The Greyhound, Wootton, England

Our last meal out in England was at The Greyhound, a 17th Century Cotswold Stone pub. This is a real treasure of a find, with antique decor and an olde worlde feel. Alfred White, the founder of Whites of Appleton, lived and worked there from 1850 to 1876.

The Greyhound

The Greyhound

The menu, which changes often, is styled as British gastro pub dishes. Expect daily drinks options such as Gin Ting Passionfruit Gin, Sloemotion’s Hedgerow Blackberry and Apple Gin or Cotswold No.1 Wildflower Gin all served with a different style tonic and individual garnishes. Draught beer and cider on tap, and a really good wine list. Meals ordered around the table included the Korean fried broccoli (£6.95); braised shoulder of lamb (£21.95) and vegan nachos (£11.95). Dave and I went for the deep fried cod in beer batter (£15.95) which was served with chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. Only when my meal arrived at the table did my aunt ask why I had not asked for fresh peas. In fact, it never occurred to me, but next time …..

Fish And Chips

Lunch time

Our meal was absolutely fantastic and the perfect ending to what had been a stunning family and friends holiday. The service was good and if we ever find ourselves back in Abingdon we will go the The Greyhound again. Mostly because I want to try the British cheeses they have on offer. I had an Aspalls draught Suffolk cider (£4.55) with my meal, the boys had beer, Evie had a glass of the pinot grigio rosato (£5.5) and Anne had Kleine Zalze chenin blanc (£5.80). Contact them on +44 186 586 2110 (bookings essential).

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12 thoughts on “The Greyhound, Wootton, England

  1. those fish and chips look fabulous. and what a lovely old building. oh how i would love to visit england again but i don’t think i can ever face long-haul again!

    1. Knowing we were flying out that night, lamb felt too heavy! But usually that is my first choice for a meal out 🙂

  2. Hi Tandy,
    It all sounded delightful, Tandy. Before we retired to Spain, we toured parts of the UK we had neglected previously, and loved The Cotswolds, some of beautiful Shropshire, York, part of Derbyshire, the Lake District and North Wales The only downer being the torrential rain in the Lake District and Wales (which was half expected. Hey ho!) We love living in Spain (nearly 22 years now) but I still miss the green, green fields, although the country is overpopulated and now very expensive for us pensioners… Keep your wonderful dishes sizzling away… Hugs xx

    1. I loved Wales, despite the rain! Dave and I have done a fair bit of travelling around the UK, but not nearly enough. Sadly, it is very expensive for us to visit there too often. Which is why we tend to go to Italy more than any other destination.

  3. Oh how I miss England! And the pubs/gastro pubs. My daughter and her British husband bought a house in Connecticut recently and it looks like a pub! And it was built in 1763. A perfect place to live!

  4. We took a Cotswalds Tour many years ago, and the buildings were very picturesque. Just a short drive from our house, though, is a collection of antique buildings called Greenfield Village, which includes several farm buildings that were brought stone-by-stone from the Cotswalds. So it feels familiar.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    1. Wow, that is amazing that the building near you are from Cotswold stone. Seems like a huge waste of resources now, but they must be really something to see 🙂

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