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The Clanfield Tavern

££ - £££, British,
Bampton Road, Clanfield OX18 2RG, England
+44 1367 810117
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bampton Road, Clanfield OX18 2RG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table booked for 4 on the 7th July for a nice country pub meal ... was not to be as a live band was setting up in the room next door and there had obviously been a BBQ function that afternoon as...More

Thank lynnandharv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Sunday Lunch here on a Groupon Voucher. The pub itself is a proper country pub with open fires and old stone floors. They have a good range of beers etc. The staff where welcoming and pleasant the service was also good. Only one...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 27 May 2018

27.5.18 what a fantastic Sunday roast. I had the beef and pork mix the most delicious Yorkshire pudding every, gummy gravy and fantastic cauliflower cheese. I would highly recommend the food at the clanfield tavern especially the roast. Excellent service, friendly helpful staff. The best...More

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very friendly pub with lots going on. The food was OK pretty much good pub grub and the choice of real ale was OK. The draught cider was a bonus. I would recommend the Clanfield - it must have been OK as whilst in the...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Dreadful land lady. Gobby, loud, Rude. Lack of food. Ran out of 3 out of 4 meats. Portions were terrible. To which we were told they had to save the food for people who had booked as we were just 'walk ins' WILL NOT BE...More

1  Thank sophiee s
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Groupon Voucher. Two steaks and a drink. On arrival was advised what we could have to drink, seated swiftly, advised of the menu options and how the deal worked. Food was served in good time & very tasty. Would definitely return to have again -...More

Thank Missybilly
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Had a meal here then a few drinks after. The food was divine!!! It was lovely that the landlady made us feel welcome despite it clearly being a very local pub. Everyone was so friendly and we just felt like we fitted in. There was...More

Thank beaves1
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Great welcome and very friendly management. Impromptu afternoon drink and stayed all afternoon. They have a record player with lots of records. Real fires and lots of cosy rooms. Great pub food. Had a very memorable fun day in there.

1  Thank Sue J
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great pub friendly staff, great land ladies, great food and lovely decor and vibe loved the old the record player

1  Thank NAJenn
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a very disappointing expereince last Sunday on Mother's Day. We orderd the only vegeratrain option avalible, which took approx 50 mins to arrive. It was advertised as vegetable tart, but it was not. It was some sort of pastry with a few veggies...More

Thank ruthkeng
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bampton Road, Clanfield OX18 2RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Clanfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1367 810117
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History of The Clanfield Tavern The village pub we now know as The Clanfield Tavern was built in 1610 and named The Masons Arms, the date being recorded on the original fire-back - a copy of which can be seen in The Tavern over the fireplace. In the early 70's Harry and Jean Norton owned both the Plough and The Masons Arms, and they extended the Mason's Arms to include a derelict cottage which they bought from Ruth Fowler. At that time it was renamed the Plough Tavern, and it became The Clanfield Tavern when it later changed hands. Since 1610. Besides being used as a public house, it has been used as a meeting place for clubs and societies and also for village and parish business. In 1827 the Court Leet was held at the Masons Arms, when all males over the age of 12 years were required to attend for the purpose of electing three jurors. Properties were sold by Auction and Inquests were held there. Parish and Vestry business was conducted there until the Carter Institute was built., But the members still made there way to the Masons Arms for a little light refreshment after the meetings. During the reign of Queen Victoria organised sport began and Clanfield had a cricket team which played in Mr Clinch's field (possibly the feeding ground field behind Chestlion Farm). Afterwards the team would meet in the Masons Arms for a meal. As it was the only pub registered in the village just then it was a focal point for any celebrations that were to be held. The Clanfield Band was formed in 1912 and played for the first time on Boxing Day at 6am - showing great enthusiasm! The Masons Arms was the place they would meet for practice, and to enjoy a drink after all that dry work, keeping the young Harry Clarke awake in his bedroom at the Post Office next door. Drink was said to be a problem in Clanfield, and the cost of being found drunk was high - 1/6d plus 3/6d costs or 7 days in prison. The charge of furiously driving a horse could cost even more. In 1876 Lance Collet was fined 10s plus 1s 6d at Burford after being found guilty of that charge, and Thomas Beckingsale, baker of Clansfield , was found guilty of the same charge and fined 14s with 26s for driving furiously at Brize Norton. In 1958 The Clanfield Friendly Society was formed at the Masons Arms. People felt they needed more security, especially at times of illness. This provided an opportunity for an annual celebration with a church service
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