What was built as a farmhouse, built in the early 18th century, is now a excellent 'local' and magnet for foodies living in the countryside around. Expect real ales, old wooden floors, comfortable leather chairs, exposed stone walls and inglenook fireplaces.
On the food front, you can eat in the bar, the terraced garden or the slightly more formal dining room/restaurant. Lunch brings everything from freshly-cut sandwiches to dishes such as 'Smoked Haddock Kedgeree with a Poached Egg' and 'Lasagne & Salad with Garlic Bread'.
While an à la carte menu lists starters such as 'Cornish Lobster Thermidor Tartlet with Lambs Lettuce & Lemon Mustard Dressing'; 'Chicken Liver & Smoked Bacon Paté with Walnut Bread & Pecan Nut Praline' and 'Morel Mushroom Ravioli with Chicken & Vegetable Consommé' among the starters.
'Roast Rack of Lamb with Savoy Cabbage, Baby Carrots, Parsley Pesto Purée & Lamb Jus'; 'Roasted Monkfish with Baby Vegetables, Saffron Vinaigrette & Parma Ham Crisp' and 'Beef en Croûte with Chunky Chips, Seasonal Vegetables & Bordelaise Sauce' listed among the mains.
Desserts are a mixture of the traditional and the more modern dishes, such as 'Chocolate & Chili Tart'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.00; mains £7.25 to £8.95
- Dinner: Tues-Thurs, Fri-Sat 18.30-21.30; 18.30-21.00; mains £13.50 to £18.50
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Kingham Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon
- Outside eating
- Rooms available