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Country Pubs in Oxfordshire

May 25, 2022
Country Pub
Whether you’ve recently moved to Oxfordshire or are passing through on your way to Surrey or East Sussex, you’ll be spoiled for choice when eating and drinking in this area. Discover the best pubs in Oxfordshire to enjoy a Sunday roast or traditional pub grub featuring locally sourced produce from across the region. 

The Lamb Inn 

Located in the village of Crawley, The Lamb Inn serves classic pub food with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients. The pub has a stylish yet cosy atmosphere and is dog friendly. During the summer, guests can sit outdoors on the terrace to enjoy the outdoor kitchen, bar and beer garden. Then, after lunch, why not walk along the nearby River Windrush?  


The White Horse 

This cosy pub in Kings Sutton serves delicious food at reasonable prices, with a seasonally changing menu. This is a typical Oxfordshire village pub with plenty of charm, and it’s dog-friendly! Sit by the roaring fire in the winter or dine al fresco during the summer and enjoy their delicious fish and chips. 


The Killingworth Castle 

The Killingworth Castle is a popular gastropub, combining modern British cuisine with traditional favourites. They offer an à la carte menu, tasting menu and Sunday roasts, with all dishes featuring organic, local and seasonal produce. Although it is less affordable than most in the area, you can be sure to enjoy a great meal here!  


The Greyhound Inn

Situated in the village of Letcombe Regis on the edge of the North Wessex Downs, this relaxed, dog-friendly pub with rooms is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner when exploring Oxfordshire. Their menu options are varied, with something for every taste and budget. Choose from pub classics like the Venison burger and modern dishes like the exquisite spinach and sweet potato gnocchi, or enjoy a traditional roast on Sundays.  


The Hare 

Perfect for a pit stop whilst driving through the Cotswolds or enjoying a countryside walk in Oxfordshire, The Hare in Shipton-under-Wychwood is a family-friendly, dog-friendly pub. Expect British pub classics with a modern twist such as their pumpkin ricotta ravioli and the classic Hare cheesburger, and don’t miss their hearty Sunday roasts. 

The Swan Inn 

This picturesque pub with rooms in the village of Swinbrook offers delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. Serving modern pub food made with local produce, this is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner whilst exploring the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire. Make sure you try their delicious Venison pie and the mango and lime cheesecake – a delight for the palate! 

The Plough Inn 

The Plough Inn at Finstock is a traditional thatched Cotswolds pub dating back to the 18th century. Here you’ll find delicious British pub food at reasonable prices, including Sunday roasts. If you’re visiting Oxfordshire’s historic sites, like North Leigh Roman Villa or Blenheim Palace, they’re only a short drive from this pub.  


The Rose and Crown

 The Rose and Crown in Ratley is a typical English village pub with a cosy feel. Enjoy timeless dishes like the steak and ale pie and don’t miss their selection of locally sourced beers. There’s also plenty of history here, with some parts of the building dating back to the 11th century! Sit underneath the ancient exposed beams and brickwork to enjoy a delicious pub meal at reasonable prices.  
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