Food & Drink

Local beers are always represented through brewers such as Hook Norton and Purity, all of which are within a short drive of The Dun Cow.

We’re just as committed to wine as we are to beer and we have carefully chosen a short, unpretentious, great value wine list. Most of them are available by the glass and have been chosen to compliment our menus as well as being great to drink on their own.

When it comes to food, we have a very straightforward approach to what eating in pubs should be about.

Firstly, we believe that the food should be simple. We have no “fine dining” aspirations; we believe that pub food should be about great value, big flavours and we wear our rough edges with pride.

Our menus are deliberately short, based on a few, well cooked, simple dishes (British classics along with Mediterranean and Asian favourites, too). They are made from the best ingredients we can find and prepared with passion and pride in our own kitchen.

Second, pub food should be local. We have fantastic farmers & growers in our corner of Oxfordshire, let’s support them. The vast majority of our food is sourced from within 30 miles of Hornton and our beef, lamb and pork are all bought directly from the farmers that raised them.

Finally, we believe that food should be seasonal. Our menus change frequently to reflect all that’s freshest and best.

Sample Menu (August 2018)