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The Maytime Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Asthall | Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW, England
+44 1993 822068
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We joined friends just before Christmas for a pre-celebratory dinner. The Maytime is situated in the heart of a true Cotswold village. The food was delicious, cooked to order - so we had to wait a little while but the atmosphere is relaxed and you quickly adapt to your environment. Great quality food at reasonable prices. The only downside on... More 

Thank mpajp
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends for Sunday Lunch here having had a lovely time the first visit. Not impressed this time, hard roast potatoes, the Yorkshire Puddings were so crunchy they had obviously been reheated several times. Most of the waiting staff were very nice but the scruffy young man in jeans had an attitude problem. Think they need a more experienced... More 

Thank 1953Susan2014
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us ate here in December. Between us we had whiteboard and foccacia as starters. Main courses were steak and ale pie and 3 fish and chips. Then fish was excellent and chips were moist inside and crispy out. We were all too full to have dessert but did have coffee. Excellent food and good value. Would definitely recommend... More 

Thank ladywh0lunches
Witney, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dom and Andy (plus the lovely Alfie) always make us feel welcome and have a great range of interesting drinks and excellent ever changing food on offer. I love the sense of fun in the menu and the drinks list. This is good honest cooking to a high standard without all the poncey bits others think are needed.

Thank 107IanM107
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely looking building set in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds. It has a good size car park and lots of outdoor seating with a view in nice weather. The inside of the pub is really well laid out and interesting with the tables not set too close together. We stayed for just a sandwich lunch though... More 

Thank The_gardening_girl
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We are new to the area and live nearby so were delighted when we stumbled across this pub. We had been for a walk and popped in on a heaving Sunday and were only able to have some drinks and bar nibbles - not a problem, it was pleasing to see it so full. We had a lovely afternoon with... More 

1 Thank SamJG
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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646 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This restaurant is situated a short distance off the A40 near to a roundabout to the east of Burford. It has a very pleasant external area for use in warmer weather. We visited for lunch on a Saturday. After a slightly formal welcome, we were shown to a table in one of the pleasant small dining areas. The menu had... More 

Thank Travelexperience12
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

There was a time when The Maytime went through a dodgy period, the service was awful and the food was unremarkable. It now has a charming, welcoming atmosphere with a well priced menu, good service and great quality food. Whether these improvements will be maintained when they are busy is another matter, but I hope so. Some of the dishes... More 

Thank Andrewmpbyrne
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Four of us visited for Sunday lunch. The pub/restaurant is lovely - the village is tiny and very quaint. We couldn't get in the car park as it was too busy so parked on the narrow road outside. The staff are very attentive and the menu looked appetising but, to coin a phrase, the menu reads well but doesn't necessarily... More 

1 Thank Ril0804
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Were taken by local friends for dinner on a Friday. Initial impressions excellent but the food my wife and I ordered was extremely poor. The whitebait starter was limp and not as hot as it should be. We both ordered the duck breast which turned out to be extremely tough and chewy. the spinach beneath it was very gritty and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$55
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asthall | Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 822068
  • This restaurant is at The Maytime Inn
Dominic and Alfie (the dog) would like to welcome you to The Maytime Inn. Nestling in the heart of the beautiful, peaceful and historic Cotswold village of Asthall. Under new ownership and newly refurbished everything is designed to make your visit more enjoyable, from the new herb garden to our relaxing bar and restaurant areas. Our young and passionate team will do their best to ensure a visit to the Inn is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. To book accommodation with us online, please click HERE Only less than half a mile off the A40 or B4047 you will find yourself in another world. The river Windrush meanders gently through the beautiful countryside a stones throw from The Maytime Inn which dates back to the 17th Century and in times gone by was a coaching inn with its own Smithy. The village of Asthall features on many walking routes and what better place than The Maytime to stop, rest and refresh yourself. Your dog may also appreciate a drink! The Maytime Inn is independent and fiercely so, because of this we can offer you a range of excellently conditioned, regularly changing local ales, ciders and a wide selection of fine wines by the glass. Our Award Winning Chef and his team will set out to delight whether you choose from the a la carte menu, pub classics or even a sandwich. We only use the finest fresh local produce in each dish so you can be ensured of a quality meal, be it a candle lit dinner or a sandwich at lunch. The village of Asthall is the original home of the famous Mitford sisters and also has a stunning old church set next to the Manor house which regularly hosts popular public events. The Maytime Inn is within easy striking distance of Burford, Oxford and Cheltenham as well as many other local attractions. If you need more time to explore the area, or simply want a few nights away in quiet, beautiful rural surroundings, we have six en-suite guest bedrooms so we can ensure a truly personal service. We will also be happy to discuss with you club meetings/dinners and private functions. We look forward to greeting you at The Maytime Inn and we promise to do our best to ensure you leave with a belly full of fine food, excellent wine and with happy memories.

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