn, a large bed-and-breakfast and pub was opened in September 2012 by successful hoteliers Sebastian and Lana Snow. Having previously run The Swan in the neighbouring village of Southrop for four years, they bought The Five Alls and redecorated it in rakish, ‘country pub’ style with pine furniture and beams, slate floors and graceful rugs.
   The interior is expansive: there are two dining rooms, one characteristically country pub, with wooden tables and soft bar stools, the other more formal, decorated with attractive postage stamp wallpaper, dark wooden floorboards, and chandeliers. There is also a bar, popular with the locals at weekends, and an ‘Alpine’ sitting area, with a warming log fire and comfy sofas.
   The food is tasty pub grub with a sophisticated twist: tuna sashimi might be followed by game pie and finished with tradition apple, blackberry and almond crumble.
   The four bedrooms are attractively decorated, though not as colourful as downstairs, with nice details in the furnishings. They’ve maximized space by doing away with bulky wardrobes and replacing them with a row of pretty, and equally useful, hooks.
   The bathrooms are modest and modern.