This old pub/restaurant, with its flagstone floors and exposed beams, is still very much the village local. The food offered is carefully sourced, their fish coming from Newlyn and most of their other produce coming from within five miles. While the food menu changes with the seasons, expect the likes of Sole Cannelloni with a Crab Stuffing and Mussel Stew; Deep-Fried Goats Cheese with Toasted Pepper Salad and Pan-Fried Foie Gras with Red Onion Marmalade and Toasted Brioche among the starters.
Perhaps Wild Sea Bass in Pastry with Girolles in Chardonnay and Tomato Butter Sauce; Breast of Duck with Chorizo, Rosti and a Port Sauce and Roast Rack of Lamb with a Herb Crust and Minted Pea Risotto among the mains.
If you have room, perhaps try Assiette of Three Chocolates with Raspberry Ripple; Feuillette of Peaches in Rum with Raisin Ice Cream or some of their farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; set L Mon-Sat from £14.50 (2 courses), set L Sun £23.50 (3 courses); mains about £16 to £24. A Bar Menu is also offered.
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00 (Fri & Sat 22.00); mains about £16 to £24. A Bar Menu is also offered.
- Seats: 40, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Didcot Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check for Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available