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The Maytime Inn

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Asthall | Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW, England
+44 1993 822068
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are new to the area and live nearby so were delighted when we stumbled across this pub. We had been for a walk and popped in on a heaving Sunday and were only able to have some drinks and bar nibbles - not a problem, it was pleasing to see it so full. We had a lovely afternoon with... More 

Thank SamJG
Leeds, United Kingdom
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632 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated a short distance off the A40 near to a roundabout to the east of Burford. It has a very pleasant external area for use in warmer weather. We visited for lunch on a Saturday. After a slightly formal welcome, we were shown to a table in one of the pleasant small dining areas. The menu had... More 

Thank Travelexperience12
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

There was a time when The Maytime went through a dodgy period, the service was awful and the food was unremarkable. It now has a charming, welcoming atmosphere with a well priced menu, good service and great quality food. Whether these improvements will be maintained when they are busy is another matter, but I hope so. Some of the dishes... More 

Thank Andrewmpbyrne
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Four of us visited for Sunday lunch. The pub/restaurant is lovely - the village is tiny and very quaint. We couldn't get in the car park as it was too busy so parked on the narrow road outside. The staff are very attentive and the menu looked appetising but, to coin a phrase, the menu reads well but doesn't necessarily... More 

Thank Ril0804
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Were taken by local friends for dinner on a Friday. Initial impressions excellent but the food my wife and I ordered was extremely poor. The whitebait starter was limp and not as hot as it should be. We both ordered the duck breast which turned out to be extremely tough and chewy. the spinach beneath it was very gritty and... More 

Thank gordona543
Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This place ha never failed to impress both with food and accommodation, went there today for a birthday lunch and it made the day perfect, also some lovely walks around the area. Also Burford Garden Centre is worth a visit along with antique centres......thank you to the staff at The Maytime Inn......xxx

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Oxford England
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had lunch here on a most beautiful late summer day in mid-September. It was pleasantly warm and we dined outside under the trees in the courtyard overlooking beutiful English countryside.. The Maytime takes food very seriously and the chef shows imagination and creativity. We both had a fish dish. The fish was very fresh and tasty, The desserts were... More 

Thank Wuffie
Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A group of friends went for lunch to celebrate a recent birthday. Was very disappointed with the service; it look 2 hours to be served a starter (no cooking involved) & 4 main courses. We were looking forward to ordering puddings, but ran out of time! Coffee took another 20 mins to appear. Can't really comment much on the food... More 

Thank rachel B
Franklin, Tennessee
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We walked to Asthall from Burford. It was a warm day, and we were so pleased to find this pub in Asthall. It has a lovely garden out back with room for a lot of people. We were there on a Thursday, so it wasn't crowded. Good for us! The interior is also very nice. Highly recommended!

Thank cphannah
Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were a group of four and decided to try The Maytime again as we hadn't been for a long time.... It is in a beautiful village with lovely views. The outside seating areas are lovely and the inside has been beautifully renovated. We were all very impressed with the change. We all studied the menu and we were all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 57
British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asthall | Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 822068
  • This restaurant is at The Maytime Inn
Dominic and Alfie (the dog) would like to welcome you to The Maytime Inn. Nestling in the heart of the beautiful, peaceful and historic Cotswold village of Asthall. Under new ownership and newly refurbished everything is designed to make your visit more enjoyable, from the new herb garden to our relaxing bar and restaurant areas. Our young and passionate team will do their best to ensure a visit to the Inn is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. To book accommodation with us online, please click HERE Only less than half a mile off the A40 or B4047 you will find yourself in another world. The river Windrush meanders gently through the beautiful countryside a stones throw from The Maytime Inn which dates back to the 17th Century and in times gone by was a coaching inn with its own Smithy. The village of Asthall features on many walking routes and what better place than The Maytime to stop, rest and refresh yourself. Your dog may also appreciate a drink! The Maytime Inn is independent and fiercely so, because of this we can offer you a range of excellently conditioned, regularly changing local ales, ciders and a wide selection of fine wines by the glass. Our Award Winning Chef and his team will set out to delight whether you choose from the a la carte menu, pub classics or even a sandwich. We only use the finest fresh local produce in each dish so you can be ensured of a quality meal, be it a candle lit dinner or a sandwich at lunch. The village of Asthall is the original home of the famous Mitford sisters and also has a stunning old church set next to the Manor house which regularly hosts popular public events. The Maytime Inn is within easy striking distance of Burford, Oxford and Cheltenham as well as many other local attractions. If you need more time to explore the area, or simply want a few nights away in quiet, beautiful rural surroundings, we have six en-suite guest bedrooms so we can ensure a truly personal service. We will also be happy to discuss with you club meetings/dinners and private functions. We look forward to greeting you at The Maytime Inn and we promise to do our best to ensure you leave with a belly full of fine food, excellent wine and with happy memories.

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