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Macdonald Bear Hotel

Park Street, WOODSTOCK, Oxford, OX20 1SZ

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This former coaching inn has its origins in the Middle Ages, although the kitchen clearly has its fingers on the pulse of today's tastes. Plump, lightly caramelised scallops are offset by buttery chorizo salsa and charred leeks, to be followed perhaps by seared loin of Highland venison with figs, celeriac, smoked Jerusalem artichoke and port jus. Fish gets a decent airing among main courses: for instance, accurately timed pan-seared fillet of wild brill accompanied by baby squid, sweetcorn and creamed potato. The kitchen's attention to detail extends to canapés, and puddings can be a visual delight: deeply flavoured dark chocolate tart, say, with cherry salsa and noteworthy pistachio ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01993 811124
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern, Traditional British
Chef: Paul Bell
Number of seats: 65
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £22.50
3 Course lunch from: £28.50
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £15.00
Sunday lunch: £23.50-£29.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M40 junct 9 follow signs for Oxford & Blenheim Palace. A44 to town centre, hotel on left
Nearest station: Oxford

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