Well-supported village local and destination food pub
At a glance
Open all year
A traditional Cotswold-stone inn dating back to the 17th century, whose two rooms retain their original beams and are warmed by a wood-burner and an open log fire. In the bar, Hook Norton Old Hooky might well partner Young’s Bitter and Ashton Press cider. As their pedigrees might lead you to expect, chef-landlord Martin Coldicott, who trained at London’s Connaught Hotel, and head chef Mike Evans, prepare above average, but simply presented food, typically pressed lamb shoulder with greens, carrot and mash; steak, ale and mushroom pie; or aubergine parmigiana baked with mozzarella. Bread and butter pudding or sticky toffee pudding for afters. You may eat and drink in the garden if the weather’s nice. Children are permitted at lunch.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 11.30–3 6–10 (Saturday 11.30–10 Sunday and bank holidays 11.30–9)
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2, Saturday to Sunday and bank holidays 12–2.45
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 7–9, Sunday 7–8 (check in advance)
Food and drink
Real ales available: Butcombe, Hook Norton Old Hooky, Loose Cannon, Young's Bitter, Cotswold Lion
Real ciders: Ashton Press, Westons Wyld Wood Organic
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A40 at Burford take A361 towards Lechlade on Thames. Right, follow Shilton signs on left. Or from A40 east of Burford take B4020 towards Carterton.