The Old Red Lion

“Village pub ideal for early birds” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

TETSWORTH, OXFORDSHIRE

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Our View

An airy, contemporary pub with traditional flourishes, ideal for trippers heading for the nearby Chilterns. Birdwatchers seeking red kites can stop by before or after hitting the hills, whilst cricketers inspecting the wicket on the adjacent village green pitch can call from mid-morning onwards. Not content with two restaurant areas and a bustling bar to run, the owners also host a village shop here. Beers from local microbreweries hit the spot, whilst timeless pub grub meals like sausage and mash fill the gap. Summer barbecues are popular, and there’s a mini beer festival every Easter.

The Old Red Lion
40 High Street, TETSWORTH, OX9 7AS
Phone : 01844 281274

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
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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