If you’re enjoying a brisk winter stroll through the quaint and quintessentially British village of Wendlebury in Oxfordshire and you’re searching for the perfect place to make a pit-stop for a delicious traditional Sunday roast, you’re in luck. Nestled in the heart of this charming village complete with its peaceful, gently flowing stream and picture-perfect postcard scenes and just a stone’s throw from the bustling town of Bicester is The Lion at Wendlebury, famous for serving up perhaps the best Sunday lunches in Oxfordshire.
Step through the doors to this characterful 17th-century pub and be welcomed by The Lion at Wendlebury’s traditional and cosy vintage-style décor, with its stone floors and walls, wooden ceiling beams, comfortable seating and log-burning fire which will immediately wrap you up in a much needed blanket of warmth; the perfect place to retreat from the wild winds and chilling temperatures of a British winter.
Once you’re at home within the venue’s walls, take a seat at the bar and enjoy a tempting tipple from the extensive range of ale, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks available while you build up a big appetite. Then, move to the pub’s light, bright, spacious and relaxing restaurant to peruse their sensational Sunday lunch menu which will make your tastebubs tingle in anticipation.
Whether you opt for the hearty roasted native breed dry-aged sirloin with slow-braised beef cheek, Lyonnaise onions and tarragon fritter, Yorkshire puddings and horseradish sauce or the pan-roasted Gloucester Old Spot pork fillet with slow-braised pork belly, sage-dusted crackling, and apple sauce, the foodie in you will be thrilled. With all their meat provided by Taste Tradition and from native cattle, their beef dry-aged for a minimum of 30 days, and all roasts served with bacon and sage cauliflower cheese, buttered savoy cabbage, glazed root vegetables, fat-roasted potatoes and gravy, you’ll never want to eat anything else on a Sunday again.
But Sunday lunches aren’t all The Lion at Wendlebury does exceptionally well. Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll be equally pleased with the extensive choice of delicious options that await you. Why not go all out and order their full English (also available in a vegetarian option), featuring Cumberland sausage, smoked bacon, roasted flat cap mushroom, grilled plum tomato, black pudding, fried bread, baked beans, and two eggs of your choice? If you don’t quite have the appetite for all of this, their classic eggs Benedict or sweet Belgian waffles make the perfect start to anyone’s day.
Their seasonal lunch and dinner menus will also delight, with shared starters including the hearty garlic and rosemary Camembert and a vegetarian mezze comprising marinated courgette, aubergine, onions, hummus, artichoke and smoked tomatoes. Mains include king prawn and chorizo linguine, Thai vegetable curry, pub classics like the beer-fed beefburger and beer-battered haddock, and a number of enticing grilled dishes. The homemade sandwiches are also ideal as a lunchtime bite.
Head over to The Lion at Wendlebury’s website to browse through the entire range of tempting dishes on offer and to read more about this exceptional venue. Also, be sure to follow them on their Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest news and events.