The Greyhound

The Greyhound

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Bessels Leigh, Abingdon, OX13 5PX

This former coaching inn, with its creeper-clad frontage and attractive gardens, really draws you in and once inside, you’re not disappointed. Its spacious but cosy interior with several interlinking rooms of different shapes and sizes creates an intimate feel.

We were warmly welcomed and, despite it being very busy indeed, drinks and menus arrived swiftly. The menu is original, seasonal and caters well for all tastes. I started with the pan-fried scallops, served with ham hock fritters, pea purée and lemon dressing. My husband had the equally exciting crispy salt beef terrine with gherkin and caper salad, and mustard ketchup. Not only were both starters immaculately presented, but the taste exceeded even this high standard. We followed with deep-fried cod in beer batter with chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, and the braised shoulder of lamb with Dauphinoise potatoes. Both dishes were simply delicious and each ingredient was packed with fresh flavour. Dessert comprised a salted caramel chocolate pot with malt cream and frosted hazelnuts, and the hot waffle with caramelised banana, toffee sauce, and vanilla ice cream – beautifully rich and the perfect complement to a wonderful evening. Portions are generous and the menu changes every six weeks, so there’s every reason to come back time and again. There’s also a well-considered children’s menu, making The Greyhound an excellent choice for a family meal.

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