Oxfordshire’s affluent country crowd is flocking to this Cotswold stone inn, overlooking a picture-postcard village. The good-looking bar is pubby, with beams, exposed stone, a wood-burner & open fire, while comfort-zone bar snacks are scrawled on a blackboard. But the main action is in the laid-back, high-beamed dining room, where Emily Watkins sends out a clear message that local sourcing is high on the agenda – think slow-cooked oxtail with carrot purée & horseradish cream or pheasant breast with pressed Maris Pipers, bread sauce & savoy cabbage. Uncomplicated puds might run to poached plums with spice cake & mulled wine ice cream, & the mainly French wine list has a decent selection by the glass – Hook Norton is on tap for real ale types. There’s also no need to go home: seven exquisite, contemporary bedrooms are kitted out with all the right personal touches.