On my visit, I couldn't decide between the Oxford Gold Beer battered Brixham haddock with not twice but thrice cooked chips and mushy peas or the chicken breast with a creamy mustard sauce from the daily specials. My husband and I ordered both and shared. Both dishes were delicious and our plates completely cleared. There's not a children's menu but there are high chairs available and my two year old tucked into and finished a bit of both of our meals.
You can't get fresher than vegetables from the garden
The Kenyan Head Chef, David Mwiti use local seasonal produce wherever possible and even goes one step further than many other gastropubs with many of the vegetables used from their own garden. They even have freshly laid eggs collected each morning from their hens which you can see outside.
Fresh eggs are collected daily from the free range chickens
On a sunny day, you'll want to spend sometime outside in their garden. I enjoyed wandering around the vegetable garden, the large chess set and throwing a few boule (petanque). You can also get up close to their free range chickens, the cuddly guinea pigs and keep an eye out for the cheeky ducks wandering around. There's even an assualt course for children to try out.
Hotel rooms are available at the Old Swan and Minster Mill (two separate buildings). The Old Swan has sixteen beamed rooms in a traditional style, perfect for a romantic getaway. For a contemporary twist try the Minster Mill. There are even a few rooms available if you want to bring your dog, who will also be warmly welcomed with their own bed and bowl.
There are great walks in the area and you're only a 5 minute stroll from Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote. After a long walk, why not have a relaxing massage at the Windrush Spa.