I would have liked to give 3.5 stars for this pub/restaurant but of course the ratings won't allow it. My wife and I recently went for a meal whilst we were holidaying in the area. I understand that it has recently been taken over, and I think there is real potential. The beer is kept well, and the pub itself is pleasant and welcoming. The food was OK, but if anything they were almost trying to hard, to be a little different. I had prawns in chilli to start, and these were good, but I'm not sure why they were served in a bowl of hot oil. My wife had pate and this was excellent. I asked if they would combine the sea bass main, with the salmon accompaniment ie Potato and Chorizo salad, and they were happy to accomodate this, and it was very reasonable - perhaps the sea bass was a little overcooked. My wife had the fish and chips - but this came with creamed peas!! Not garden peas or mushy peas - but creamed peas (peas in cream)- and it just didn't work. The staff were pleasant and helpfull, and the manager was eager to know what we thought, and was superbly attentive. Once they get the basics right I think this could be a very good pub/restaurant.
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- The Gate Hangs High Hook Norton, Oxfordshire