Set on a main road through the affluent Oxfordshire village, the pub, established in the 1830s, is set across three stories. Although not listed, the site is within a conservation area and is noted by English Heritage.
The attractive garden has been the only large green space in the village and is often used by the local community for outdoor events, ensuring the restaurant remains an important feature at the heart of the village. A wide range of clientele support the restaurant, including from surrounding villages and towns, associated with several business parks & private schools, and from the recent development of some 1500 new houses.
The pub is well known for its food and throughout 2020 the business has shown resilience in difficult circumstances as well as a strong client base, resulting in a stable if not growing turnover. They now also serve breakfast, and had a shop during covid which helped loyalty with customers.
The ground floor frontage faces the busy road with a central entrance to the front behind a small wall. The largely open plan dining area with the bar is attractive and smartly furnished catering for around 50 covers, this is a food-led pub with a quality food offering.
First Floor; a good sized kitchen, with stainless-steel fixtures. Staff flat, with double bedroom, lounge, bathroom and utility room.
Lower ground floor; storage and cellar, including walk-in fridges
External trade areas; covered decking at the rear of the property, and beer garden with benched tables.
Modernised studio converted barn, for staff use.
Owners accommodation; modernised barn conversion, consisting of 2 bedrooms with en-suites, kitchen-lounge area.
The pub is free of ties and the current owners are selling due to retirement, although would be prepared to stay on a consultancy basis to help the new owners.