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.