Just a short stroll from Oxford city centre, this bustling food pub is run by the same team as Waterloo’s hugely influential Anchor & Hope gastro-pub. There is a similar boho feel to the place with its dark red walls and vintage furniture and the nose-to-tail menu will be familiar to anybody who knows the pub’s London sibling. Expect the likes of wild rabbit and pork rillettes; twice-baked cep and parmesan soufflé; braised ox cheek, suet dumplings and horseradish cream; rib of beef, béarnaise, chips and salad; and sticky toffee pudding with double cream. Real ales are complemented by a vibrant modern wine list. There’s books and wooden bricks for children in the sofa area.
Closed: BHs, 24-26 Dec
Days closed: Mon L
Opening times: 11-11 (Mon 5-11 Sun 12-10.30)
Lunch opening: Tue-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-3
Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 5.30-10, Sat 6-10, Sun 6-9.30
Food and drink
Real ales: Caledonian XPA & Deuchars IPA, Lion, Wychwood