A proper pub in a perfect place

The Rose & Crown is in the heart of the idyllic village of Shilton, two miles south of Burford, in the Cotswolds. Dating back to the 17th Century, it is a traditional Cotswold stone inn, with original beams and a log fire in each of the two rooms. In warm weather, customers can enjoy dining and drinking at the dozen tables in the charming garden. Well supported by local residents, it manages to combine being a friendly village ‘local’, as well as a destination food pub.


 We are now open as usual Tuesdays to Sunday, closing at 7.00 pm on Sunday.  Inside tables are limited, so we recommend booking. We are staying with our policy of not taking reservations for outside tables, and these are therefore on a first come first served basis.



Government Guidelines:

For Track and Trace, you must sign in, (every customer over 16 years old), before we can take an order. Preferably using the NHS COVID-19 app.

There is a maximum of 6 persons on a table (or two households). There is no requirement to have a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks. However, customers must order, eat and drink while seated at a table. Customers must wear a facemask to enter the pub, and while visiting the toilets. A safe distance between tables must be maintained.

If you feel unwell, stay at home, do not come to the pub.

Customers with children are responsible for supervising then at all times, so they must stay seated at the table, and maintain social distancing.

Failure to observe safety measures will result in service not being provided.



Award winning freehold pub

The Rose & Crown is a freehold pub: owned and run by Martin, and is featured in The Michelin Guide 2018, the Good Pub Guide & the Alastair Sawday’s Guide to Pubs & Inns in England & Wales.

All meals are cooked to order by chef/Landlord Martin Coldicott (Connaught Hotel trained) and head chef Mike Evans

Fresh produce is locally sourced whenever possible, pork, beef and lamb coming from local Oxfordshire farms.

At the bar ten wines are available by the glass from the carefully selected wine list, and among the draught choices are Old Hooky and Young’s Bitter, as well as a regularly changing third guest ale.