The Clanfield Tavern
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Clanfield Tavern dates back to the 17th Century and yet manages to tick the old-world box as well as the contemporary-chic one. There's two very distinct styles here, meaning you can dip into each according to your mood. Start by sipping a pint of guest ale (there's a weekly changing selection) in the main building. Be careful not to knock your noggin on the original low beams as you take in the exposed brick walls, flagstone flooring and roaring fires. If your stomach is craving classic British pub fare, then The Clanfield Tavern's bar menu offers all the dishes you'd expect from a popular village pub. If it's a longing for something a little more fancy that's making your stomach rumble, head to the adjoining conservatory, where the style is more contemporary, with reclaimed oak floors, ethically sourced teak furniture and the most striking wine wall you will ever see.
Sustainability, locally sourced, seasonal... all buzz words that seem to be used in far too much abundance these days and, in many cases, incorrectly. At The Clanfield Tavern, however, we were pleased to find no need to question their claims. Dishes reflect the seasons and are therefore subject to change, meat is sourced from local farms and fish hails from only sustainable stocks - so keep an eye out for something a little less ordinary on the menu. What we did love was the 'what's coming from the garden' board. Innovative and really quite fun, this refers to The Clanfield Tavern's own heritage vegetable and herb garden, which aims to grow produce you may have never heard of (let alone sampled) before, such as white carrots and a multitude of coloured beets. We will without doubt be telling friends about the terrific Clanfield Tavern.