It's worth detouring a bit for this supremely appealing pub on the village green at Great Tew, about 8 miles northwest of Woodstock. The bar stocks fruit wines and snuff as well as local ales, and there's a fine selection of mugs and jugs hanging from the beams. The small restaurant chalks up a traditional but creative menu, which includes such items as pork in a cider and blue cheese sauce or Hereford steak and ale pie. Sandwiches and Ploughman's lunches are available
in the afternoon. Book ahead on weekends. If you can't bear to leave, a spiral stone staircase leads to five guest rooms.