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The Lamb Inn

Sheep Street, BURFORD, OX18 4LR

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Despite its humble beginnings as a row of weavers' cottages, The Lamb, just off Burford's historic main street, has plenty of charm and character, and its wisteria covered Cotswold stone walls make a pretty first impression. Once over the threshold, any thoughts of humble weavers disappear in a set of stylishly furnished public rooms, warmed by log fires in the cooler months, with an abundance of original features to ensure a sense of place. The characterful bar with stone-flagged floor is a welcoming spot, but the main dining goes on in the smart restaurant overlooking the garden and courtyard, where the country-chic decor fashions a gently contemporary setting. The skilful team in the kitchen deliver complex modern British constructions via a fixed-price carte and tasting menu. Start with a terrine of guinea fowl and ham hock, an attractive plate with texture and flavour to the fore, followed perhaps by pan-fried halibut - fresh as a daisy - with razor clams and a brace of purées, or duck breast with chicory jam and quince purée. Among desserts, 'apples' is another good-looking plate with pannacotta the starring element, or go for 'chocolate and orange' with its pistachio and dark chocolate brownie, kumquat jam and blood orange sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01993 823155
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Peter Galeski
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.

 

Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £25.00
3 Course lunch from: £29.50
2 Course dinner from: £39.00
3 Course dinner from: £45.00
Sunday lunch: £23.00-£27.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
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Directions

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Exit A40 into Burford, down hill, take 1st left into Sheep St, hotel last on right
Nearest station: Charlbury

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