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survey result


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

It’s the picture of a traditional thatched pub, but the “cosy” interior and “heartwarming” menu have been funked up at this rural inn, which was consistently highly rated this year.

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Owner's description

The Mason Arms offers the warm welcome of a traditional English inn with an eccentric twist.

Nestled in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, we're a countryside pub with an inventive menu of seasonal & home-grown produce in an intimate setting, all helped along nicely with fine wines and local ales.

The Mason Arms has been included in the Micheline Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2017, have been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, as well as being rated as a 5* inn.


Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £14.50 £4.00 £7.50
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Bread £4.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details


The chef

Our head chef, Leon Smith, is all about rummaging through nature's larder. Be it foraging for wild mushrooms, flowers and herbs, growing our own fruit and veg in the garden or sourcing the very best local meat and dairy suppliers, Leon's menu is an ode to the Oxfordshire countryside.

Station Road, South Leigh, OX29 6XN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm

The 2020 Harden's Guide

2020 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

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