(Pub with Rooms)
This traditional 17th century coaching inn located on the edge of a picturesque Oxfordshire village has been showered with accolades since it came under new ownership in late 2012. As much a locals pub as a dining destination, the winning formula here combines a warm welcome with delicious food and real ales. The menu celebrates the best of British, using seasonal and local suppliers with everything from jams and chutneys to ice cream, bread, sausages and even beer made from scratch on site. The daily specials board in the stylish and cosy bar and dining room with its fireplace, exposed brick walls, rustic wooden tables and chairs features pub classics and supplements the daily changing main menu that might include the likes of crispy salt cod and Cornish crab bon bons, marinated courgette and fennel mayonnaise.