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Cotswold restaurant in Oxfordshire

Our well known restaurant in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds is coordinated by our admirable head chef Joe McCarthy.

The menus are always full of delicious and distinct choices that can be enjoyed in our ambient, dog friendly pub, peaceful Cotswold restaurant, private dining room or in our large pub garden.

A succession of new and devoted clientele from all over the Cotswolds and beyond are welcomed time and time again. It is worth booking a table to save disappointment.

The Wychwood Inn chose to join the AA four years ago and has been presented with the AA Dinner Award every year.

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The Wychwood Inn menu

Our produce is sourced from first rate UK suppliers and, where possible, locally.

Our meat comes from Aubrey Allen, a family business established in 1993, our fish is supplied by Rogers of Chipping Norton and our vegetables are delivered by Wellocks.

Each season Joe conscientiously chooses and assess new dishes, which the staff and owners scrupulously test. It’s a tough job.

Restaurant with rooms in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

Our beautiful Cotswold restaurant sits below five thoughtfully decorated rooms, emcompassed in an old coach house building in the centre of England. Perfect for a romantic getaway, a business trip or to explore the Cotswold area.

We are a pub, a restaurant and a hotel with a large pub garden nestled in the middle of an Oxfordshire village. We offer B&B (bed and breakfast) as well as dinner, bed and breakfast. You can even each lunch here too.

They Wychwood Inn are considered one of the top Oxfordshire restaurants, run by our head chef Joe McCarthy.

Our pub (in which you can eat from the main menu) and all of our bedrooms are dog friendly, however we do not let dogs into the restaurant itself.

Hire our restaurant or our smaller private dining room for conferences or celebrations.

About Joe McCarthy, head chef

Our head chef since 2013, Joe McCarthy, was born in Cheltenham. He had his first kitchen job at the esteemed hotel and restaurant ‘Lords of the Manor’ in Upper Slaughter, at the tender age of 14.

Joe says “Seeing the food they produced amazed me. By the age of 15 I was prepping vegetables and working alongside the chefs”.

Impressed by Joe’s obvious talent, Lords of the Manor enrolled Joe into a catering and hospitality course at Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham.

Joe acquired knowledge and experience working as a chef in many good restaurants throughout the Cotswolds before finally joining Tracey and Paul at The Lamb Inn 10 years ago as second chef. He was offered the position of head chef when they purchased the pub formerly known as The Red Horse, where as a team they created The Wychwood Inn.

He now manages our kitchen staff and creates delicious ‘classics with a twist’ for our seasonal menus.

Joe McCarthy Chef in the Cotswolds

Dog friendly B&B in the Cotswolds

Bring man’s best friend.

We are proud to be a dog friendly country inn - whether staying, drinking or eating with us.

We welcome both you and your dog for dining in the bar area following a day of exploring the Cotswolds.

Sit back and relax with a drink in your hand and your companion snuggled comfortably at your feet.

When booking, please advise that your dog will be joining you. For room reservations there is a charge of £15.00 per dog, per night.

A few house rules

Dogs must be kept under control at all times.

Whilst with us, please ask your dogs to keep their conversation to a minimum so not to disturb other guests.

Guests - please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your dog to breakfast. We can then set a table for all of you.


Service is not included (except on Sundays) and gratuities are at your own discretion.

Tables of 6 or more and residents will be charged a discretionary 10% service charge.

Dietary requirements

If you have and dietary requirements please speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to assist you.

The lunch and dinner menus are available on special days and evenings respectively.

AA Inn Silver Award AA Dinner Award

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