The Upton Firehouse

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24 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue

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Located just outside Burford in the rolling Cotswold countryside, The Upton Firehouse is our own take on informal dining. Truly unique. We use our own smoked meats and cook them over our feature huge BBQ which has to be seen
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RK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing value for money.
Great food. Cool space. Dunkerton's cider as well. Nice!

SG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, the food is amazing and very well presented. It has a very relaxed environment and the staff are all really friendly.

DB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent setting for my son's birthday, better choice of meat than we had seen before.

6
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Very good food and atmosphere. service very slow. Did not seem to be any system in place for waitresses.

KL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & atmosphere - went on a Sunday, had a range of delicious grilled meats & interesting salads - not your standard roast, delicious!

SH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here, lovely food, great alternative to Sunday roast

MP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I haven't been to the Upton Firehouse for a while. We took 3 children 9, 8 and 5 and the meat was good for them but the salads were rather grown up for them. A small children's food section would be good!!
We missed the chldrens' corner where they used to be able to go and watch films and play. Otherwise good. Many thanks.

BL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I'm sure you won't take any notice of this but this is the experience we had, we were shown to our table quickly, the waitress said she would get us some plates, these came after a good 10 minutes, we went to the food counter, my wife wanted a good salad but there was nothing there that we recognised as salad (as shown on the website) we went along the meats, these all looked very greasy except the last one which I think was beef, there were no potatoes or anything that I recognised as veg (as shown on the website) on eating the meat I had some pork, I thought I would cut the rind & fat off to make it a bit healthier when I did this there was absolutely nothing left it was all fat. The other meats except the beef were very greasy as I expected, I would not have thought it possible to achieve this on a barbeque or grill so I can only guess that some sort of oil was poured on after the meat was cooked, I took the skin off the chicken & found the meat was slightly pink & there was no way of getting it off the bone, there were no chops as shown on the website. The only good thing I had was a pint of IPA, overall a bad experience. Pleas confirm that you have read this.

AG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellet as always. Keep up the good work. Tasty food and spot on customer service in a great setting.

RM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent range of food, well presented. Calm ambience.

DM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, really good selection, both meat and vegetarian. Booking is a must as it got very busy very quickly.

SH
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It would be so much better if it was open more both days and hours , the times are restricting for meals out with partners and friends .

C
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, impeccable service and friendly relaxed atmosphere. The perfect venue. Thank you Sam and Jak.

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t recommend the firehouse enough. The food was phenomenal and such a wide variety of choice, the setting and atmosphere was delightful and it was nice to see great wheelchair access and dogs were allowed too, the service was fantastic, nice and friendly but not stuffy or false. If you haven’t yet been believe me, well worth a visit. We will be taking our friends back with us next time for a surprise meal. Such a great place

KH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect! Lovely setting, great food and very welcoming, friendly staff. Can't wait to return!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location in the cotswolds. Great quality of food and laid back atmosphere. Brilliant for large parties and hungry eaters.

RA
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the freshly cooked in front of you food with great side dishes and salads. Great brewed onsite beers. Recommend

JB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Website is out of date and states that child price is valid 3-11 years apparently it’s now 3-10. The staff said it had changed hands 4 months ago and is now up to age 10 but would still charge for a child. They also said they had no access to the website or enquiries so not their fault. Otherwise good ambience and nice food

LK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly staff highly recommend a visit

JB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to eat so relaxed and cool! Who can beat bbq food at any time

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1 st time visit after being recommended by a friend was not disappointed, arrived at 1300 to be greeted on arrival and directed to table where drinks order was taken and quickly arrived, some of the tastiest bread we have tasted soon arrived along with plates and notes to go up and help ourselves to some of the best and varied selection of grilled and smoked meats I have tasted in a long time, the salads on offer were top quality to compliment the meats.We will certainly be making many more visits in future

SB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat and unique experience, not to mention the delicious food...salads are incredible. The only thing I would say was the temperature of the meat was a little cold with it sitting on the front and us being one of the first guests, didn't both me but my husband did remark it could be a little hotter.

DS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous great food and fun a totally different experience looking forward to my next visit. Don't forget the shop as well SUPERB. 😊✔️

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun lovely food gorgeous inside beware lots of young families