The Maytime Inn
“A very good wine selection. Good focus on South African wines as these are a speciality.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's View
The Maytime Inn is a 17th-century Cotswold countryside pub that once had its own smithy. Inside you'll find a traditional inn with a modern twist to the tasteful decor and seating; expect scrubbed wooden tables, a warming fire and plenty of atmosphere. There's a well-stocked bar which is proud of its gin choices (over 150!). Local ingredients abound – for mains, you might try the lamb rump with wild garlic and lamb belly fritter, local Bibury trout with pea puree and new potatoes, or the Inn's infamous wild boar burger with skinny chips. Dogs miss none of the fun – there are treats available for four-legged friends too.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 70
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12:00
- Lunch served until: 14:30 (Sundays until 15:00)
- Dinner served from: 18:00
- Dinner served until: 21:30 (last reservation at 21:15)
- Wines under £30: 15
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 45
- Cuisine style: Classic British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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