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 must follow government guide lines, to ensure that any potential to spread Covid-19 is minimised. To ensure the safety of staff and customers, a one meter (plus) social distancing rule is in place, which halves our capacity inside.

As in normal conditions, we cannot take reservations for garden tables, as we cannot control the weather, or have staff to be permanently outside. If you wish to come for a meal, it is either “first come first served” in the garden, or reserve a table inside. For an inside table please make a reservation, for a table of more that 4, this is essential. A maximum of 6 is allowed on a table. Should you choose to sit outside, and the weather conditions deteriorate, you will not be able to move inside the pub, unless social distance can be maintained.


Government Guidelines:


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

Face masks must be worn at all times except when seated at a table.

Any customers inside are required to sit at a table.

Tables may be shared by a maximum of 6 people.

There will be no drinking at the bar, or standing inside.

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.


When you enter the pub, there will be hand sanitiser on the bar, which you are encouraged to use, or wash your hands in the toilets. One person in each party should queue at the bar (maximum of 2 queuing inside, others to queue outside,) to sign in, with contact details, and a table will be allocated. The rest of the party should go directly to their table, which will have been sanitised by the staff. You will be given one “single use” menu per table, and we will take your order at the table. If it is an outside table, please ask for one menu, which should be kept for pudding orders, and join the queue again to place your food and drink order. Wherever you are sitting, your food and drinks will be brought to your table.


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.