There's been an inn on this site since the late 18th century although this thatched example, with real ales, flagstone floors, heavy beams and open fires has recently been thoroughly refurbished.
On the food front you'll find traditional dishes such as Fish Pie'; 'Fish & Chips' and 'Sausages with Mash & Onion Gravy' mixing with an à la carte menu of more modern dishes.
An early summer version listed 'Smoked Mackerel Rillettes en Croûtes, with Crispy Pancetta'; 'Crispy Duck Leg, Carrot & Cardamom Purée'; 'Black Pudding, Mustard Mash & Poached Egg' and 'Parfait of Foie Gras, Fig & Date Chutney with Toasted Sour Dough' among the starters.
'Chicken & Wild Mushroom Ballotine, Pomme Ana & Sweet Prune Jus'; 'Baked Crab-Crusted Cod with Poached Salsify & New Season Garlic'; Lancashire Hot Pot with Pickled Red Cabbage'; Pan-Fried Turbot with a New Potato Salad' and 'Pumpkin & Cashew Nut Risotto with a Parmesan Crisp' listed among the mains.
Those with a sweet tooth should be tempted by 'Warm Chocolate Brownie with Pistachio Ice Cream'; 'Manchester Tart with Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream' or 'Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce & Cinnamon Ice Cream'.
If you plan ahead, you could stay the night in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00; mains £9.50 to £16.00
- Dinner: all week 18.00-21.00; mains £9.50 to £16.00
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen list kicks off at £11.85
- Nearest station: Oxford Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available