The Hollybush | Pub in Oxfordshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Hollybush - Pub in Oxfordshire

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35 Corn Street, Witney, OX28 6BT, Oxfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Alex Vaughan
+44 (0)1993 708073(landline)

Worth a big detour: a historic Cotswolds town pub run by young landlords with oodles of ideas, and the passion to make the place fly

From the beer-battered gherkins to the Brixham plaice with samphire, the food at the Hollybush is amazing. Run by two local chaps, it’s a gorgeous old pub on the Cotswolds’ fringes in the market town of Witney, replete with homely touches: twinkling lights, modern log-burner, candles in pewter holders. The staff are helpful and delightful, serving craft beers, sparkling wines, ciders, ales and home-cured gin, and a monthly changing menu using the best local ingredients. On Sundays, you have a choice of five roasts, or opt for a grazing platter with mini fish and chips, squid rings, garlic and chilli king prawns. Our smokey pigs’ cheeks with pickled beets and black pudding was outstanding. Puddings are faultless; try vanilla panna cotta with poached rhubarb. Outside: a part-covered, heated courtyard, one more fabulous surprise.

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).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
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.

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Starters from £5.50. Mains from £12.50.


Open all day.


35 Corn Street, Witney, OX28 6BT, Oxfordshire


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