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Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

Branch area pubs selling real ale

  • Appleton
    • Plough Inn Eaton Rd Appleton OX13 5JR Telephone(01865) 863535

      The two cosy bars and dining room are warmed with real fires giving a welcoming feel to this friendly village local. Outside, the scrupulously clean Gents is reached across the entrance passage. The beer garden includes an Aunt Sally pitch.

  • Ardington
    • Boar's Head Church Street Ardington OX12 8QA Telephone(01235) 835466

      The Boar's Head is owned by Lockinge Estates like most of Ardington and Lockinge and is an attractive timbered building located in a side road between Ardington House and the church. The pub has been converted into one bar, subdivided for diners. In winter there are log fires inside and in summer, there is a garden terrace for customers to eat and drink al fresco. It is a place to try home-cooked, seasonal food or sample the excellent beer range.

  • Ashbury
    • Rose & Crown 3, High St Ashbury SN6 8NA Telephone(01793) 378354

      This 16th century coaching inn nestles at the foot of the White Horse Downs, within a mile of The Ridgeway, in the centre of the scenic village of Ashbury on the borders of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. It is a comfortable village pub with seven sympathetically refurbished en-suite rooms. It offers a range of beers from Arkell's Brewery with 3Bs being especially popular. Food is sourced from local suppliers, both traditional pub fare and a la carte menus are available. A truly welcoming pub, not to be missed.

  • Besselsleigh
    • Greyhound Besselsleigh OX13 5PX Telephone(01865) 862110

      The pub is about 400 years old and was formerly a coaching inn that stood on one of the major turnpike roads from Oxford to the West Country and as such, at one time had a blacksmith's forge attached to the pub to facilitate re-shoeing of horses. Six real ales on handpump with three guests changing regularly and with an extensive menu, this popular pub-restaurant is run by the well-respected Brunning & Price pub company.

  • Buckland
    • Lamb Buckland SN7 8QN Telephone(01367) 870484

      Tucked away off the village street, the Lamb was originally a plain village pub owned by Hall's. When it closed in 1987, it remained empty for five years before being totally refurbished. The original eighteenth century building has been extended to encompass a kitchen, a restaurant and guests' accommodation. The large main bar with an open fire at one end caters mainly for diners but does not discourage those who simply wish to drink the well-kept beer.

  • Buckland Marsh, Tadpole Bridge
    • Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge Buckland Marsh Buckland Marsh, Tadpole Bridge SN7 8RF Telephone(01367) 870382

      This attractive 17th century pub is in an idyllic setting by the upper reaches of the River Thames. Formerly a toll house for the single-lane ancient bridge alongside, it became a pub in the late 19th century. The light and airy interior features stuffed fish in glass cases, reflecting the popularity of this stretch of river with anglers. There is an emphasis on food including breakfast starting at 8am. Booking is required especially at weekends, however, a pub atmosphere is retained and three ales are provided on hand pump, from the Butcombe portfolio. An extensive grassed area backs onto the Thames, with many benches for eating and drinking al fresco.

  • Charney Bassett
    • Chequers Charney Bassett OX12 0EX Telephone(01235) 868642

      Formerly a Morland's house of which the brewery divested itself a few years ago, the Chequers now advertises itself as a Brakspear's pub. Although the bar area has been opened out to make room for diners, it still retains its village pub atmosphere with its separate public and lounge areas. Despite its remoteness, the Chequers is a lively pub. The white house to the left of the Chequers was also a pub called the Horn, which closed some time before the war. A photograph of both pubs dating from about the turn of the century hangs on the wall of the Chequers. Tables at the front overlook the village green.

  • Childrey
    • Hatchet Main St Childrey OX12 9UF Telephone(01235) 751213

      A very friendly, split-level, single-bar, family-run village local, re-opened after a long period of closure. The landlord is well-known for his commitment to cask ale. It hosts a variety of village teams. The large garden has kiddies' climbing frames. Highly commended in the 2000 Branch Pub of the Year contest, 2003 Branch Pub of the Year, and runner up in the Southern Region contest.

  • Coleshill
    • Radnor Arms 32 Coleshill Coleshill SN6 7PR Telephone(01793) 766667

      Old stone building, owned by the National Trust, in attractive setting bordering Coleshill Park. Former village smithy now a friendly and popular split level pub with three rooms around a central bar. After a period of closure, it re-opened under new tenants in summer 2023. The pub sells real ale and food will be available from 1st August. Contact pub for food service times.

  • Denchworth
    • Fox Hyde Road Denchworth OX12 0DX Telephone(01235) 868258

      Built late in the 17th century of local Corallian limestone, the Fox is now whitewashed and nestles near the village green, big house and church. The restaurant was originally the village smithy, and carries the Great War Roll of Honour on the wall. In addition to the restaurant, there is a plush bar, thoughtfully isolated from odours of food. Well-kept ales, unfortunately served under light blanket pressure. Crib and quiz leagues in the winter. The garden is a delight.

  • Dry Sandford
    • Merry Miller Cothill Rd Dry Sandford OX13 6JW Telephone(01865) 390390

      Almost burned to the ground some years ago, this pub has been carefully restored. Inside the emphasis is obviously on food, the dining area being formed from three interlocking rooms. Lots of wooden beams, wooden floors, and chunky furniture plus a log fire give a rustic feel.

  • East Hanney
    • Black Horse Main Street East Hanney OX12 0JE Telephone(01235) 867179

      Formerly owned by Morland of Abingdon and now by Punch Taverns, this whitewashed pub snuggles among the houses in the centre of the village. It features a large, basic bar, with dining at one end and a drinking area at the other. There is a beer garden, open in the summer months. After a period of closure, the pub has opened again under new management.

  • East Hendred
    • Eyston Arms High St East Hendred OX12 8JY Telephone(01235) 833320

      The Eyston Arms, owned by the Eyston estate, was leased for many years to Morland, but has now become a locally-renowned gastro-pub. Customers are greeted with a huge log fire, a rustic Cotswold flagstone floor, a series of cartoons of regular customers, simple polished tables and comfortable leather upholstered chairs.

    • Wheatsheaf Chapel Sq East Hendred OX12 8JN Telephone(01235) 833229

      A picturesque, low-beamed one-bar pub once owned by Morland, specialises in locally sourced, home cooked food. Its relatively small size manages to preserve an intimate atmosphere. Hidden behind the pub is a large and well stocked garden.

  • Eaton
    • Eight Bells Eaton OX13 5PR Telephone(01865) 862261

      The Eight Bells is located in the centre of the hamlet, a cream painted brick-built edifice, which seems originally to have been a simple cottage but extensions and projections have been added to it over the years which have lent a certain charm. Inside on the right is a basic, no-frills public bar with wooden benches and tables which looks as if has not changed for years. To the left is a larger, simply furnished lounge bar which leads onto the restaurant which is now serving Thai food.

  • Faringdon
    • Folly 54 London St Faringdon SN7 7AA Telephone(01367) 243018

      Charming, friendly basic boozer at the top of the hill. A small public bar area and a cosy lounge. This pub now benefits from fully refurbished toilets and a pleasant new beer garden has been created providing additional seating with umbrellas.

    • Old Crown Coaching Inn 25 Market Place Faringdon SN7 7HU Telephone(01367) 242744

      16th century coaching inn built on much older foundations and was used to billet Royalist officers during the Civil War. Housed a court room and the infamous Judge Jeffreys is reputed to have held one of his 'Bloody Assizes' here. The Rawdon Bar at the front of the hotel has a number of 'snugs' one with an entrance to a tunnel leading to the nearby church. The Courtyard Bar as its name suggests opens onto the cobbled courtyard and leads on to Judge Jeffreys Restaurant and Carvery. Hotel reception is at the rear of the building with access from the car park.

      Currently undergoing refurbishment, restaurant and kitchen closed but bars still open. Fourteen rooms are now available.

    • Swan 1 Park Road Faringdon SN7 7BP Telephone(01367) 241480

      An attractive pub with large, friendly, multi-level single bar with cosy nooks and a log fire. There is also a small roadside patio for sunny afternoons. The focus is on beer, with two regular beers and two changing guest beers on handpump. Third-pint glasses are available for the unsure. Under new management (tenant) since 9th May 2022.

    • Wheatsheaf 5 London St Faringdon SN7 7AE Telephone07815 071958

      One for the younger crowd.

  • Fernham
    • Woodman Fernham SN7 7NX Telephone(01367) 820643

      Known as The Woodman since 1840, it is a large, rambling single bar pub full of low beams, nooks, crannies and interesting artefacts. Huge, open log fire in the bar, an adjacent dining area and a converted barn used as a Function Room. The emphasis is on good food and real ales. Casks were originally kept on stillage behind the bar but now three hand pumps have been installed.

  • Frilford
    • Dog House Faringdon Rd Frilford OX13 6QJ Telephone(01865) 390830

      Part of the Greene King Olde English Inn Chain with an emphasis on food and functions. There is one bar with some comfortable seating and a separate restaurant. An imposing building that gets it's name from the days when Oxford University students would keep their foxhounds kennelled there.

  • Fyfield
    • White Hart Main Rd Fyfield OX13 5LW Telephone(01865) 390585

      The White Hart is an historic 15th century former Chantry House, with flagstone floors, vaulted ceilings and minstrel's gallery. The bar retains the feel of a village local but the emphasis is on food. The pub holds two AA rosettes for catering excellence, once even having hosted former US President Jimmy Carter. Food comes from their own garden and local suppliers whenever possible. There are large gardens and car parking areas.

  • Grove
    • Bay Tree The Green Grove OX12 0AN Telephone(01235) 770054

      Lively pub, well frequented by locals. Extensive bar and main meals available throughout the day. Friendly welcome to families and ale well kept by knowledgeable manager. Regular live music, especially at weekends.

    • Bell Main St Grove OX12 7JT Telephone(01235) 763860

      Spacious and popular two-bar pub in central Grove concentrating on beer with no food at all. A former Courage house, now owned by the Grand Pub Company. Jolly, bustling, down-to-earth local run by enthusiastic licensees.

    • Volunteer Station Rd Grove OX12 0DH Telephone(01235) 770503

      The Volunteer was originally built to serve the former Wantage Road Station and the terminus of the Wantage Tramway. The tramway ran alongside the A338 until 1946, transporting goods and passengers into Wantage. The pub itself is a friendly, cheerful and well-run establishment that caters for all walks of life. The one big bar comfortably accommodates both drinkers and diners, however, under new ownership, The Volly now serves Real Ale again.

  • Kingston Lisle
    • Blowing Stone Inn Kingston Lisle OX12 9QL Telephone(01235) 612707

      Large, friendly, relaxed free house in the shadow of Uffington White Horse. It has modern decor bars with modern comfortable furnishings. There is a separate conservatory, a large beer garden and a restaurant. Good mixture of locals and diners frequent the pub. Regular ales are supplemented by one or two changing guest ales, usually from local breweries.

  • Letcombe Regis
    • Greyhound Inn Main Street Letcombe Regis OX12 9JL Telephone(01235) 771969

      Large, welcoming pub in the centre of the village. Inside is a single bar, with dining areas and an original Inglenook fireplace. Parking is available at the side of the pub; the provision for tethering horses has been replaced by secure bicycle storage. The garden hosts outdoor dining during the summer months. Eight boutique en-suite bedrooms are available. Locally sourced home-cooked food and four constantly changing handpumped beers are available. Within a couple of miles of the Ridgeway, it provides a place of refreshment and rest for wayfarers. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2022.

  • Little Coxwell
    • Eagle Tavern Little Coxwell SN7 7LW Telephone(01367) 241879

      High ceilinged, open-plan village pub with food.

  • Longcot
    • King & Queen Shrivenham Road Longcot SN7 7TL Telephone(01793) 784348

      It is thought that the King & Queen was constructed about 200 years ago to cater for the navvies working on the Wilts & Berks Canal which passes nearby. From the pub, one may enjoy one of the best views of White Horse Hill and the famous 3000-year-old white horse. The layout inside comprises an extensive, open-plan drinking area and to one side, a restaurant serving substantial meals, while outside is a tranquil beer garden. The pub offers a good selection of beers from local breweries, three of which are constantly changing. Winner of Branch Country Pub of the Year 2022.

  • Longworth
    • Blue Boar Tucks Lane Longworth OX13 5ET Telephone(01865) 820494

      Pretty, thatched village pub with original tiled floor and wooden beams hosting an unusual collection of historic skis on the ceiling. There are three real fires, large wooden tables and church pews, cricket, boxing and rugby memorabilia. Excellent choice of home-cooked food is available and an extensive wine list. Vibrant and busy on some occasions, the pub can also be a place for a quiet pint and a good meal. Three beers are usually available on handpump.

  • Marcham
    • Crown 1 Packhorse Lane Marcham OX13 6NT Telephone(01865) 259333

      Traditional, friendly, village local in the centre of the village with a lively public bar and cosy dining room also with a bar, owned by Admiral Taverns. Additional handpumps have been fitted and now three regular beers and three changing guest beers are usually available. The pub was designated as a Grade II-listed building in 1987. Marcham is home to Denman College, headquarters of the WI. The pub has reopened following purchase by Oak Taverns. Beer range and new opening hours TBA.

  • Milton Hill
    • Pack Horse Milton Hill OX13 6AG Telephone(01235) 832323

      The Pack Horse is an imposing building, refurbished to a high standard with a modern decor. In essence it is now a busy, well run, eating-pub, with an extensive menu, attracting many weekday lunchtime customers from nearby businesses and families in the evenings and at weekends. Now owned by Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken), the beer range includes offerings from local breweries.

  • Shippon
    • Prince of Wales 60 Barrow Road Shippon OX13 6JQ Telephone(01235) 538546

      A traditional period Inn at the heart of Shippon village with public, lounge bar and a dining room. A free house, it offers a range of real ales, both regular, guest, local and otherwise, alongside a selection of ciders. The public bar has darts and a juke box; the cosy beamed lounge, a large open fire and sofas. Home cooked meals may be taken outside, in the bar or dining room. The dining room is also available to hire for private functions. Outside is a patio and beer garden overlooking the village church. There is ample parking at the front, rear and in the overflow opposite.

  • Shrivenham
    • Barrington Arms 25 High St Shrivenham SN6 8AN Telephone(01793) 784692

      This large two-bar pub with friendly bar staff, offers a changing range of beers and freshly prepared food from local producers cooked to order at realistic prices.

    • Prince of Wales 14 High St Shrivenham SN6 8AF Telephone(01793) 782268

      Family-friendly Grade II listed, 17th-century, stone coaching inn with a cosy atmosphere offering good home-cooked food including Sunday roasts. The multi-level bar pub is dominated by large fire place and central pillar. There is a separate dining room. Regular trips are organised to breweries and beer festivals. The pub holds regular quiz nights. Board games (shuffle board), newspapers, wireless internet access and a small meeting room are available. 2002 Branch Pub of the Year.

  • Southmoor
    • Waggon & Horses Faringdon Rd Southmoor OX13 5BG Telephone(01865) 823316

      The Waggon and Horses is a pleasant wood-bedecked roadhouse catering for both local patrons and those from farther afield. Parts of the building date back 400 years and it has always been a pub within living memory. The pub boasts a separate restaurant and a bar area divided into three: a main bar, a side bar and quieter alcove on the opposite side in which the provision of newspapers for customers' benefit is a nice, civilised touch. It is popular with the locals, with successful Aunt Sally and cribbage teams. The restaurant is also very popular in the evenings.

  • Stanford In The Vale
    • Horse & Jockey 25 Faringdon Rd Stanford In The Vale SN7 8NN Telephone(01367) 710302

      Good food, accommodation and an attractive garden by the side of the A417. Now under new management.

  • Stanford in the Vale
    • Stanford Social Club Sheards Lane Stanford in the Vale SN7 8LW Telephone(01367) 710734

      Formerly known as The Working Men’s Club it was built in 1928 on donated land using volunteer labour, being run latterly by it’s Steward Fred 'Buster' Smith until his death in 1977, after which it was run by a group of 12 people as the Stanford Social Club. CAMRA Members will be welcomed into the Club on production of a CAMRA membership card and making a contribution of 50p as a visitor. Two constantly changing beers are served on handpump. Local CAMRA Club of the Year 2017, 2018 and 2019.

  • Steventon
    • Cherry Tree 33 High Street Steventon OX13 6RZ Telephone(01235) 831222

      Quaint, old and timber-framed pub on the former main road. The interior is multi-roomed and rambling with beams, wooden boarded floor and oak settles. Meals available lunchtime and evenings with a good range of food and plenty of space. Separate area available for families. Large car park.

    • Fox 29 High St Steventon OX13 6RZ Telephone(01235) 821228

      Large, smart pub on the former A34 through the village. Recently refurbished to a high standard, there is an open-plan bar and separate restaurant. Beer range has changed from Greene King following purchase by Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken) Company Ltd. Open for breakfast 7am - 9am Mon - Thu; 8am - 10am Fri - Sun (should be ordered in advance unless staying as a guest).

    • North Star 2 Stocks Lane Steventon OX13 6SG

      Despite appearing in the news for being partially demolished on New Year's Day in 2003 and being closed for a year during restoration, the North Star remains one of Oxfordshire's finest pubs. Standing on The Causeway, it is one of a series of 17th century half-timbered houses and buildings, fully deserving its Grade II listed status. It has been in the hands of the same family over a long period of time. The North Star has barely a bar as such, merely a servery from the beer store to the tiny low-ceilinged public and lounge bars, the former with impressive high-backed seating surrounding the fireplace. Another room not served by the bar is also available, as are benches in the connecting corridor. Not to be missed.

  • Sunningwell
    • Flowing Well Sunningwell OX13 6RB Telephone(01865) 735846

      This large, impressive-looking pub is named after the source of the stream which flows into the pond opposite the Church, and presumably was the original spring which gave Sunningwell its name. One side of the pub is 'the tap room' for drinkers and the other side the 'restaurant' for diners. The pub hosts both live music and quiz nights, and generally acts as a focus for village activities. No guest beers are sold.

  • Uffington
    • Fox & Hounds High St Uffington SN7 7RP Telephone(01367) 820680

      Old fashioned, friendly and quaint two-bar pub with large open fire, collection of antique bottles and an ancient cash register. The Fox and Hounds became a free house in 2010, and is the perfect place for a summer's evening pint; the views across to the Uffington White Horse are stunning. An enjoyable August Bank-Holiday beer festival has become an annual feature, and the local Morris dancers perform here twice a year. Regular BBQs and quiz evenings are appreciated by the locals.

  • Wantage
    • Bear Hotel Market Place Wantage OX12 8AB Telephone(01235) 766366

      Old traditional coaching inn on the Market Square, served by a single long downstairs bar, with a few tables outside in the covered cobbled passage once used by the horses. Acquired by Arkell's in 2006, the pub has undergone an extensive refurbishment. Food good value, arrives via a devoted small lift. Disabled access. No parking available. Groups, for example, walkers, should call before arrival.

    • Bell 38 Market Pl Wantage OX12 8AH Telephone(01235) 763718

      Town centre pub providing panoramic views of Wantage citizens going about their business. Formerly two separate bars, these were opened out a few years ago to create a very long single bar, partitioned into three eating and drinking areas. The emphasis is now definitely on restaurant rather than pub trade. Also features live bands.

    • Blue Boar 4 Newbury St Wantage OX12 8BS Telephone(01235) 760344

      Extensively refurbished by the new owner, this town centre pub now has two changing real ales and four changing craft ales. A friendly, pleasant pub with a convivial atmosphere. There is a well furnished bar with a large selection of gins. Customers can also spend sunny days in the seated area outside. Winner of Branch 2023 award for Most Improved Pub.

    • Cellar Bar (Bentleys) Post Office Vaults Market Pl Wantage OX12 8AT Telephone(01235) 762942

      Formerly the cellar of the Post Office Vaults pub, it is now a pizza restaurant, which continues to sell beer. Access to this brick-built cellar is down a steep flight of steps from street level. Ceiling height is seven feet or less in places, with painted beams. Recently refurbished.

    • King Alfred's Head 31 Market Place Wantage OX12 8AH Telephone(01235) 771595

      This listed pub has an attractive frontage just off the Market Place. ideally placed for relaxing after shopping, while admiring the variety of ancient architecture which makes up Wantage town centre. Inside is spacious; unusually, the open-plan design has been reversed by adding some internal divisions; the rear, once a car park, is now a large courtyard garden. The pub serves excellent, freshly made food using local produce where possible and holds barbecues at weekends throughout the summer.

    • King's Arms 39 Wallingford Street Wantage OX12 8AU Telephone(01235) 765465

      A friendly, open-plan pub with polished wooden floors and panelling, which has been carefully refurbished and transformed by the owners, Oak Taverns, giving it a new lease of life. Six handpumps adorn the bar, serving constantly changing beers, with six ciders also available. There is a large, pleasantly grassy, sloping garden at the rear, with tables and chairs for drinkers. Winner of Branch Pub of the Year, also Cider Pub of the Year.

    • Lamb 59 Mill Street Wantage OX12 9AB Telephone(01235) 766768

      A 17th-century inn near to the mill, it is the second oldest building in Wantage after the Parish Church and is the only thatched building in the town. The pub has never been sold and has had only two landlords in the last fifty years. It serves an extensive range of pub food, freshly made, using local suppliers. A family pub which extends a very warm and friendly welcome to all.

    • Lord Nelson 78 Charlton Rd Wantage OX12 8HL Telephone(01235) 763415

      Situated on a roundabout on the A417, about 2/3 of a mile to the east of the town centre, the Lord Nelson is a Greene King outlet consisting of a large, open plan split-level restaurant grafted on to the original building. It is primarily a cheap and cheerful eatery, with a comfortable bar area reached down a flight of stairs. However, the disabled are well catered for, being provided with a wheelchair lift to get from one level to another. The beer range remains the same, normally there are no guests but it does compete on price. Large parking area.

    • Royal Oak Newbury Street Wantage OX12 8DF Telephone(01235) 763129

      Thriving corner pub near the civic hall, with two bars and a landlord who loves beer (and whiskies; the stock will satisfy any connoisseur). Above the bar in the lounge are over two hundred real ale pumpclips representing a selection of beers served over the years, hiding an intricate wrought iron structure of intertwined oak leaves and acorns. Framed photographs of various ships bearing the Royal Oak name adorn the walls, as do many CAMRA and other awards, including White Horse and Central Southern Region CAMRA Pub of the Year for 1998, 2008 and 2009, Branch Pub of the Year again in both 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017 and National CAMRA Pub of the Year, Cider Pub Of The Year runners up in 2010 and Cider Pub of the Year in 2011 and 2012. The smaller public bar, more popular with the younger crowd, contains more Royal Oak memorabilia and other naval references, also table football. Both bars have dart boards. All beers are available via gravity. A variety of draught ciders and perrys are available. The Royal Oak has appeared in almost all of the Good Beer Guides since the present landlord took over in the 1980s including 2023 edition.

    • Shoulder of Mutton 38 Wallingford Street Wantage OX12 8AX Telephone(01235) 767158

      Friendly and popular Victorian corner pub, colloquially known as 'The Shoulder'. It is a short walk from the town centre, with five constantly changing beers on handpump to suit all tastes, whether expert or novice. The interior has been recently redesigned to allow greater space for customers and has reopened following the extensive refurbishment, including an outdoor drinking area. A former local, county and regional CAMRA Pub of the Year, it has also had many entries in Guide's past.

    • Swan 28 Market Place Wantage OX12 8AE Telephone(01235) 767584

      Vibrant, young people's pub often featuring live music. The long front bar has pleasant views of the local church. Due to some major brewery changes, there are now beverages offered that no other pubs offer in Wantage, including a varied range of cask ales. A Happy Hour operates from 2pm to 8pm daily and all day Sunday on cask beers. At least three draught ciders are served.

  • Watchfield
    • College Farm Majors Rd Watchfield SN6 8TQ Telephone(01793) 783170

      Newest pub in the Vale, the focus is firmly on the family and food. Spacious, open-plan design. Beers are all from the extended Marston's range.

  • West Hanney
    • Plough Church Street West Hanney OX12 0LN Telephone(01235) 868987

      Picturesque, friendly, 16th-century thatched pub, located opposite the church. Sold in 2015 by Punch Taverns to a local community group, it has been refurbished and is now serving four changing beers. Cosy beamed and alcoved split level bar with open fire and separate dining room serving traditional British food. It is the hub of the community and most of the local clubs meet here from time to time. In summer Aunt Sally is played in the local league.

  • Woolstone
    • White Horse Marsh Way Woolstone SN7 7QL Telephone(01367) 820726

      The White Horse has the appearance of the quintessential 'olde worlde' village pub, with its black and white timbered structure, thatched roof, leaded window panes, and honeysuckle-framed porch. Inside however, its former three separate bars bisected by a corridor have long been converted to a single barn-like drinking and dining area, with an emphasis on the latter. Despite this, drinkers are welcome; after all, this is the pub nearest to the local beauty spot, White Horse Hill, and the area around the bar will accommodate a number of thirsty wayfarers, both seating and standing. The roaring log fire is especially appreciated during the winter, while for the benefit of summer visitors, there is a pleasant beer garden hidden away out the back, also a grassy area just big enough for a couple of tables out front overlooking the village street.

  • Wootton
    • Bystander Besselsleigh Rd Wootton OX13 6DN Telephone(01865) 735234