So often the word 'Cotswold' prefixes 'stone', but today it can also appear on the labels of the gin, vodka and lager available at the 17th-century Lamb, because they're all made in nearby Bourton-on-the-Water. The pub lies down a cul-de-sac in a group of similar-vintage cottages. Owners Richard and Shelley Terry are experienced chefs, although Shelley is usually front-of-house. Localness is paramount, as testified, for example, by the real ales, the game shot by a pub regular, and the many vegetables grown in the kitchen garden. Typical dishes include twice baked cheese soufflé with apple salad; locally-made venison sausages, creamed potato, caramelised onions and red wine jus; smoked haddock fillet, buttered spinach and sweetcorn cream; and pan-roasted duck breast, spiced sticky pear, cavolo nero and fondant potato. Among the desserts are ice peanut butter parfait with chocolate sauce; and orange and almond tart. Steak Night is every Wednesday.
Open all year
Days closed: Sun eve, Mon
Opening times: all wk 11.30-3 6-11
Lunch opening: Tue-Sat 12-2, Sun 12-3
Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 7-9
Food and drink
Real ales: Flying Monk, Ramsbury Gold, West Berkshire Good Old Boy, Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge