The Sir Charles Napier

“Top notch cooking and stunning gardens” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

CHINNOR, OXFORDSHIRE

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's view

The red-brick and wooden-beamed Sir Charles Napier enjoys a peaceful countryside setting in the Chiltern Hills. Inside, the dining room has a cosy feel with double doors leading to the most delightful terrace with mature vines and honeysuckle. In the summer months, an alfresco meal here can be enjoyed gazing across the magnificent garden and manicured lawn. The cooking is equally as impressive, a meal perhaps kicking off with barbecued lobster tail, white asparagus and buttermilk and chive dressing. To follow, perfectly pink saddle of lamb turns up with Wye Valley asparagus, pommes sarladaises and black garlic purée. Leave room for their millionaire’s chocolate pot.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
The Sir Charles Napier
Sprigg's Alley,CHINNOR,OX39 4BX
Phone : 01494 483011

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 25–26 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 41
  • Wines over £30: 198
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: Modern British, European
  • Vegetarian menu

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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