The Vine Inn, Cumnor
Whites' Restaurant / Vanguard
Monday to Saturday 11am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 11pm
Sunday 12 noon to 3pm, 7pm to 10.30pm

Food: 12.30pm to 2.15pm, 6.30pm to 9.00pm (31.vii.1998)

Hook Norton Bitter 1.90
John Smith's Bitter 2.00
Addlestone's Cider 2.25 (31.vii.1998)

Arrive early, because it fills very quickly in the evenings. If you're 
coming from Oxford I would recommend taking the twenty-to-seven 4B bus 
from Cornmarket. The beer that I had was good, it's a pleasant enough pub 
in a pleasant village, and there's a huge garden out the back and a 
no-smoking conservatory.

As to the food, I can honestly say that the swordfish in paprika butter I 
had was the best fish dish I can remember happening. The presentation of 
it was a bit nouvelle cuisinish, but only because they use enormous plates 
and pile up the food in the middle. There's a huge range of fish dishes 
available, including a crab soup starter. The starters come in two sizes.

The desserts seem to be a bit less inspired, but very pleasant 
nonetheless.

There's an ancient Airedale terrier called Mr Evans. And we were served by 
a statuesque blonde. But there were a lot of children about. Fortunately 
they ended up being funnelled into either the garden or the conservatory.

Excellent food. Excellent pub. About ten pounds a main course, but well 
worth it. (31.vii.1998)