The Leathern Bottle, Lewknor
Brakspears
Monday to Saturday 11am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 11pm
Sunday 12 noon to 3pm, 7pm to 10.30pm
Food 12 to 2.30pm, 7pm to 10pm

Brakspears Bitter 1.90
Brakspears Special 1.95
Brakspears Old Ale 2.00 (19.ix.1998)

Lewknor is probably most famous in Oxford for being where the 
Stagecoach-owned Oxford Tube service stops on its way to London. It's a 
pretty, small village, with a flint church, a road tunnel under the M40, 
and an excellent public house which is either called The Leathern Bottle, 
if you believe the sign on the B4009, or Ye Olde Leathern Bottle if you 
believe the sign outside it.

The beers are excellent, especially the Old Ale, which is dark with a 
strong hoppy aftertaste. Clashes rather badly with any of the dishes 
involving onions, though. Big garden out the front with benches. Busy but 
not impossible to get served on a Saturday night. The chocolate 
refrigerator cake is good but not to be taken with hot custard. 
(19.ix.1998)