Good Pub Guide Oxfordshire
Rather smart old pub with handsome oak yard spaces, antiques-filled pubs, local beers and contemporary meals; bed rooms
Our readers definitely enjoy their visits to the civilised and particularly well-run inn, with a few calling it delightful'. It really is had by the Devonshire home and there are numerous interesting Mitford household pictures blown-up on wall space. The tiny club has quick antique furnishings, settles and benches, an open fire and (in an alcove) a stuffed swan; residents fall in right here for a pint and a chat. A tiny living area leads off from the club off to the right associated with the entry, and there are also two yard areas with high-backed beige and green dining seats around pale wood tables and views over the garden and orchard. Hook Norton Hooky Bitter and several changing guests such as for instance Butcombe Bitter and Flying Monk Elmers on handpump, ten wines by the cup and Weston's natural cider; vocals. The elegant bed rooms come in a smartly converted stone barn beside the club, with five near the river. An excellent time to visit is when the wisteria is in flower as well as the 400-year-old rock club seems even prettier; chairs and circular picnic-sets make the best of its position by a bridge across River Windrush. The Kings Head in Bledington (Gloucestershire) is run because of the same high grade licensees.
Bar meals times: 12 - 2, 7 - 9; 12 - 2.30, 6.30 - 9.30 Fri, Sat; 12 - 3, 6.30 - 8.30 sunlight
Exceptional meals utilizing the most useful regular produce includes sandwiches, home-cured bresaola with coconut oil and parmesan, chicken liver parfait with onion marmalade, saffron risotto with sunblush tomatoes, grilled chorizo, sweetcorn pancake, tomatoes and a fried egg, corn-fed chicken white meat with artichoke, olives, tomato and walnut pesto, shredded venison confit with haricot blanc, key onions, thyme and black colored pudding, fried herring roes, bacon, parsley and capers on toast with thin potato chips, and puddings.
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