The Evenlode at Eynsham

4.0
175 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Casual
The Evenlode at Eynsham is an iconic landmark pub dating from the 1930s and is located on the A40 between the city of Oxford and the market town of Witney close to the Cotwolds. The Evenlode has been refurbished and remodelled to the highest standards and will be offering great, freshly-cooked food all-day everyday from 7.30am each morning, serving breakfast and coffee with an option to take-away. A good selection of real ales and fine wines will be available, together with a wide range of other bar products. With easy access off the main road and ample parking, The Evenlode makes a perfect destination or stop-off venue. This is a wonderful pub for local village residents and a firm favourite for the nearby populations of Oxford, Witney and surrounding villages.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
01865 882878
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
175 reviews
4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
36%
Very Good
37%
Good
17%
Fair
6%
Poor
4%
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
1.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Table dirty, Staff awful, Food Rank. Toilets to far away.

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G
4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Helpful friendly waitress. Tasty food that arrived in appropriate timings. Good portions. Large selection

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MN
4.0Dined on 18 June 2018

We had a meal on a Monday evening and the restaurant was almost empty. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The service was good but I would expect that when it was that quiet. The food was good and plenty of it. The portion size was generous. The price was fair considering the size of the meal. The place has been recently refurbished and the decor is fresh and appropriate. There are some lovely outside seating areas if the weather is right. The beer is good too. I would be happy to go back again.

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DC
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Good food, friendly staff, lovely decor, good parking worth a visit.

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AW
5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Booked last minute out for a meal for two my daughters pizza was gorgeous I had a burger and asked for it to be pink and it came rather over done crispy but I ate it as I was rather hungry this would not stop me going again nice clean place and lovely staff
Alex

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M
5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Excellent food, the staff were friendly and extremely helpful. My wife is a coeliac and the gluten free choice was fantastic.

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HR
5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

This was in fact our second visit and we brought along another couple to experience the good food and service we received on our first visit.
We are looking forward to coming back very soon and have already shared our experience with many friends local to the evenlode who previously used and were disappointed with previous management.

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JC
4.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Enjoyable Sunday Roast, lovely environment, service was good.

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ED
5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Lovely food and a nice place to be! Will definately be returning!

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LC
4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Very nice Sunday roast, great Yorkshire pudding! Enjoyed by all.

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SC
3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Food was good, seating not so great, but drink is exceptionally overpriced. Sad to say we won’t be back 😞

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R
4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Meal with family as away for weekend staying in Eynsham
Nice setting and excellent inside decor lovely
Friendly staff and a good gin menu
Food a little disappointed with some of it - I had scallops £8.50 and only 2 scallops on plate (3 would have been better value )- had to get fresh one sent as they were really burnt - friendly staff when I requested a change
I then had the placid which is a light delicate fish and again the portion size of the fish was very small for the cost.... my sons girlfriend had the sea bream which was a much better portion. Overall there were elements which were great and others that were not so great
Think portion in ratio to price needs to be considered or more even portions ?
Again staff lovely - setting great it’s a lovely clean and well thought out restaurant (style & created ambience )

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RE
4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

We’ve always had a positive experience at the evenlode. Some dishes seem slightly pricey for what they are and the service is AlWAYS slow in terms of bar, restaurant and food waiting times. The staff are consistently friendly though and the food and ambience good.

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n
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Very pleasant atmosphere. Staff very efficient and food very good

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GM
3.0Dined on 13 May 2018

The starters were very nice indeed but the main courses all lacked the same attention. The fish although looking large actually had very little fish on it. The vegetables with the roast were very under cooked to be almost raw and there was no crackling with the pork. Having said that the place itself is very nice and the staff were excellent. If they up their attention to ensure the same standard to the mains as the starters this place would be a winner

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NI
4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Lack of staff for Saturday night meant food being bit slow coming out. Otherwise we had a lovely evening .

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OT
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Great food and great service, what’s not to love!!

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H
4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Nice atmosphere in the pub apart from a baby/young child crying & screaming the whole time we were there which seemed to annoy a few people, obviously not the restaurants fault but I think children under a certain age should not be accommodated after 6pm!The service & food was very good. The Evenlode has changed for the better!

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EW
5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Very pleasant evening spent with friends. Good, friendly service. Comprehensive menu to suit everyone and most enjoyable food.

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L
2.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Disappointing. Slow service, but pleasant waitress. One burger was burnt and had to go back, a pasta dish was tasteless and wasn’t finished. Didn’t stop for dessert.

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JN
3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Nice place to meet with family, as old eynsham people it was nice to go back to see what the evenlode was like as we had happy memories going there as children!

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DG
3.0Dined on 4 May 2018

I booked this restaurant as I'd heard good things about it so I thought I'd try it for myself!
Upon arriving we were shown to our table, the waitress then disappeared and we were left for 15 minutes waiting for her to come back to get our drink order and give us a menu.
We waited another 15 minutes before anyone came back to get our order, 10 minutes later the waitress came back to say they'd run out of belly pork so we had to choose again! The starter arrived 15 minutes later, I had the balsamic and oil dip with bread...well the oil tasted like it was out of a chip fryer it was awful I couldn't eat it! I tipped the oil off of the balsamic into a bowl so I could at least have something! My husbands chicken wings were very nice.
Our plates were removed and we were left to sit waiting for 40 minutes when a waitress told us our food was on its way only to wait another 20 minutes! Once the food arrived all I can say about it was that it was average it was nothing special. Once again we sat with our finished plates in front of us for 15 minutes before they were removed by this time we just wanted to go because the service was so slow and we were sat right in the middle of a hen party. the bill was brought to us and yet again we were left for another 15 minutes waiting to pay whilst all the staff were at the bar chatting!
Overall I wasn't impressed by the food and the service was awful.

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S
4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Amazing service Emma W, unfortunately the kitchen had run out of lots on the menu.

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JE
5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Needed somewhere local from Minster Lovell for dinner. Great menu choice. Brilliant service & food fantastic. Quietish but we dined late on a Monday evening however great decor & vibe.

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PC
4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

The meal and the service were really quite excellent. Best Sunday lunch for a long time.

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CP
4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Returned after one poor, once off experience and found it to be very much improved. Very good meal and friendly efficient service. Good bar selection and specials board. Thoroughly recommend. Will book again.

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p
5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

food plenty of a good plate full enjoyed by all 4 of us
service was good as they were very busy
also very reasonable price

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B
3.0Dined on 21 April 2018

In the past I have always been impressed with the size of the portions. Unfortunately when I ordered the scampi the portion was extremely small and left me hungry. My wife ordered the pizza and it had been microwaved so much the crusts were very dry and rubbery.

Thia is not the standard I have experienced in the past, but will try obe more time to see if it improves?

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BA
1.0Dined on 15 April 2018

I came along today with my daughter and friend for afternoon tea.
The sandwiches we were offered was ham, salmon and cucumber.
When I booked I advised you that one of us was vegetarian therefore asked what the alternatives was for sandwiches to be told there were no alternatives.
You will understand that due to this we opted for the Princess.
I’m the vegetarian and don’t eat fish and was certainly not prepared to pay an extra £5 for a cucumber sandwich.
To say we were disappointed with what came out is an understatement. It wasn’t even presented on a cake stand, just a slat.
There were 3 scones, 3 very small pieces of vegan lemon drizzle cake and 3 pieces of coffee and walnut cake. Due to a nut allergy I asked what the choice of alternative cakes was to be told there is none. It’s good to see you cater for vegan but supplying nuts you obviously haven’t thought of but allergy sufferers.
The scones were delicious so to make up for the cake we asked for 3 more scones. We didn’t even get more cream or ham!
We had 2 cups of tea and an orange juice. We then asked for refills of all of these.
So what should have cost £20 ended up costing me £32.
This was a treat for my friend who was celebrating her 60th birthday and I feel so upset with what should have been a lovely afternoon tea was a a real disappointment. I’ve had afternoon tea at many places and this has to be the worse I’ve seen. Gutted.

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LH
5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

We went for the Sunday roast and it was amazing! Great food and very friendly staff.

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SC
2.0Dined on 13 April 2018

This was our third visit & we felt disappointed. Price of steak gone up, burnt chips & couldn't have the chocolate brownie as told it was off the menu as others had complained!

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BN
3.0Dined on 13 April 2018

It’s a large pub but all diners seemed to be cramed into two areas, causing eveyone to shout. Drinks was great. Food was very slow coming out and over cooked (if you like stake medium ask for rare and so on!) at no point did any one ask how everything is or if we needed anything. For a Friday night would expect a few more staff would of helped with all the issues!

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KG
5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Excellent lunch menu .Food was fantastic.Service was great.Thoroughly recommend the Evenlode.

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KD
4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Wonderful staff, lovely food, quick service, food could have been a bit warmer.

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IC
4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Very impressed after not visiting the Evenlode for a few years. New decopr is very pleasant.

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LJ
3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

It was nice enough but not great for the price. I wont be returning.

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OT
2.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Firstly we were expected to sit very close to other diners but we asked to change table as the restaurant was not busy that was done. We then placed our order, I had beer battered fish and chips but I couldn't find much fish at all in the batter more natter than fish. Very disappointing meal.

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OT
3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

I had a dinner on Easter evening, by 630pm the restaurant run out of pork and lamb....there was no evening menu still lunch menu I had to choose from.
Very poor selection.

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CM
4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Easter Sunday Lunch
Very Good all round experience and would visit again
Recommend for casual dining, lunches, family get-togethers & dates
Nice to see real homemade food being served, not just heated.

My area’s of improvement are personal preference so may not be applicable to all:
1. Too much fat served on the roast rib of beef
2. Vegetable choice - improve selection
3. Sticky toffee pudding - sponge was over cooked around edges and dry

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DG
3.0Dined on 29 March 2018

The Evenlode was very nice food excellent, unfortunately the service was very slow

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