About Us

Owned since April 2011 by Adrian & Lisa Segens, The Dun Cow is the quintessential country pub. The main part of the building dates back to the 17th Century and is built of the distinctive local Ironstone with a thickly thatched roof. The floors in the oldest parts of the pub are the original flagstones and one can clearly see the wear that more than 400 years of visiting boots have created.

Originally, those boots would have belonged to the workers from what was the nearby Ironstone quarry but in recent times they are more likely to be those of the walkers that come to enjoy the beautiful and historic countryside around Hornton.

One of the “Ironstone Parishes”, most houses in the centre of the village are (like The Dun Cow) built of the distinctive local stone and thatched. The pub sits at the very centre of the village, close to the village green, children’s playground and the 12thCentury church of St John the Baptist.

Despite being a quiet rural idyll, Hornton is very close to major routes and attractions. Junction 11 of the M40 (Banbury) is less than six miles away and Hornton is only one mile off the A422, which is the route from the South for visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon, Edge Hill and on to the Cotswolds towns of Burford, Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water.

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