Good gastro pub with wonderful views across the vale and hills.. on a sunny day.
Cosy and very traditional pub settinh inside, though it is more orientated towards eating than it is as a 'drinking mans' pub. Very nice place to meet with family and friends for a nice meal in a pleasing atmosphere.
Very good food, friendly welcoming service.
Wow. Found this pub by a random Google simply because it was on the way to Bicester Village (qype.co.uk/place/77760-B…) and looked like a good place for lunch.
It was warm and welcoming. It was old but refurbished, clean and stylish. Watch your head on those beams, tall folks. Staff were very attentive. We got a nice round table in a window nook. It's split into several small rooms.
The food: phenomenal. Okay, it's not an every-weekend stop, because it's pretty pricey. Sunday roast was £14. But I'm not lying when I say that it was one of the best Sunday roasts I've ever had. Perfect, thick, tender beef and fiery horseradish sauce; crispy potatoes; crunchy cabbage; a perfectly cooked Yorkshire pudding; and creamy celeriac. My wife had their flaked duck salad with spicy Thai dressing (£6.50) - delicious - and the woodland mushroom risotto with poached egg & truffle oil (£11.50) - also very good, but almost too rich to finish. The table next to us had the braised shoulder of Cornish lamb (huge) and pork belly (they said it was really good).
Definitely a dining experience pub; I didn't see drinking rooms anywhere. They have Hook Norton ales on tap, and a small but okay wine list.
There were several tables outside in back on a few levels with a large barbeque (though not in use today).
After reading numerous good reviews we took the advice and booked a table for Sunday lunch.
Despite arriving at 13:00, we were apparently the first to sit down to eat. There were two large parties booked, but other than that the place wasn't that busy.
Initial impressions were good, the ample bar staff were friendly and quickly got us seated and with a drink, but then the service started to fall apart.
The promised (on the web site) Sunday Lunch Menu (two courses for £17.95, three for £22.95) had been cancelled because they had many cancelled Christmas parties due to the snowy weather: unfortunate, but hardly my problem. My diet coke was flat, but the Merlot by-the-glass was nice. It took about 25 minutes before they took our food order, and then only after I went to track-down a waitress!
Once ordered the food arrived quite quickly and was generally very good: the Sea Bream was well cooked, but the accompanying creamed leeks, peas, bacon and salad shoots were rather salty. My pan fried lambs liver and bacon with mashed potatoes and braised onions were also pretty good, but I prefer my bacon crispy and the sauce was a little sweet. Overall though the main courses were well cooked and well presented, so we decided to order pudding. Fortunately the servers had woken up by this time and the remaining service was quite good.
We ordered steamed treacle pudding with crème anglaise, and caramelised apple tart, cinnamon ice cream. The deserts were good, but not special. The crème anglaise had an odd chalky flavour and grainy texture. The apple tart tasted a little burnt (yet didn't look it) and the cinnamon ice cream seemed to be vanilla ice cream with powdered cinnamon folded into it it had nasty dry pockets of powdered cinnamon, giving it an odd flavour and on top of this it had an icy rather than creamy texture.
Overall this was a mixed bag. The starters and mains had cost £42.80, considerably more than £35.90 we'd expected from the web site. The service was good, but had a serious lapse in the middle, and the food had been variable too. The place was still quiet when we left, so I'm not sure I'd like to try it when it was busy.
Would we go again? Yes, we'd risk it.
Mole and Chicken - if you know how to find it its well worth the visit - but book in advance.
The place has a bit of a quirky feel to it, but the food is weel presented and very tasty.
This place is one of our favourite restaurants. It seems like it's in the middle of nowhere in a place called Easington just outside of Long Crendon. If it's a nice summers evening, it's a great place to dine outside with lovely english coutryside views. The building inside is old and full of character with low ceilings and gorgeous beams, although has been done up to a tasteful modern style. The food is delicious, quite expensive but absolutely worth it. Only 1 vegetarian option as most places but it was stunning! It has recently changed hands and to be honest we may have preferred the previous one due to there being more interesting choices at much more reasonable prices but I really do recommend to visit.
never heard about it so what shall i write herei think i need to visit it today or may be tomorrow
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