Find this popular 16th century pub in a pretty 'chocolate box' village setting. With its flagstone floor, real ales multitude of hanging tankards and inglenook fireplace, it's the epitome of the English pub. To reinforce this impression, they have live folk music on Sunday evenings.
On the food front, at lunch time you can eat in the bar, garden or more formal dining room during the evening, just the dining room. On all occasions, you order at the bar, no bookings are taken, and no children under 16 allowed inside.
Lunch brings light dishes, including Filled Baguettes, Sausages & Mash and the likes with the addition of traditional roasts on Sunday.
The evening perhaps starters such as 'Grilled Goats' Cheese Salad with Pesto Croûtons'; 'Pan-fried Flat Cap Mushrooms with Bacon & Garlic on Toast' and 'Thai Spiced Crab Cake Salad with a Sesame & Chili Dressing'.
Perhaps 'Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank with Mash, Rosemary & Garlic'; 'Breast of Chicken with Pan-Fried Bacon & Mushrooms & Oxford Blue Sauce'; 'Poached Fillet of Smoked Haddock with Crushed New Potatoes, Cream, Thyme & Poached Egg' and 'Spinach & Mushroom Risotto with Goats' Cheese' listed among the mains.
If you have a sweet tooth, you might find 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' or 'Lemon & Thyme Crème Brulée with Orange Sorbet' there to tempt you.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; dishes from about £4.00
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-20.00
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Charlbury or Banbury Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun
- Outside eating
- Rooms available