The Cherry Tree Inn
“British and European food at smart inn” - AA Inspector
Located at one of the highest points in the Chilterns, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cherry Tree Inn was originally three brick-and-flint cottages dating back to the 18th century. Modern, comfortable furnishings blend effortlessly alongside original flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and fireplaces. Brakspear’s Bitter and seasonal ales are on draught in the bar, where there is also a good range of gins and wines by the glass. An eat-anywhere policy means freedom to enjoy any of the British and European dishes in the bar, restaurant or the large south-facing garden. Start with the game terrine, followed by chicken and chorizo tagliatelle, mushrooms, peas and cream sauce perhaps.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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