This 18th-century redbrick pub is set on a quiet road in the heart of a small village close to the Uffington White Horse and is a popular draw for locals and visitors.
Leading Oxfordshire chef, Martin Sherriff, produces locally-sourced menus that change with the seasons – whether you go for duck breast, duck fat hash brown, Shropshire Blue custard, blueberry ketchup, red cabbage or Twice-baked Leonard Stanley Gloucestershire cheddar soufflé with smoked haddock chowder, this is cooking of a high order and has won awards. Two-course ‘Midweek Fix’ menus on Wednesdays are a steal as is the weekday Lunch for Less.
Pick up a map from the bar for walks, there are fantastic horse-riding and mountain biking routes too. Return for a pint in the back garden or inside next to the fire, and retire upstairs to bedrooms with simple country antiques. Breakfast is a treat – fresh-baked pastries, yogurt with fruit compote, Full English, eggs Benedict.