The Angel at Burford
Visit The Angel at Burford once, and you’ll forever want to return – that is both the blessing and the curse of this charming Oxfordshire venue. Located in a medieval town known as the gateway to the Cotswolds, and proud owners of an AA rosette, the team behind The Angel works hard to actualise their vision of a great pub and inn – a vision that comprises spectacular, honest food with a creative spark; cosy bedrooms with all the comforts of home; and, of course, a range of drinks that appeal to even the most avid connoisseurs.
The kitchen offers the best of both pub and restaurant dining, with menus available for breakfast, bar meals, à la carte dining, and a range of sandwiches for a light lunch. On our visit we ordered from the à la carte menu. The quality of the produce really shone through every dish that we sampled. The Hooky beer-braised beef cheeks stole the show as a main course, presented artfully with puréed carrot, sweet shallots, and pearl barley risotto.
After dinner, we moved to the bar where we were thoroughly impressed with the range of drinks on offer. From local Hook Norton ales to a diverse and well-researched wine list, we found it impossible to resist sampling a few tipples, which soon became new favourites. Luckily, there was a room free upstairs, which gave us a great excuse to stay for breakfast.