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The Blacks Head Inn, Kidlington

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
The Green
Bletchingdon
Postal town: Kidlington
OX5 3DA
Phone: 01869350315
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Terry Finning left this review about The Blacks Head Inn

Driving from Evesham to London via Oxford 2 Sep Sat-Nav gone native completely lost and just by chance came on The green at Bletchingdon the sign said food from 6.00am stopped and had the best breakfast ever the next time I'm in the UK will get lost again at Bletchingdon

On 1st October 2010 - no rating submitted
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Allan Jordan left this review about The Blacks Head Inn

‘...buzzes with a mixture of locals and visitors...’
Located ten miles north of Oxford, in the village of Bletchingdon, lies a pub with many strings to its
bow – The Blacks Head Inn. It is a pub with fine ale; it is also the village shop, stocking essentials; it is
a meeting hub with one large saloon devoted to pool and television; it is a café serving breakfast,
morning coffee and afternoon tea; it provides bed and breakfast for travellers; and it is, naturally, a
restaurant. Whatever your age, whatever your reason for visiting, you will be catered for in an astute and
caring manner. It is testament to owner Jayne Evans and her host of helpful staff that the place buzzes
with a mixture of locals and visitors. Some reserve tables, others take their pick from the comfy bar, airy
conservatory or outside beneath a wide-brimmed parasol. Children are happy (toys are provided), dogs
welcomed, and yet it is possible to settle into a private corner too.

The food ranges from baked potatoes and sandwich snacks, to hearty starters and mains. From the
staggeringly large and wide-ranging menu, you could pick an
entrée from a selection of homemade vegetables soups, paté
or prawn purses. There are three types of lasagne on offer
(including butternut squash, spinach and wild mushroom, or
salmon and prawn), a handful of curries (sweet potato, chickpea and spinach, or a vegetarian Thai
option), and pies in abundance (steak and ale, or chicken, leek and ham). Dishes of lamb shank, fish and
chips, and burgers all come served with lavish assortments of appropriate accompaniments; there is a
main course for every occasion. It is worth noting that the vegetarian menu is impressive and that every
portion served is extraordinarily generous. The traditional puddings, should you have room, include
crumble, jam sponge, spiced plum, or the intriguing chocolate ‘lumpy bumpy’.
Visit The Blacks Head and you will leave wishing that more English villages were served by similar

On 29th August 2010 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Islip, 3.09 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Tackley, 3.5 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 4.24 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Blacks Head Inn, Bletchingdon
7th Jan 2019, 21:27
Request to mark pub as open by Quinno _ approved
 
7th Jan 2019, 21:27
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Quinno _

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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 August 2010 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 August 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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