On the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border, Steve and Suzanne Bush's pub was built in 1831 as housing for estate workers, later becoming the village store and beer and cider house. The far-reaching views from its high terraced garden are magnificent, while inside it’s a combination of exposed beams, flagged floors and smart, contemporary furniture. Beechwood Bitter and Vale Wychert are on tap, alongside Aspall cider. From a British and eastern Mediterranean-influenced menu, a typical meal would be salt and pepper squid, aïoli, lime and coriander, then pan-fried liver, bacon and kidneys, creamed potatoes, cabbage and onion gravy; ending with warm chocolate fondant and honeycomb ice cream. Bar dishes include spaghetti, prawns, tomato, pesto and parmesan; and Thai-spiced cashew nut salad. And if you were wondering about the whimsical name – it recalls two long-gone landlords, 'Moley' and 'Johnny Chick'.
Closed: 25 December
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.30am–11pm (Saturday to Sunday 8am to midnight)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–4
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9.30, Sunday 6–9
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Main course from12
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome
Play area available
M40 junctions 8 or 8a, A418 to Thame. At roundabout left onto B4011 signed Long Crendon and Bicester. In Long Crendon right into Carters Lane signed Dorton and Chilton. At T-junction left into Chilton Road signed Chilton. Approximately 0.75 mile to pub.