Review on The Crown Inn
Hidden away in a peaceful village close to the River Glyme and the 'end stone' of the Rollright Stone's configuration (hence the village name Church Enstone), the creeper-clad Crown Inn is a seventeenth-century stone inn, enthusiastically run by Tony and Caroline Warburton. Inside, there's a cottagey bar with a seagrass floor and real ales on hand pump, plus a choice of two eating areas.
Tony Warburton cooked at the Three Choirs Vineyard, Newent before defecting to Oxfordshire. He is noted for his commitment for local produce and his straightforward approach to things culinary - so visitors can expect generous, boldly flavoured dishes along the lines of fishcakes with coriander and chilli mayonnaise, pheasant breast with chipolatas, bacon and cranberry jus or wild mushroom frittata with rocket salad.
His steak pie made with locally reared Dexter beef and Hooky Ale is a firm favourite, and his inventory of desserts might range from caramelised apple tart to bread-and-butter pudding. Sunday lunch is bestseller, with roasts as the centrepiece.
The Crown Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card