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

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The Radnor Arms - Pub in Oxfordshire

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Coleshill, SN6 7PR, Oxfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Tom & Shona
+44 (0)1793 766667(landline)

Nestled on the Coleshill estate not far from Faringdon, a small but perfectly formed pub with a hugely warm welcome for hungry walkers, travellers and locals

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Arriving at this former farrier's smithy out of the squall of a winter's day, we were met by the sweet aroma of woodsmoke in the welcoming bar. Simon was a regular here for twenty years before the National Trust offered him the reins; now he's running the Radnor with aplomb. From the art on the walls to the neat little beer garden, this is a pub run with passion and a lot of energy. Settle on a deep red banquette and choose from the menu of local, seasonal and affordable dishes. Try the hearty starters and bar snacks, such as macaroni cheese or rabbit terrine with Bloody Mary chutney and rustic bread. Our smoke-roasted sea bass with new potatoes and a poached egg was a feast of flavours, thanks to the pub's charcoal-fired Harrison oven. Everything on the menu can be ordered in a small portion for children. Walk it off in the nearby bluebell woods.

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 Tom & Shona:

Local points of interest from
Tom & Shona:

  • Former pub in a unique historical National Trust village with a stunning Capability Brown park to explore
  • Coleshill House trained woman to become secret agents in WW2. The house caught on fire in the 50's.
  • Producer Sir George Martin, of the Beatles fame, use to live next door until his death.
  • Neighbours include Jason Donovan and Emma Watson
  • Some of our produce comes from families organic farms.
  • The pub is leased by a community of 6 shareholders all local business folk.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Lovely quaint pub in a stunning village. Popped in for dinner with my friend and we were delighted with the small freshly prepared menu. I had the sea bass and she had the charcoal cooked steak, both delicious. It's not a big pub so I imagine you need to reserve a table on weekends."

Kris - Cricklade, United Kingdom

February 2020
"What you should expect of every good country pub. Excellent food, great atmosphere, great ethos and the art is surprisingly pleasing for a pub. In fact, it is the pub that I would like to have in my village."

Beverly - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

February 2020

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Starters from £5. Mains from £13.


Mon all day. Tues until 6pm.


Coleshill, SN6 7PR, Oxfordshire


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