A short walk from Oxford but a world away from its hustle and bustle is The Fishes in North Hinksey. This attractive Victorian building is set in three acres of wooded grounds beside a nearby stream, boasting delightfully tranquil gardens with lots of shade - perfect for picnics, barbecue parties or a lazy Sunday afternoon snooze once you've polished off lunch and the papers. Alternatively, ponder in peace on the spacious deck while the children enjoy the playground. It's no wonder the pub features in the Michelin Guide and has won awards for its alfresco dining. Great beers, real ales and wines are served from the busy bar, while the eatery offers a superb line-up of fresh seasonal dishes, perfectly cooked steaks, sustainably sourced fish options, deli boards for sharing and even a Sunday lunch.