Harden's says

On the edge of the Cotswolds, this historic pub and restaurant (with nine rooms) is handy for Bicester Shopping Village.

survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “buzzy, busy pub” with nine rooms plus flagstone floors, oak beams and slouchable leather armchairs; while the food is perhaps good rather than stellar, they’re “trying hard” and it’s handily located if you’re en route in or out of Oxford.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “buzzy, busy pub” with nine rooms plus flagstone floors, oak beams and slouchable leather armchairs; while the food is perhaps good rather than stellar, they’re “trying hard” and it’s handily located if you’re en route in or out of Oxford.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A good pub within easy reach of Oxford for lunch or dinner” and praised for its “honest and competent” cuisine.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £12.50 £17.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £18.50 £4.00 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £3.25
Extras  
Service 10.00%
11 Oxford Road, Hampton Poyle, OX5 2QD
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑11 pm
Tuesday7 am‑11 pm
Wednesday7 am‑11 pm
Thursday7 am‑11 pm
Friday7 am‑11 pm
Saturday8:30 am‑11 pm
Sunday8:30 am‑11 pm

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