We had heard such great things about the Cherry Tree and, indeed, are very fond of its' sister pub, The Unicorn. We were hugely disappointed. The setting is stunning and the pub garden and interior are delightful with wisteria climbing the front of the building. We too went on Bank Holiday Monday and waited over an hour and a half for our lunch. I agree with the below comment.. it was not that busy at all. Indeed, it was not at full capacity and there were many tables empty. When our food eventually did arrive there was only one other table eating and so I cannot understand why it took so long. When it did arrive, we sent the food back. It was hugely disappointing generally but more so given: the price, reputation of the pub, and the wait. I had a Cesar salad which I had ordered with dressing on the side. Needless to say it came dressed and was a couple of leaves of iceberg lettuce and a couple of anchovies. That was what we had waited so long for.
One member of staff was delightful and very helpful. The others were rude and unfriendly. I asked if our dogs might have a water bowl.. it was a very hot day and this is a "dog friendly" pub. When it hadn't arrived, after 20minutes,I chased it up, only to be told that they had more important things to deal with than water for my dogs. Safe to say the water bowl never arrived.
My husband had been away for the Sat and Sun of the bank holiday and so we had planned a lovely day, walking the dogs in Stoke Rowe, followed by lunch at The Cherry Tree. We left hungry and extremely disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful pub/inn/restaurant in Stoke Row, in the heart of the South Oxfordshire countryside in the Chiltern Hills. Elegant, chic design gives a warm, inviting feeling and the overall ethos of The Cherry Tree is one of comfort, enjoyment and relaxation. Food is key here with bi monthly menu changes of seasonal produce. Well kept beers, fantastic wines and great champagnes make this a place for a weekend away with a loved one, catch up with friends or equally happy catering for corporate groups. Likewise, it is a wonderful local pub in a beautiful Oxfordshire village. Four en-suite letting rooms in the barn are fresh, crisp, elegant and clean and most comfortable. Overall, a wonderful experience and not to be missed if in this part of the country. There is a definite air of class about this place and the London set flock to it in droves for a great country fix. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cherry Tree Hotel Henley-On-Thames
- Cherry Tree Hotel