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

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The Lamb Inn - Pub in Oxfordshire

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Sheep Street, Burford, OX18 4LR, Oxfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Jessica Pawley
+44 (0)1993 823155(landline)

For Cotswolds, comfort and antique-lovers – a flagstoned old bar, open fires, a grown-up restaurant, splendid walking, and gorgeous garden

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On Sheep Street, of course, The Lamb started life in the 15th century as a simple weaver’s cottage. Now the feel is altogether more luxurious… cosy in winter, lovely in the sunny, sheltered courtyard garden. After browsing the handsome High Street with its medieval, Tudor and Georgian facades, an aperitif or a pint by the magnificent fireplace is a fine way to start the evening. You dine in a light, elegant and slightly funky restaurant overlooking the garden, on great quality, locally sourced food like trout from Bibury, lamb from Barnsley and Wye Valley asparagus. Come with your dog - there’s delightful walking in the Windrush River Valley - and your brood who will love the children's menus, which include their own Sunday roasts. Afternoon tea is a treat, by the fire in winter or in the pretty, poppy-strewn garden in summer.

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.
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.

Local points of interest from Jessica Pawley:

Local points of interest from
Jessica Pawley:

  • • Cotswold Wildlife Park: Set in 160 acres surrounding a beautiful Victorian Manor House, the Wildlife Park is home to a wonderful collection of animals from Rhinos and Reptiles to Lions and Lemurs! Discounted tickets are available from Reception.
  • • Burford Garden Company: Much more than your average Garden Centre! Think chic home interiors, an artisan food market, art gallery and award-winning café in addition to the plants, garden accessories and gift ideas that one might expect.
  • • Bibury Trout Farm: One of oldest (and prettiest) working trout farms in Britain covering 15 acres of the Coln Valley. With its crystal clear waters; it’s a sight to behold - and home to around 6 million trout every year!
  • • Blenheim Palace: Around half an hour by car, Blenheim Palace is famed for being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The palace is set in 2,100 acres of manicured parkland and regularly hosts events. Inside, you can enjoy an upstairs/downstairs tour.
  • Daylesford Organic: A farm shop, kitchen and cookery school specialising in organic, fresh, seasonal produce; Daylesford is a foodie’s dream! Enjoy veggies fresh from the kitchen garden, award-winning cheeses from the Creamery, artisan bread and pastries.
  • Kelmscott Manor: This beautiful Grade I listed Tudor Farmhouse is located in the village of Kelmscott adjacent to the River Thames. Dating back to the late 1500’s, the Manor now homes an outstanding collection of possessions and works from William Morris
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds, once back at the Lamb enjoy a pint in by the fire or the garden (weather depending), then retire to your quiet bedroom. "

Gwen - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

June 2019

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Starters from £7. Mains from 18. Sunday lunch 2 courses £25, 3 courses £29.50.




Sheep Street, Burford, OX18 4LR, Oxfordshire


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