The two small gardens of this traditional village pub are often populated by the village cricket team on summer weekends, refreshing themselves with pints of beautifully conditioned ales. The pub dates from the 15th century so there's a cosy interior divided into four areas, warmed by log fires in winter. Food from local suppliers is turned into a menu of reasonably-priced home-made favourites. A typical three-course selection could comprise field mushrooms on toast with garlic butter; pan-fried sea bass with ratatouille and basil; and a Hinton crumble or chocolate brownie.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 4–11 Friday to Saturday 12–11 Sunday 12–10.30
Lunch: Friday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–4
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5–9
Food and drink
Real ales available: Hook Norton Hooky Bitter, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Tring Side Pocket for a Toad
Real ciders: Symonds
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A422 between Banbury and Brackley follow Hinton-in-the-Hedges signs.