Review on The Fish

Set in a pretty Thames-side village popular with anglers and famous as the last resting place of writer George Orwell, this unassuming Victorian hostelry has established itself as a prime destination for good food, drink and hospitality.

Given the piscatorial name, it's no surprise that seafood has always been one of the pub's specialities. The tradition is alive and well, thanks to the efforts of the resident kitchen team. Visitors can enjoy a full complement of enticing dishes including spicy marinated squid salad with tomato and coriander, whole baked dorade with lemon and thyme, and medallions of monkfish with scallops, saffron sauce and lemon rice; there's also cod and chips if you fancy something traditional.

Away from the sea, the kitchen offers things like breaded goats' cheese salad with walnuts and plum chutney, slow-cooked oxtail with mash and Gressingham duck breast with five spices and prune sauce. As for desserts, choose something exotic (mango and passion fruit delight with mango sorbet) or something old-fashioned (treacle sponge and custard). The wine list has a good spread of well-chosen bottles ranging from Southwest France all the way to South Australia.

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Seafood / Anglo French


Jean-Phillipe Lesecq

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00 Tue-Sat (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00 Tue-Fri (9.30pm Fri-Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Fish

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • 50 covers


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Fish
4 Appleford Road
Sutton Courtenay
OX14 4NQ

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