A centuries-old inn that is independent and privately owned, and conveniently sited for Oxford, Bicester Village shopping outlet and Blenheim Palace. The charms of its oak beams and time-worn flagstone floors are complemented by the dining area with an open kitchen featuring an eye-catching wood-burning oven, from which are produced rustic pizzas and other dishes. These, along with burgers and salads, are served in the bar at any time. There are plenty of other dishes to choose from including hot smoked salmon with pickled samphire; and roasted beetroot risotto. Finish passion fruit meringue pie. Should you have a well-behaved dog, he or she will be welcome to join you in the bar or out on the delightful south-facing terrace.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 7am–11pm
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 6–9, Friday to Saturday 6–9.30
Food and drink
Set menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Family room available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From north: exit A34 signed Kidlington, over bridge. At mini roundabout turn right, left to Hampton Poyle (before slip road to rejoin A34). From Kidlington: at roundabout (junction of A4260 and A4165) take Bicester Road (Sainsbury's on left) towards A34. Left to Hampton Poyle.