Headline : Best Pub in Oxfordshire by the Campaign for Real Ale.
Distribution Source : Oxford Times
Date : Thursday, 15 November 2007
Author: Paul Stammers
The Bear at Home in North Moreton, between Didcot and Wallingford, has scooped the title of Best Pub in Oxfordshire by the Campaign for Real Ale.
The Bear at Home
The freehouse has four different ales on tap, including two local brews, which are changed each week.
You'll find our own Bear Beer from West Berks, and Taylor's Landlord are always available plus 2 guest ales from a variety of local breweries, including Loddon, and White Horse. Lovibonds Henley Gol;d & Dark are also regulars at The Bear.
However, the former 15th century coaching inn, which features low beamed ceilings and character fireplaces, is a decent bet if you're after hearty grub, produced from fresh ingredients by chefs Laura Gammon and Alan Smith, and their staff.
Fish is delivered from Cornwall and my tip is so book on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays when the catch is new in.
But look out too for the occasional 'specials', such as pies, barbecue or paella nights.
As for puddings, the pub is fantastic if you like ice cream - it offers a range of Swiss Movenpick flavours that include rum n raisin, cognac, and espresso. Blokes might prefer the sticky toffee pudding !
Expect to pay at least £8.95 for a main course (and £16.50 for the monumental mixed grill - 4oz rump steak, fried egg, 6oz burger, sausage, chicken, mushrooms, onions, grilled tomato and home made chips); desserts are £4.95.
Call 01235 811311 or email
for more information.