Spring at The Lamb

Easter Sunday

Sunday the 20th April 2014 is not only Easter but our first birthday at The Lamb. So make it special for us and you by joining us for…

Easter Day lunch, where we will be offering a set menu of all things seasonal. Children will not only have a special menu but also have a chance to win a chocolate egg from the Easter bunny by answering riddles on their table.

Easter Day Evening, we will be celebrating all things lamb. A one off menu will take all the best bits from a seasonal favourate in the form of a tasting menu (vegetarian option will be available), priced at £40 per person and will include a glass of prosecco.

Easter Sunday (lunch and dinner) will be available by bookings only, and bare in mind we get full very quickly! So call or email us via our contact page.

New Menu

The produce that we serve at the Lamb is some of the best local produce around. We have therefore decided to show case it in all its glory. Here are a few examples:

Our new menu has 6 choices of local long horn steak. Ranging from steaks you can eat alone or share… or you can just pretend you want to share!

We are now offering a different fish dish nearly every day, as we look at what has been caught, pick the best and deliver it to you with wonderful seasonal accompaniments.

We hope you enjoy the changes but please do feel free to provide us with any comments you may have!

Weekend Coffee Shop

We are going all continental at the weekend…ooh la la!

We will be opening our doors from 10.30 on both Saturdays and Sundays from May 3rd and offering our spectacular wood roasted coffee and selection of pastries until midday. Why not break up the walk or just have a lazy morning with the papers at The Lamb?

Please note that this is replacing our current brunch menu

Valentines Day 2014

Daer all,

We are very happy and somewhat sad to announce that we are now fully booked for the evening of Friday 14th February.

Thank you for all the support and we look forward to seeing you all then.

Ant and The Team

January Hours

Dear all, please be aware that our opening hours have slightly changed for the duration of January and February. We will be closed Tuesdays until 5.30pm when we reopen for dinner. The only exception to this will be Tuesday 18th February when we shall be open from 12:00.

Many thanks.

Ant and The Team

Supper Club

Welcome ladies, gentleman, squires and scholars to The Lamb’s “Not So Secret” Supper Club.

A monthly event in which we will be offering foodie aficionados the chance to get together and experience a unique and exciting night of food, drink and socialising.

The concept is quite simple, we are looking for ten guests to join us, all together on one table, ready for a surprise dinner…no menu, no preconceptions, no rules…just fun and frolics!

It’s the only way to experience our willy wonky food whilst meeting like minded folk to share your experience with!

The first night will be on Saturday 1st February 2014…so put it in your diaries (and ours) now! We only have space for ten guests…don’t miss out.

All you need to do is tweet us via @lambcrawley, phone us on 01993 708792 or email at thelambcrawley@gmail.com to confirm your booking.

The Menu will be priced at £45p/person (that’s less than £4 a course)

“Not quite a wine flight” is optional at £25

It will be a truly unique night for everyone involved and we look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Remember, you guys will make the night!

Ant and all The Team

January at the Lamb

To beat the post Christmas doldrums we have a few offers to cheer up January.

Sunday Brunch

A tasty selection of brunch favourites served every Sunday from 10.30-1. This menu includes Cotswold reared bacon on homemade bread £4, free range scrambled eggs on toast £6 and wild sautéed mushrooms on toast £4.

If you are a dog walker or walker you will receive a free cup of tea or coffee with a meal from the brunch menu. All dogs are welcome in the bar area and doggie biscuits will be served to all dogs.

Set Menu

2 Courses £15
3 Courses £18

This menu includes delicious local produce such as free range Oxfordshire chicken schnitzel served with onion mash, buttered kale and red wine jus gras. Also Oxfordshire beetroot risotto served with mint creme fraiche and poppy seeds. For the sweet tooth amongst you, we have a sticky toffee pudding served with toffee sauce, date purée and creme fraiche sorbet.

This menu will be available for both lunch and evening meals on Tuesday through till Thursday and will be available lunch times only Friday and Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you in January.

Good Pub Guide…Thank you, thank you, thank you

After just 5 months of being opened we are proud to announce our inclusion in the 2014 Good Pub Guide.

A massive thank you for all of the support from the local community of west oxford in getting behind us and allowing us to build a real pub, with real beer and a real pub atmosphere. And secondly I would like to thank all of the staff that have worked so hard over this time in order to achieve what we have done.

The good pub guide is now available from all good bookshops (as much as that may of sounded, we do not work for them…but think its a bloody good book nonetheless) and you’ll find us and many other great Cotswolds pubs in there.

About Time…

We know we have been a little lax with updating this here webpage recently, but all of your support and visits have been keping us pretty busy!

Thank you to evryone who has been here, said such wonderful things and constantly supported what we are trying to achieve!

We have made a few changes recently, Fraser has now left us (full time anyway) to concentrate on setting up his own pub in Oxford, and we all wish him and Rosanna the very best of luck and success in the future with his venture, we’ll be going down for his opening night…anyone else!?

The fabulous Chris Ellis has joined us in the kitchen, with a background across the uk in some of the most renowned Michelin star restaurants he will no doubt help push our food offering even further for your enjoyment. Look out for his first dish this week of of Ballotine of Rabit, Heratige Carrots, Somerset Tor, Hazelnut Textures and Lavender! Pictures will follow…we promise this time.

Out front Emma Hocken has joined us and anyone who has already met her will testify how lovely and professional she is too, another great addition to the team!

And as you may of seen our little pub dog ‘Artie’ is getting bigger by the day…and also dirtier by the look of things…

Filthy dog in the river

Plenty of other things going on as well, keep an eye on Twitter (if you don’t follow us already we are @lambcrawley) for more…

Oh, and we will be adding some more pretty pictures over the next few days so keep an eye out for those, in the meantime here is a little chocolate, horseradish and nutella dish…

Grain mustard and chocolate mousse, vanilla ganache and ice cream, nutella powder


A little bit of history…

On the exterior of the building there are a few clues to The Lamb Inn’s history which reveal that it has been a pub for over 200 years!

Firstly, there is a date-stone with the initials ‘T M’ and the date of ’1791′ on it. The initials could refer to Thomas Minday or Munday, who probably built the pub and then sublet the premises to licensees.

Secondly, there is a ceramic ‘Hunt Edmunds’ plaque and we now know that The Lamb Inn was acquired by the Banbury based brewery in the late 19th century.

We’re always interested in more information about the building and surrounding area. So, if you’ve got any old photos stashed at home or stories to tell do pop in and see us.

Click here to read more about the Village History.

Summer has visited

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A great view of Crawley from our garden.
We had a brief encounter with the sun this weekend, perfect weather for Pimm’s in the garden and a chance to try out our new parasols!
Come and join us if the weather lasts…