We are so delighted that both the King’s Head Inn, Bledington and The Swan Inn, Swinbrook are included in the Times Weekend section listing Britain’s 30 top pubs.
A PIE, A PINT AND A GREAT VIEW – BRITAIN’S 30 TOP PUBS
Whether you want a roast dinner with friends, a romantic night away, or just a quiet drink, these are the very best places. Chosen by the Good Pub Guide.
The King’s Head Inn, Bledington, Gloucestershire
The King’s Head Inn sits atop a grassy mound that overlooks a small river. There are six charming bedrooms. Its bar, with harmoniously mismatched furnishings, has plenty of small corners to cosy up in with a glass of its popular merlot. The seasonal menu offers dishes such as grilled Cornish plaice in tarragon butter, charred lemon and smoked pancetta. It’s also famous for its salads and sharing boards for about £16.
OX7 6XQ; 01608 658365
The Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire
Sleep at the Swan’s riverside cottage then head to the pub for a lazy Sunday afternoon and play a board game or relax in front of the television.
This converted stone barn is the sister of the King’s Head Inn at Bledington and encompasses the same community-driven ethos. Try the confit duck leg with roasted sweet potatoes (£17.95).
Swinbrook, near Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4DY; 01993 823339,
Telephone: 01608 658365