Flack: (Saving) on expenses - The Eyston Arms, Oxfordshire

Reviewer: Kitty Parry,MD, Templars PR

What is it good for?

Flagstone floors, oak beams, roaring log fires and flowers on the tables. Good beer, excellent wines, the odd leather armchair, old-fashioned comfort and fantastic food.

Signature dish?

Probably a scallop or king prawn dish, but it could equally be Provencal fish soup or rump steak and venison pie. Pub regulars might insist, however, that it is the plate of rare roast rib of beef, a true 'old favourite'.

Who's the boss?

Daisy Barton is the long-standing partner at this popular pub. She stands at the helm to welcome all with her infectious personality.

Tips please

There is a small private dining room for up to ten people. The Eyston Arms has just got a mention in the Good Food Guide. Its proximity to Milton Park at Didcot also means it can be very busy at lunchtimes, so do book.

What's the damage?

Main-course dishes range from £12 upwards. 'Tenner Tuesday' offers a two-course set lunch or dinner for £10 and is always very busy. Otherwise reckon on £25-£30 per head and wines from £15 a bottle.

The Eyston Arms, East Hendred, Oxfordshire, OX12 8JY 01235 833320

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