At The Fishes – a Classic Oxfordshire Gastropub
Food freshly served every day
We serve the good stuff. All our meat is British and of the highest quality, from Aubrey Allen an eighty year-old Warwickshire butcher who supplies many of Britain’s finest restaurants as well as holding HM The Queen’s Royal Warrant. Our steaks are from Britain’s finest (increasingly rare) beef herds, 28-day dry-aged for stupendous flavour. Our chickens are free-range, as well as our eggs, pork and ice-cream. Our lamb is Cornish and our fish is native where possible, as we follow the ever-changing advice on sustainability.
Our head chef and his skilled brigade devise our seasonal menus and a range of tempting daily specials (check out our blackboards around the pub). As well as celebrating our increasingly-vibrant British food culture, the focus on seasonal ingredients means we buy the best stuff when it’s at the best price.
We don’t have a children’s menu, because we think they should have the opportunity to eat food that’s as good as yours, but our chefs are happy to make smaller portions or simplified versions of anything on our menu.
We love being a real pub as well as a great gastro pub. We have well-kept ales on tap – Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen – with Continental beers and lagers including Peroni and Estrella.
We are serious about our spirits too, Tanqueray and Ketel One are our current favourites for pouring. Or try the range of premium gins, vodkas and aperitifs from our drinks list. Enjoy a large one served as a Grand Gin with plenty of ice, fruit, juniper berries and a choice of premium tonic waters. We also make a great selection of classic cocktails.
We don’t believe a pub is the place for a leather-bound tome so our short regularly changing wine list is accessible and sensibly priced. We’re as keen to wow you with the quality of our house Merlot as with a single estate Pinot Grigio from Allegrini. We also serve exceptional spirits at pub prices, pouring Beefeater Gin and Absolut vodka as standard.
Our wine is chosen by Jo Eames, co-owner of Peach, from three multi award-winning suppliers, Tanner’s of Shrewsbury, Liberty Wines and Boutinot. Each has its own specialities, allowing us to pack our list with a great range of top quality and interesting wines. Let us help you choose something delicious to match your mood or your food.
HOORAY FOR WINTER
Winter is a wonderful time to eat hearty and comforting food. Our beef is British, grass-fed and dry-aged for unmatched flavour. All our chicken, eggs and pork are free-range. Our lamb is Cornish and most of our native fish is landed from coastal day-boats. We always serve the good stuff – cooked from scratch by real chefs.