Burford’s individual shops, quaint streets and rich history mean it is 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 Inn 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 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 made 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 from 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 Inn 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.