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Confident cooking in picturesque village inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

This 500-year-old chantry house is steeped in history and has been a pub since 1580 when St John’s College in Oxford leased it to tenants but reserved the right to ‘occupy it if driven from Oxford by pestilence’ – this has never been invoked! The building is breathtaking and boasts a grand hall with a 15th-century arch-braced roof, original oak beams, flagstone floors, and huge stone-flanked windows. A splendid 30ft-high minstrels’ gallery overlooks the restaurant.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday (excluding bank holidays)
  • Opening times: 12-3 5-11 (Saturday 12-11 Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12-2, Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday 6-9, Friday to Saturday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Sharp's Doom Bar, Loddon Hullabaloo, Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Cheddar Valley, Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

7 miles south Oxford, just off A420 (Oxford to Swindon road).

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