Good Pub Guide Recommended
Comfortable old inn with a good choice of wines, well liked bar food and seats outside; bedrooms
The original fireplaces in this 15th-c timber and stone building are lit every day between October and April, but in warmer months head for the high-walled courtyard garden with its painted chairs and picnic-sets under parasols; there are also a few picnic-sets above the pavement at the front. The bars have all sorts of interesting touches to look at but the main feature is the pair of large windows overlooking the bustle of the pretty High Street; each consists of several dozen panes of old float glass and has a long cushioned window seat. There are upholstered tartan, leather or button-back chairs around wooden tables on bare boards, mirrors and old photographs, and candles and fresh flowers. A small corner counter has Hook Norton Hooky and Hooky Gold on handpump, 20 wines (including champagne) by the glass and 13 malt whiskies; background music and board games. Bedrooms are individually decorated in a country house style.
Bar food times: 12-3, 5.30-9; 12-4, 5.30-9.30 Fri-Sun
High quality food includes ham hock and apple terrine with piccalilli, lightly dusted calamari with garlic and paprika mayonnaise, moroccan-spiced butternut squash tagine with flatbread and mint yoghurt, corn-fed chicken supreme with fondant potato, black garlic chicken sausage and tarragon jus, salmon fillet with burnt lemon butter and horseradish-crushed new potatoes, duck breast with cherry brandy sauce and crispy leeks, and puddings such as lemon curd meringue roulade and Baileys pannacotta.
What the licensee says
Situated in Burford, Gateway to the Cotswolds, the Highway is steeped in history and offers the warm welcome of a traditional English pub with todays comfortable modern touches.
This 15th century coaching Inn is run by a team who are passionate about good food and good service and it is open every day for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks.
On offer is a high-quality menu of seasonal and locally-sourced produce in an intimate setting, accompanied with fine wines and local ales, be that in the dining room, cellar or main bar with its beamed ceilings original stone fireplace. A sunny outdoor terrace and a secluded medieval courtyard with log fire provide social outdoor spaces for dining and drinks.
The well-stocked bar has Hook Norton Hooky and always a guest ale on handpump, with much of ciders and lagers being supplied by Cotswold Brewing Co from nearby Bourton on the Water. While an extensive range of wines (including champagne) by the glass, speciality gins and other fine spirits complete the offer.
High quality food always includes a pie of the day, fresh fish and chips and some excellent steaks. As well as these traditional pub classics we also offer more refined options across our changing menu dependent on the season. Suppliers are locally-sourced wherever possible and include Kelmscott Country Pork, Mayfield Eggs, Cotswold Cheese Company and Aubrey Allen beef.
Should you wish to stay, the bedrooms are individually decorated in a modern English country house style with a mixture of designer fabrics and traditional wallpapers.
The Highway offers a home away from home for the young, old, little people and their four-legged friends. No matter how long you stay, you will be made most welcome.
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Accepts Credit Cards
Meals & Snacks
Dogs at the bar
Dogs in the bedrooms
Children in the garden
Dedicated children area
Children in the restaurant
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