Set amongst the meadows of Binsey, The Perch is a quintessentially British gastropub, that has beautifully preserved it’s 17th century heritage. It’s traditional thatched roof, with smoke bellowing from the chimney is charming. There’s a rustic feel, as the log fire burns, making it all rather cosy. The Perch’s new Spring Menu is worth venturing out for and it’s clearly popular amongst locals, with a full house mid week.
The Butchers Board starter was a hearty platter exploding with smoked goose, home corned beef, Kelmscott salami, country pork pate,and served with a warm, rustic, homemade bread.
The Charred Sprouting Broccoli, was fresh and buttery, topped with a perfectly poached duck egg served with fried, crunchy, salty capers.
The meaty Chargrilled 8oz Burger,came fully loaded with farmhouse cheddar, bacon & tomato relish. Triple cooked chips are a guilty pleasure that we can never resist and were cooked to perfection.
The Free-Range Pork Belly, on a bed of tangy scrumpy braised carrots, with crackling & pear mustard was delicious.
One cannot visit a pub without trying their homemade dessert, especially when there is crumble on the menu. Even if it means loosening a belt, or popping a button, it is well worth it. This was no ordinary crumble. The Binsey Apple & Ginger crumble was fragrant and heart warming. The unique ginger and apple combination was unusual yet complementary. This is a dessert we will be back for.
The Perch has friendly service and delightful food, what more can one ask for? Well, The Perch also boasts beautiful gardens with sweeping willow trees and a magnificent marquee adorned with fairy lights that would be perfect for a wedding or a memorable celebration.
The Perch, Binsey Lane, Oxford, OX2 0NG
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