Burford’s individual shops, quaint streets and rich history mean that it’s worth exploring whether you visit for the day or a longer stay. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a beautiful old pub like The Golden Pheasant is just what the doctor ordered.
Wet your whistle with a tipple from the wine list or one of the regularly changing ales while you peruse the menu – I guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice. Speak to anyone in the know about what to order and they’ll point you in the direction of the pub’s homemade pizzas. Made using their own hand-stretched dough, The Golden Pheasant’s crispy pizzas are cooked to Italian-style perfection in the pub’s very own pizza oven. Or maybe you’ll be tempted by the grill and get stuck into a juicy chargrilled steak. Every hearty meal is made from scratch using fresh ingredients, and desserts are just as lovingly made – you’ll find an apple pie with custard to rival your mum’s here. It’s easy to see why The Golden Pheasant is a Burford favourite.
Laid-back and lively, it’s just the place to bring the family after a weekend ramble, to spend a winter’s evening or even to stay and explore the area further, as this 200-year-old pub has a number of newly refurbished rooms. With four-poster beds, en-suite facilities and a traditional English breakfast in the morning, it’s a tempting prospect.