The Nut Tree Inn, Murcott


This Bank holiday weekend I was fortunate enough to have the time to visit the Nut Tree Inn, in Murcott, Oxfordshire. after a sucessful morning in Bicester shopping village we went for a search for Murcott and the Nut Tree Inn. Murcott is only 8 miles from Bicester, just the otherside of the M40 on the way to Oxford.

This pub had been on my ‘to go to’ list for a while and this weekend there was no excuse not to pop in.

On arrival, we came to the painted white thatched pub, which had a few spaces at the front, just off the village main street. Around the back of the pub you’ll find a large car park with plenty of room for any vehical.

The Nut Tree is a pub with a Michelin Star, so I had expected to pop in for a drink in the sun and a nose at the menu for another time. The patio and garden is situated at the back of the pub, in a perfect afternoon sun spot, when we arrived the flowers were out too, thanks to the recent warm weather we had in Oxfordshire, making the garden look well cared for as well as a sun trap.

We went into the pub to order our drinks, at which point I asked to have a look at the bar menu, to see if I could be tempted by a nibble, I suspected we would cave and share something. Our drinks were brought out to our table in the sun, along with a bowl of spiced popcorn, this went down a treat.

While we soaked in the peacefulness of the countryside around us, we browsed the bar food menu. The menu offered plenty of meat fish and vegetarian options, there were starters, sandwiches, soups and various boards. We made our individual choices and ordered our mini lunch back inside at the bar, however I’m sure if we had waited someone would have come to us.

What was ordered?
Sausage and onion sandwich, on granary.
Biscuits with cheese.

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When the food arrived we were amazed at the quanity of our meals. 3 sausages halved in a sandwich per sausage, with a pile of salad and a cheese board with plenty of biscuits, which seems to be a rare treat. Next time I have my eye on their salmon.

Was it expensive?
Our lunch bill was £28, this included a glass of white wine, a pint of Pride, and two meals that left us full for the afternoon. The area was tranquil and the setting was a world away from the craze of Bicester Shopping Village, yet only an 8mile drive down the road. So I would say it was a great price for a great afternoon out.

To find the Nut Tree Inn here’s a link to their site

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