The Red Lion Pub & Kitchen
Located in Blewbury, The Red Lion Pub & Kitchen is run by chef-proprietor Phil Wild and his wife Arden, who took over this charming pub in early 2016. It boasts three lovely en-suite guest bedrooms for those visiting from further afield, and the superb food offering and wonderful renovated interior was recently recognised with a nomination for the best gastropub at the Oxford Mail & Times Food Awards.
Passionate about local produce, Phil champions suppliers from the local area and crafts seasonal menus that showcase his wealth of experience working in iconic British inns and hotels, including multi-award-winning establishments. Vegetarian options are always on offer, along with dishes to suit those with food allergies and intolerances. All of the dishes at The Red Lion Pub & Kitchen are prepared fresh to order, and even the bread, jam, ice cream, and cured salmon are made daily. Sample the likes of treacle-cured salmon with horseradish and celeriac remoulade finished with sea herb dressing. Follow with roast duck breast with cauliflower purée and orange and vanilla reduction. Desserts here are stunningly executed and typify Phil’s attention to detail. Expect delightful flavour combinations such as iced clotted cream and granola parfait with elderflower-poached strawberries, and dark chocolate mousse with poached pear and shortbread.