The Double Red Duke | Pub in Oxfordshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Double Red Duke - Pub in Oxfordshire

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Bourton Road Clanfield, Bampton, OX18 2RB, Oxfordshire
England, United Kingdom

The Double Red Duke
https://www.countrycreature...
+44 (0)1367 810222(landline)

An immaculately restored old inn with generous bedrooms, great food, ale and wine. Locals love it as much as those who make it a destination

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This was probably always a hostelry of some sort: the big building sits on the road in the heart of the sleepy village, close to Bampton of Downton Abbey fame. Food is a big priority and chef, Richard Sandiford, cooks on an open fire in the centre of the dining room - a performance art. English lamb, beef, pork, oysters and hand cut chips - the menu is seasonal and local and children can make their own pizzas. Five pumps grace the bar: all local including Clavell & Hind's, Rook Wood. There are plenty of different places to settle with your drink and a newspaper: the bar area, a cosy corner with potted plants and views of the kitchen and lots of snugs with books and games. Spill out into the garden on warm days, walk onto the Thames Path from the village, hire bikes, unwind in lovely English countryside.

Features
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
WiFi
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from The Double Red Duke:

Local points of interest from
The Double Red Duke:

  • Close to the River Thames at Lechlade, Kelmscott or Buscot. Hire a boat at Lechlade or maybe have a swim at Buscot.
  • William Morris' Kelmscott Manor only 5-10 minutes away.
  • Bampton - where much of Downton Abbey was filmed ,is just down the road
  • The dreaming spires of Oxford are only 20-30 minutes away, a lovely day out.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"The village locals must be delighted. What was a closed down old wreck is now beautifully restored, but without losing an ounce of its character. Food is taken seriously, rooms are comfortable and quirky, the staff are enthusiastic and well-trained. A treat to come and stay here, with children or as a couple for a romantic weekend. Bring the dog too!"

Nicola - Sawday's Inspector, United Kingdom

March 2021

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Meals:

Wine by the glass, from £6.50. Starters from £9, mains from £10.50, puddings from £7. Sunday lunch, 2 courses £30, 3 courses £40. Kids menu available.

Closed:

Rarely.

Address:

Bourton Road Clanfield, Bampton, OX18 2RB, Oxfordshire

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