Review on Tower Inn

Built around 1347 to accommodate the men working on the Collegiate Chantry of St Mary and later used as the college guesthouse for dispensing alms and sustenance, the Tower Inn is still in the hospitality business.

The pub stands in the shadow of the original chantry tower (or what is left of it), tucked away in a tiny lane behind some cottages. Going inside is like 'walking through a portal in time' (says the landlord), and it's certainly everyone's idea of a quintessential English hostelry, right down to the skull-cracking beams, flagstone floors, church-pew seating and blazing log fires.

Excellent real ales, a better-than-average pub wine list, and good food are plus points for visitors. On the menu you might find platters of locally smoked seafood, chicken liver and wild mushroom terrine, slow-cooked lamb shank with plum, rosemary and redcurrant jus, and whole roast sea bass, as well as desserts such as cappuccino crème brûlée or treacle and orange tart with clotted cream.

Tower Inn is also featured in: AA Guide

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Gastro pub


Dominique Prandi

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm

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Facilities at Tower Inn

  • Childrens menu
  • Private parties


Accomodation is available, (3 rooms)


Tower Inn
Church Road

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