The Highway Inn
“In the heart of pretty Burford, gateway to The Cotswolds”
The Highway is a 15th-century coaching inn, offering a traditional warm welcome along with comfortable modern touches. You’ll find a high-quality menu of seasonal and local produce, served in the dining room, cellar or main bar, with its beamed ceilings and original stone fireplace. There’s also a sunny outdoor terrace and a secluded courtyard with log fire. The well-stocked bar has Hook Norton Hooky and a guest ale on handpump, and menus always include a pie of the day, fresh fish and chips and some excellent steaks.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £10
- Open all year
- Wide selection of ciders
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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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