Shilton Rose & Crown

“Well-supported village local and destination food pub”



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A traditional Cotswold-stone inn dating back to the 17th century, whose two rooms retain their original beams and are warmed by a wood-burner and an open log fire. In the bar, Hook Norton Old Hooky might well partner Young’s Bitter and Ashton Press cider. As their pedigrees might lead you to expect, chef-landlord Martin Coldicott, who trained at London’s Connaught Hotel, and head chef Mike Evans, prepare above average, but simply presented food, typically pressed lamb shoulder with greens, carrot and mash; steak, ale and mushroom pie; or aubergine parmigiana baked with mozzarella. Bread and butter pudding or sticky toffee pudding for afters. You may eat and drink in the garden if the weather’s nice. Children are permitted at lunch.

Shilton Rose & Crown


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £11.50
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

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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