GREAT TEW, Chipping Norton, OX7 4DB
Named after Lucius Carey, 2nd Viscount Falkland, who inherited the manor of Great Tew in 1629, this venerable creeper-clad inn (now in new hands), at the end of a charming row of Cotswold-stone cottages, is a classic. Its wooden floors, exposed beams, high-backed settles, low stools and an inglenook fireplace characterise the intimate bar; a huge collection of beer and cider mugs and jugs hangs from the ceiling. Wadworth ales vary from the well-known such as 6X, to various seasonals from the brewery's Victorian Brew House and Beer Kitchen. The menu mixes modern with traditional, but attention to the provenance of ingredients is an overriding factor here. Small plates include faggots, mashed potatoes with onion gravy. The butcher's board presents pork pie, chicken liver pâté, honey-roast ham, Scotch egg, chutney and rustic bread. Expect to find poached salmon or pan-seared chicken breast among the main courses. Finish with bread and butter pudding or a seasonal fruit crumble.
Tel: 01608 683653
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6X, Henry's Original IPA & Horizon, guest ales
All day all week
Coach parties catered.