THE MAYTIME INN
BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE. OX18 4HW
Nestled in the beautiful village of Asthall, a couple of miles east of Burford, The Maytime Inn is a brilliant independent pub full of wonderful surprises, infectious enthusiasm and a warm welcome from owner Dominic and Alfie the pub dog.
As you enter the pub, you will notice that the interior is a lot bigger than expected with a charming country warmth with many exposed Cotswold Stone walls, beams and flagstones. The beautifully imposing solid oak bar is a great place to enjoy a drink with a few sofas dotted around to make it even more comfortable. There are many tables in the different pockets of the pub to enjoy a great meal with family and friends.
The Maytime Inn prides itself on high-quality, locally sourced food. The menus offer traditional British dishes, all carefully prepared by award-winning chef Roger Williams and all very reasonably priced. On Sunday you can enjoy a delicious roast on a weekly changing menu choosing from 2 or 3 courses.
Behind the bar you will find a huge selection crafts beers, a great range of regularly changing local ales and ciders, exceptional wines by the glass and if you ask for a gin, be prepared to be handed a wonderful book of the 104 gins that they serve.
There are six beautifully furnished en-suite rooms, all keeping the country charm. Asthall is wonderful base for anyone wanting to explore the Cotswolds and for any keen walkers with lots of villages to discover and the River Windrush meandering through countryside just a stones throw from the Maytime Inn.
In warmer months you can relax the incredible courtyard and garden with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and its own outside bar and lots of tables to enjoy a drink or meal in the sunshine. There is also lots of great live music out there throughout the summer.
The Maytime Inn is a fantastic pub offering something for everyone who visits. Whether you are staying for the weekend, there for a drink or a meal or just popping in during your walk, the experience will be just as good.