In the charming village of Oakley you’ll find The Bedford Arms, a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Those who visit invariably return thanks to the exceptional food and impeccable service they receive.
You can tell from the menu that the kitchen brigade are passionate about what they do. Dishes are created using the freshest local ingredients around, while many of the fruit and vegetables served are sourced from the allotment of their sister restaurant, The Hare & Hounds. Menus change with the seasons and starters may include the likes of confit duck leg served with watercress, a sesame and spring onion salad, and honey and mustard dressing. Follow with sorrel-crusted salmon supreme accompanied by horseradish crushed new potatoes and sugar snap peas, or perhaps mouth-wateringly tender slow-braised lamb shank with confit garlic mash, roasted shallots and mint gravy. There’s also an impressive selection of gluten-free options available. For dessert, opt for the sumptuous whisky and orange bread and butter pudding, or iced chocolate parfait with caramel sauce and crushed walnuts before perhaps rounding things off with a delicious liqueur coffee. You’ll find the bar is well stocked with premium spirits, beer and soft drinks as well as a tempting cocktail selection and a well-crafted wine list.