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25 April 2014
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Old Swan and Minster Mill

Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 0RN

British , Gastropub Oxfordshire
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12.30-2.30pm 6.30-9pm (Sat-Sun -9.30pm)

Square Meal Review of Old Swan and Minster Mill ?

Well-known hoteliers Peter & Lana de Savary recently refurbished this Cotswold hotel – a two-pronged retreat including a quaint 15th-century inn complete with flagstone floors, log fires, dark panelling & oak beams. Chef Darren Salmon’s menu echoes the British theme, with the emphasis on seasonality (herbs & veg are grown on-site). Simplicity without muddled flavours is the key, & the kitchen impresses with moreish potted shrimps, succulent dressed Devon crab & plump, velvety Lyme Bay Scallops with cauliflower purée. On the meat front, beef Wellington is a cracking signature dish & there are votes for the deliciously caramelised, slow-roasted pork belly. To finish, banana & maple syrup cake hints at school dinners, but is nevertheless top of the class. The lengthy wine list is lucidly explained & includes some spot-on stuff, while sweet, obliging staff are on hand to serve with a smile.

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  1. Old Swan and Minster Mill

    Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 0RN
    Overall rating:
     
    Ian M.

    Great Lunch

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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