The White Horse Inn occupies a central position in the village of Duns Tew on the edge of the Cotswolds. This 17th-century coaching inn is surrounded by scenic countryside and quaint cottages and, with its open fireplaces, exposed stonework and traditional flagstone flooring, exudes all the charm of a classic country pub. Located just a 20-minute drive from both Oxford and Bicester, and just an hour away from London, this venue is also the ideal spot for tourists seeking a peaceful escape within easy reach of some exciting sightseeing and shopping locations.
With rooms of varying sizes, the White Horse is perfect for a weekend getaway. Each room is decorated in a traditional style, with warm colours, vintage furniture and tartan patterns creating a chic but homely feel.
A visit to the White Horse isn’t complete without a meal in the gorgeous restaurant. The menu celebrates British produce and many of the ingredients come from local suppliers such as the vegetables and fruit, which come from an organic farming group based just outside Deddington. The selection of dishes changes regularly in order to showcase the best seasonal produce, so diners are guaranteed a varied selection of freshly prepared plates throughout the year.
Start by casting your eye over the choice of starters – be sure to ask the friendly staff for their recommendations if you can’t decide. Starters typically include British classics such as smoked haddock fishcake, piping hot leek and potato soup and a traditional ham hock terrine served with sourdough toast. Next, meat-eaters will be torn between the slow-roasted belly pork with root vegetable mash, and the tender half roast chicken with fries. Meanwhile, the fish and chips is a favourite amongst adults and kids, and vegetarians can choose from carefully crafted plates such as a delicate but creamy mushroom risotto. Finally, treat yourself to an indulgent dessert; with apple strudel, chocolate mousse and carrot cake on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Over at the bar, visitors will find three different guest ales, as well as an extensive selection of whiskey, gin and wine. With such a fantastic selection of food and drinks all served up in a convivial atmosphere, you’re sure to be impressed by the White Horse.