Originally built as two mine-workers' cottages, this Cotswold-stone free house dates back to the 19th century and is situated in the village of Stonesfield, handy for exploring Woodstock, Blenheim Palace, and Oxford. The atmosphere is welcoming at this family and dog-friendly contemporary country pub, with its wood-burning stove and cosy seating. The menus are strong on pub classics like roast topside of beef, Yorkshire pudding and goose-fat roast potatoes; or pan-fried sea bass with ratatouille. A double chocolate brownie with ice cream for pudding seals the deal.
Open all year
Days closed: Lunch Tuesday to Friday, Sunday evening and Monday