“Sunday lunch” – October 2016
We eat here regularly but we have never tried Sunday lunch before. We will certainly be doing so again. We both had roast beef which was cooked to perfection along with all the accompaniments. The service, as ever, was excellent in a perfect location. I am happy to let someone else take the strain when I have less than four to cook for on a Sunday!
“Ten out of Ten” – October 2016
Its a classic Cotswold stone building tastefully modernised. On a Tuesday lunch time it was busy enough for a hidden country pub restaurant. It is however in the Good Pub Guide and Michelin and deservedly so. People were reserving for evening meals over the bar! The locals were a friendly lot. I wanted a “lite bite” and ordered in the bar area where there is good seating. The pigeon terrine with gherkins and bread was fabulous; the tastes were superbly blended. Having seen the desert list I fell for the owner-chef’s unique bread and butter pudding recipe. It was only when I was praising it that I learned that it is the top favourite for diners. The service was spot on. I have to go again for a slap up feed.
“This really is a ‘hidden gem” – September 2016
Visited the pub for Sunday lunch on 18th September. We wanted to go somewhere different in the Burford area since we were visiting there for the day. Having checked on Trip Advisor we thought the pub looked really interesting. We booked a table the same day and went there at 2.00 p.m. The pub had a really nice ambience and a very cosy feel. All of the original features had been carefully refurbished apparently some 9 years ago. My wife and I had traditional Sunday lunch. I had the roast beef and my wife had the shoulder of lamb. They were both really delicious accompanied by the usual roast potatoes, parsnips and vegetables. The meat was very tender and melted in your mouth. For desert I had the signature dish which was the bread and butter pudding. I have to say that this was ‘to die for’ and most certainly the best I have ever had. The staff were quiet but friendly and businesslike. We shall definitely be returning again. My wife had only one criticism and found the ladies toilets very outdated and in need of refurbishment.
“First class meal” – AUGUST 2016
The meal was first class can recomend ‘ steak /ale/mushroom pie very prompt service good inea to book as it was busy you can eat inside or weather permitting outside pretty village