Pubs & Bars

There’s an abundance of great pubs to eat and drink at.

As the criteria for a good pub is very much a matter of personal taste we’re a bit reluctant to make firm recommendations, but the pubs listed below have all been spoken well of by our guests and friends (and we may well have been there too!).

We’ve listed them in terms of proximity to us. All Pubs listed serve food.

Distance from farm: 1 mile

The Boxing Hare 

Banbury Road, Swerford, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 4AP

Phone:  01608 683212

Email: enquiries@theboxinghare.co.uk

Website: www.theboxinghare.co.uk

Opening Times: Lunch: Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 3pm. Food served 12noon – 2.30pm          Sunday 12 – 5pm Food served 12noon – 4pm  Evenings: Open Tuesday – Friday 6pm – 10pm    Food served 6pm – 9pm Saturday 6pm – 10.30pm Food served 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Antony Griffith Harris, a successful London restauranteur of 30 years takes helm of this new venture along with his partner with Stacey C. Elder. Their aim is to bring tantalizing food to this beautiful part of the Cotswolds.
Reunited with Head Chef, Nicholas Andersona, a two time Michelin Star winner.
The menu will revolve around the best seasonal produce, locally sourced from nearby farmers with occasional indulgences as well as unashamedly virtuous everyday fare.

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Distance from farm: 1.4mile

Duck on the Pond

Main Street, South Newington, Oxfordshire, OX15 4JE

Phone: 01295 721 166

Email: info@duckonthepond.com

Website: www.duckonthepond.com

Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 11pm Saturday & Sunday: All Day. Food Served: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 2pm & from 6pm

The Duck on the Pond is a delightful Public House & Restaurant which is situated in the picturesque village of South Newington located on the A361 Banbury to Chipping Norton Road. It has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, whilst still retaining many of its original features such as oak beams and the bread oven found hidden behind the large open fire.

Distance from farm: 2.1 miles

The Falkland Arms

19-21 The Green, Great Tew, Nr. Chipping Norton, Oxford, OX7 4DB

Phone: 01608 68365

Email: falklandarms@wadworth.co.uk

Website: http://falklandarms.co.uk/home

Opening times: Bar Mon – Sat 8:00am – 11:00pmSun – -9:00am – 10:30pm Food Mon – Fri 8:00am – 9:30am Sat – Sun 9:00am – 10:00am Mon – Sat 12:00pm – 2:30pm Mon – Sat 6:00pm – 9:00pm Sun 12:00pm – 3:00pm Sun 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Located in the Village of Great Tew, The Falkland Arms is a beautiful 16th Century building which is still run as a traditional, local pub. The flagstone floors, oak beams and inglenook fireplace are cosy in winter and their beautiful gardens are enjoyed on sunny days throughout the year. They are famed for their selection of beers, whiskies and country wines and they offer superb food. The Falkland Arms offers a warm welcome to all and is the perfect place to snatch a few moments of tranquillity. A firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.

Distance from farm: 2.8 miles

The Horse and Groom

The Green, Milcombe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4RS, United Kingdom

Phone: 01295 722142

Email: horseandgroominn@gmail.com

Website: http://thehorseandgroominn.co.uk/

Opening times: MONDAY to SATURDAY Bar open from 12.00 noon to 15.00 and 18.00 to 23.00. Food served from 12.00 noon to 14.30 and 18.00 to 21.00. SUNDAY Bar open from 12.00 to 17.00. Food served until around 3pm (please call to check as they sometimes close the kitchen earlier if they are quiet). Closed Sunday evenings.

The Horse & Groom Inn is an authentic 17th century coaching house, situated on the edge of the village of Milcombe. They’re a family-run pub and take pride in offering a warm welcome, great food and a choice of dining experiences.

Special offer for guests with children – 1 free main course from our Young Person’s Menu with every adult main course ordered from our Daily Menu or Sunday Lunch Menu (not weekday Lunch Menu). Just mention ‘Heath Farm Offer’ when reserving a table.

Pubs and Bars

Horse and Groom exterior shot. Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

Distance from farm: 3.7 miles

The Joiner’s Arms, Old Bridge Road, Bloxham, Oxfordshire, OX15 4LY

Phone: 01295 720223

Website: https://www.joinersarms.com/

Opening times:

MONDAY – SATURDAY: 10.00am – 11.30pm Breakfast: 10.00am – 11.45am Lunch: 11.45am – 2.30pm Dinner: 6.00pm         – 9.00pm SUNDAY: 10.00am – 11.00pm Breakfast: 10.00am – 11.45am Lunch: 11.45am – 2.30pm Dinner: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

The Joiners Arms is spacious pub and restaurant, set back from the old green in the picturesque village of Bloxham, Oxfordshire. Whether popping in to read the paper over a relaxing pint, catching up with friends for a morning coffee, a business lunch, an intimate meal for two or celebrating with family and friends, you’ll find that The Joiners Arms makes the perfect destination.

Distance from farm: 3.7 miles

The Red Lion

Bloxham High Street, Bloxham, Oxfordshire, OX15 4LX

Phone: 01295 722 067

Email: admin@redlionBloxham.com

Website: http://www.the-red-lion-at-bloxham.co.uk

Pub Opening Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday – Saturday: 12am – 11pm Sunday:11am – 6pm

Kitchen Opening Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday – Saturday: 12noon – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm Sunday: 12noon – 4pm

Recently refurbished, they very much hope The Red Lion will become a real asset to the village. Mark & Sandra also run the Joiners Arms in Bloxham another popular destination with locals.

Distance from farm: 4.4 miles

The Sun Inn

High Street, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, OX15 5NH

Phone: 01608 737570

Website: www.thesuninn-hooknorton.co.uk

Email: info@thesuninn-hooknorton.co.uk

Opening Hours: Monday 12.00 – 23.00 no food served. Tuesday – Saturday: Pub open 12.00 -23.00; food served 12.00 – 3.00 & 18.00 – 21.00. Sunday open 12.00

– 22:00, food served 12.00-16 .00 Sunday roasts available.

Situated in the heart of rural Hook Norton in the Cotswolds, The Sun Inn combines a vibrant modern dining experience with a traditional Cotswold pub atmosphere. Enjoy a fantastic range of award-winning Hook Norton ales and continental beers next to our beautiful fireplace and flag-stoned bar area. Cameron and Louise are your hosts.

Fine food served at The Sun Inn paub at Hook Norton only a few miles from Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

The Sun Inn Pub in Hook Norton a few miles from Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

Distance from farm: 4.8 miles

The Gate Hangs High

Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5DF

Phone: 01608 737387

Email: gatehangshigh@live.co.uk

Website: www.gatehangshigh.co.uk

Food available between 12 – 2.30 & 6pm – 9pm Monday to Friday 12 – 9pm Saturday & 12 – 8pm Sunday

With superb panoramic views of the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside and the many wonderful walks that can be enjoyed, the Gate Hangs High is the perfect spot to just Stop, Look, Listen & Indulge. The overall feel is rather homely, it is a popular spot for couples and families to enjoy both privacy or get involved with the locals. With polished brasses hanging around the walls complementing the simply decorated plaster work and the beamed ceilings, lit by candles, pretty wall lights and the roaring log fire in the feature inglenook fire place, the bar is just how you would imagine, idyllic. Outside a wonderful spacious garden which in summer is the perfect place to be, forget all your troubles and just sit, relax, and enjoy.

Distance from farm: 5 miles

The Crown,

Mill Lane, Church Enstone, Near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 4NN

Phone: 01608 677262

Website: www.crowninnenstone.co.uk

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday Bar: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm Restaurant: 12pm – 2pm, 7pm – 9pm. Sunday Bar: 12pm – 4pm Restaurant: 12pm – 2pm

This picturesque family run 17thC freehouse is a real gem located in the charming Cotswold village of Church Enstone, midway between Blenheim Palace in Woodstock and the old market town of Chipping Norton. They serve delicious, fresh, modern cuisine in a delightful traditional Cotswold country pub with conservatory . Chef patron Tony Warburton takes pride in creating delicious dishes using daily delivered fresh fish and local ingredients. Voted by the public ‘The Best Restaurant in The Cotswolds 2010 and 2011.

Distance from farm:  5.1miles

The Stags Head

The Green, Swalcliffe, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 5EJ

Phone: 01295 788660

Email: info@the-stags-head.co.uk

Website: www.the-stags-head.co.uk

Opening times: Mon 11.30-2.30 & 5.00-11.00, Tuesday  5.00-11.00, Wed 11.30-2.30 &  5.00-11.00, Thu  11.30-2.30 &  5.00-11.00 Friday   11.30-2.30 & 5.00-11.00 Saturday 11.00-11.00 Sunday 12.00-10.00

A traditional thatched village pub from circa 1495. Not only renowned for the three excellent cask conditioned real ales, there is an extensive international wine list, of which seven are available by the glass. If you are looking for wonderful food you won’t be disappointed. Dishes range from traditional Pot roast shoulder of lamb to Malaysian Penang Salmon to Baked Goats Cheese on Mushrooms with homemade puddings to finish.

Distance from farm: 5.1 miles

The Deddington Arms

Horsefair, Deddington, Oxfordshire, OX15 0SH

Phone: 01869-338364

Email: deddarms@oxfordshire-hotels.co.uk

Web: www.deddington-arms-hotel.co.uk

The Deddington Arms is a fully refurbished 16th century country inn hotel. Food is of the highest standard, featuring much locally sourced produce prepared in an innovate and attractive fashion. Menu options include both à la carte and the fixed price market menu.

Distance from farm: 5.2 miles

The Crown and Tuns

New Street, Deddington, OX15 0SP

Tel: 01869 337371

Email: crownandtuns@puddingface.co.uk

Website: www.crownandtuns.co.uk

Opening Times:  Monday – Wednesday 12.00pm – 3.00pm & 5.30pm – 11pm  Thursday – Friday 12.00pm – 3.00pm & 5.30pm – 12pm  Saturday Bar: 12pm – 12pm (last admission 10.50pm) Sunday  12pm – 10.30pm

Pubs don’t come much older than this one – it’s been around since the 16th Century. Not just a dining destination, The Crown & Tuns is a popular watering hole too. Approved by Cask Marque. Known locally as ‘the pie pub‘, it’s fair to say they’ve got a passion for pastry. They’re always baking up new batches – that’s why the menu is changing all the time.

Distance from farm: 6miles

The Chequers

Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NP

Phone: 01608 644717

Email: info@chequers-pub.com

Website: www.chequers-pub.com

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday: 11.00am – 11.00pm, Friday and Saturday: 11.00am – 12.00am, Sundays, Bank Holidays: 11.30am – 11.00pm. Food Service:Monday to Saturday: 12.00pm – 2.30pm and 6.00pm – 9.30pm, Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

North Oxfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013. The Chequers was built in medieval times at the entrance to the market place and is thought to date back to the late 1500s. Serving up great drinks, fine food with pride, passion and personality. The main bar is situated amongst four seating areas. In the absence of any electronic games machines, pool tables or juke boxes, the traditional pub styling of yesteryear is recalled. A blazing log fire in the winter creates a cosy atmosphere.

Distance from farm: 6.2 miles

The Fox,  Chipping Norton (6miles).

Market Place, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5DD

Phone: 01608 638535

Email: enquiries@foxchippingnorton.co.uk

Website: www.foxchippingnorton.co.uk

The Fox at Chipping Norton is a 16th century inn sitting in the heart of Cotswold’s market town Chipping Norton.  Owned by local brewery Hook Norton, the Fox underwent a huge transformation in late 2016. Good beer & food.

Distance from farm: 6.2 Miles

The White Horse Inn

Daisy Hill, Duns Tew, OX25 6JS

Phone: 01869 340272

Email: info@dunstewwhitehorse.co.uk

Website: www.dunstewwhitehorse.co.uk

Opening times:  10am – 11pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 10.30pm on Sunday. They serve lunch between 12pm & 2.30pm and dinner between 7pm & 9pm throughout the week.

Serving imaginative food, local ales and quality wines to the people of Duns Tew and visitors to the area. This charming 17th-century pub has lots of character including open fireplaces and a viewable kitchen.

The White Horse Duns Tew near Heath Farm Holiday CottagesThe White Horse Duns Tew near Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

Distance from farm: 7.6 miles

The Norman Knight

Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5PE

Phone: 01608 684621

Email: info@thenormanknight.co.uk

Website: www.thenormanknight.co.uk

Opening times: Monday  6pm – 10.30pm, Tuesday  12 noon – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Wednesday  12 noon – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Thursday  12 noon – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Friday  12 noon – 11pm, Saturday  12 noon – 11pm, Sunday  12 noon – 6pm

A great little pub offering fine dining, an excellent selection of drinks with live music.

Distance from farm:  8.9 miles

The Chequers – Churchhill

Church Road, Churchill, Oxfordshire, OX7 6NJ

Phone: 01608 659393

Email: reservations@thechequerschurchill.com

Website: https://www.thechequerschurchill.com/

In the picture perfect village of Churchill, The Chequers is everything a traditional pub should be with its pretty Cotswold stone exterior and a muddy Landrover outside. Except, step inside this pub and you’ll find something much more intriguing. A heady mix of the old and new. Expect modern cocktails to sit alongside local ales, and a menu that is packed with seasonally inspired dishes. Enjoy locally brewed beer propped at our bar with friends and family, or rustic dishes in their restaurant using the very best British ingredients in some well-loved classics like our Twice Baked Cheddar Soufflé, Bobby Battered Market Fish and our unmissable steaks cooked to perfection in Josper ovens.

“It headlines straightforward British food with a few original flourishes.The hottest ticket in the Cotswolds right now.” Tatler

Distance from farm:  8.9 miles

The George, Brailes.

High Street, Lower Brailes, Warwickshire, OX15 5HN

Phone: 01608 685788

Email: thegeorgeinnbrailes@gmail.com

Website: www.georgeinnbrailes.com

Opening times: Mon : 5pm – 11pm, Tue   : 12noon – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm, Wed : 12noon – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm, Thu : 12noon – 11pm, Fri               : 12noon – midnight, Sat : 12noon – midnight, Sun : 12noon – 11pm

The Bar at the George is traditionally English and frequented by locals and visitors. It’s a place where farmers meet and walkers recover. You will meet all types here. There is a regular selection of ales from the local Hooky brewery, an inglenook fireplace, stone mullion windows and some historic panels. There is even a suit of armour in the corner – which is known as George. The room dates before 1350 when the stonemasons who built the church were housed at the inn. Outside we have a large garden with seating, conservatory, covered smoking area and a car park. Dogs and children are welcome.

Distance from farm: 9.2 miles

The Bull

Sheep St, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3RR

Phone: 01608810689

Email: eat-drink-sleep@bull-inn.com

Website: www.bullinn-charlbury.com

Opening times:  every day from 8am until 11pm and serve food from 8am until 9.30pm.

The Bull is a 16th century coaching Inn that has recently been given a make over Their aim is to create a home away from home. They are a pub run by people who are passionate about good food and good service.

Distance from farm: 10miles

The Killingworth Castle

Glympton Road, Wootton, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1EJ

Phone: 01993 811 401

Email: reservations@thekillingworthcastle.com

Website: http://www.thekillingworthcastle.com

Open times: daily 9am – close

Jim & Claire Alexander took ownership of The Killingworth Castle in the Autumn of 2012; the latest in a long line of custodians that dates back to 1637. Under the steerage of resident manager Lidia Dhorne and head chef Phil Currie have gone on to win two AA rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand for its food. The restaurant was also included in the Sunday Telegraph‘s 2013 list of top 500 eateries in the UK and was named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ 2013 and ‘Pub of the Year’ 2014 by the Oxford Times.

Distance from farm:  10 miles

The Moon & Sixpence

Main Street, Hanwell, Oxfordshire, OX17 1HW

Phone: 01295 730544

Website: www.themoonandsixpencehanwell.com

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12.00pm  –  15.00pm 18.00pm  –  23.00pm Sunday: 12.00pm  –  18.00pm

Situated on the outskirts of Banbury in the beautiful North Oxfordshire village of Hanwell, The Moon & Sixpence pub & restaurant is a very popular destination. Run by chef Hylton Bradley, the pub’s highly trained brigade of cooks and equally well trained waiting staff work together to give customers a meal experience second to none.

Distance from farm: 10.3 miles

The Plough

The Green, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YD

Phone: 01608 658327

Email: book@thekinghamplough.co.uk

Website: www.thekinghamplough.co.uk

Opening Hours: They are open daily from midday until close.

Since opening in 2007, Chef Proprietor Emily Watkins and her husband Miles Lampson have followed their ethos that provenance is the key to great food and they continue to source only the best local ingredients, both for the kitchen and bar. Their success is reflected in their numerous awards. In 2016 The Kingham Plough has been awarded their prestigious third AA Rosette, been placed 72nd in the top 100 restaurants in the National Restaurant Awards and have won the Oxfordshire Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide for the second year running.

If you book dinner and let them know you’re Heath Farm Guests at the time of booking they will give you a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival!

Exterior of the Plough pub in Kingham

Distance from farm: 10.5 miles

The White Rabbit – Kingham

Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire OX7 6YA

Phone: 01608 658389

Email: theteam@thewildrabbit.co.uk

Website: www.thewildrabbit.co.uk

The Wild Rabbit is a re-invention of the traditional English inn. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, they serve locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting. The Wild Rabbit is a re-invention of the traditional English inn. Renovated in 2013, the 18th century pub has stripped back walls, open fires and simple, hand crafted furniture. Their bar serves a mix of artisan beers alongside more familiar ales, while the wine list brings together wines from small independent vineyards. Food can be ordered from the bar and terrace menu seven days a week, for lunch and dinner.

Distance from farm: 12.2 miles

The King’s Head

The Green, Bledington, Oxon, OX7 6XQ

Phone: 01608 658365

Email: info@kingsheadinn.net

Website: www.thekingsheadinn.net

An Idyllic Cotswolds pub gloriously situated on a picturesque village green. Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing bought The King’s Head Inn in June 2000 and have worked extremely hard on building the Inn’s excellent reputation for delicious food and a great atmosphere.

Distance from farm: 12.4 miles

The Royal Oak

High Street, Ramsden, Oxfordshire, OX7 3AU

Phone: 01993 868213

Email: info@royaloakramsden.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Royal-Oak-Inn-Ramsden-103360769751135/

Opening times: Monday to Friday – 11.30 – 3.30 and 6.30 – 11.00(Food available 12.00 – 2.00 & 7.00 – 10.00). Saturday  – 11.30 – 11.00 (Food available 12.00 – 2.00 and 6.00 – 10.00). Sunday  – 12.00 – 10.30 (Food available 12.00 – 9.00)

The Royal Oak is a listed coaching Inn dating from the 17th century. Great English Country pub, cosy fire, good selection of wines, and beers.

Distance from farm: 14 miles

The Horse and Groom

Upper Oddington, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0XH

Tel: 01451 830584

Email: info@horseandgroomoddington.com

Website: www.horseandgroomoddington.com

An independently managed Freehouse. It’s a quintessential English Country Village Inn, dating back to 1580. This Grade II Listed Cotswold stone inn is full of character with open log fires, a bar, large dining area, outside terrace and beer garden, complete with a large private car park. The Horse & Groom is a great place to relax, eat and drink with a guaranteed warm and friendly welcome from their experienced team.  From its early days as a simple hostelry it has been updated without losing its wonderful charm.  Featured in The Good Pub Guide, Alastair Sawday’s Special Places, Good Beer Guide, Michelin Guide to Pubs.

Distance from farm 14.2 miles

The Feathered Nest Country Inn

Nether Westcote
Oxfordshire OX7 6SD

Tel: +44 (0)1993 833030

E-mail: info@thefeatherednestinn.co.uk

Website: http://www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk/index.html

The Feathered Nest Country Inn is nestled in the scenic and historic village of Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire. Centered in the heart of the Cotswolds, it affords fantastic panoramic views over the Evenlode valley. All the gardens have been re-landscaped and the verandah areas have been extended for al fresco dining. The quality of our food is at the heart of The Feathered Nest, offering modern British cooking. Head Chef, Kuba Winkowski, and his team source ingredients and produce from local suppliers, where possible. This attest to the freshness of the ingredients and in turn supports local farmers and suppliers, whilst reducing their carbon footprint on the environment.

Distance from farm:  17.2 miles

The Royal Oak

26 Witney Street, Burford , OX18 4SN

Phone: 01993 823278

Email: info@royaloakburford.co.uk

Website: www.royaloakburford.co.uk

Mon-Thurs 12:00 – 23:00 Fri & Sat 12:00 – 24:00 Sun 12:00 – 19:00

Their relaxing Bar and Restaurant areas feature oak beams and a log fire. They offer an excellent range of conditioned Ales, Lagers, Ciders and Fine Wines. The food offering features classic Gastro Pub fare or, for lunch, you can try one of their full to the brim baguettes or ciabattas. For the summer months they also boast a sun trapped beer garden where you can kick back and relax over a cool beer or a glass of Pimms. A warm and friendly welcome awaits from this family run business who will be only too happy to assist in any of your needs.

Distance from farm:  17.1 miles

The Swan Inn

Swinbrook, Near Burford, Oxon, OX18 4DY

Phone: 01993 823339

Email: info@theswanswinbrook.co.uk

Website: www.theswanswinbrook.co.uk

An award winning pub situated alongside the attractive Windrush River and very much at the heart of the local village community in Swinbrook.

“The phrase ‘picture perfect’ was invented for The Swan Inn. Perched on the banks of the River Windrush, situated in one of the prettiest corners of the Cotswolds.” Glamour Magazine

“Is this the UK’s poshest pub? Inside the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s boutique inn the beer is artisan, the soap is handmade and the landlady is a blue blood.” The Daily Mail