Find this good and deservedly-popular gastro-pub set in 3 acres of wooded grounds leading down to the Seacourt Stream.
Although still a local, selling real ales, the reason most customers visit is because of the good food on offer. While the menu's follow the seasons, a late Spring version included 'Grilled Halloumi, Artichoke, Spring Green & Olive Salad, Shallot & Balsamic Dressing'; 'Whole Tiger Prawns, Garlic & Parsley Butter, Milwaukee Rye'; 'Cornish Sardines on Toast, Tomato Salsa, Watercress & Pea Shoot Salad' and 'Caesar Salad, Anchovies, Free-Range Chicken & Bacon' among the starters.
Some, such as the last two, are also offered in main course helpings.
Dishes such as 'Char-grilled 28 day-aged Aberdeen Rump or Sirloin with Chips, Charcutier Sauce or Café de Paris Butter'; 'Free-range Sausage & Mash'; 'Organic Salmon & Spring Onion Fishcake, Mixed Leaves, Lemon Crème Fraiche' and 'Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillet, Marinated Potato, Green Bean, Orange & Almond Salad' typified the mains.
Desserts, such as 'Apple & Cinnamon Bavarois, Apple Crisp'; 'Crème Brulée' and 'Chocolate & Coffee Mousse with Biscotti' might be too tempting to resist.
For those not wanted a fully meal, a Bar Menu offers filled Ciabatta's, Club Sandwiches and the like.
They have won National awards for their Sunday lunches so expect this service to be particularly popular.
In far weather, you can eat in their riverside garden.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-21.30; Express Lunch £7.50; mains about £12 to £24
- Dinner: all week 12.00-21.30; mains about £12 to 24
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list kicks off at around the £15 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Oxford Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Outside eating