The Maytime Inn

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4.3
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243 Reviews
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Independently owned, the Maytime Inn is located in the heart of the beautiful, peaceful and historic Cotswold village of Asthall. Ideally positioned for exploring the Cotswolds, next to the River Windrush and a short drive to Oxford and London. The Maytime Inn is the perfect place to unwind in one of our luxurious boutique rooms.

Whether you are looking for a quick drink, snack or three course meal we can accommodate your needs. Our food is freshly made by our award winning Head Chef using seasonal local produce. In winter you can eat by the wood fire in our rustic restaurant and in summer take advantage of our award winning garden and eat outside on the comfortable wooden furniture enjoying the views with one of our 140+ gins served from our outdoor bar.
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K
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, will definitely be back 👌 food was lovely, great staff, lovely restaurant and garden, perfect for the summer evenings and cosy in the Winter months in the bar/restaurant.

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BK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Fantastic food and beautiful location. Service was slow but friendly staff

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MW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely location and gardens. Food was excellent and staff friendly and attentive.

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SH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had brought out children along and although the food was really nice I would love to see a children’s menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generally very good. It was Father’s Day so it was busy when we arrived but we were at our table in no time and the staff were cheerful and couldn’t do enough to help - nothing was a problem and all done in good humour and with a smile. Excellent. A new favourite.

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HS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have now made many visits to the Maytime - first attracted by their friendly attitude towards dogs and then discovered their excellent food, service and lovely setting. It’s beautiful for eating out on a warm day but equally pleasant inside when cold or wet! The menu offers something for everyone without being too big - always good fish and game included plus very tasty homemade pies. - thank you for the warm welcome including my little dog!

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PR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Feeling a little underwhelmed by the duck starter, I was blown away by the roast beef main which was probably the best beef I have ever tasted. Overall great Sunday lunch with impressive gin and tonic offerings to wash it all down with.

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N
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Maytime Inn is everything I hope for in a pub but seldom find these days--traditional but within a beautiful building and with the best outside garden anywhere. Friendly service, good food and plenty of seating--this pub has it all. Keep up the good work--we had a lovely Sunday lunch.

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M
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great Sunday afternoon atmosphere! Sat outside - not a huge range of food for vegetarians as 4 roast meat dinners then only 2 other options. OK value for 3 courses but we were then overcharged and when I questioned it the waitress tried to argue that it was correct but it wasn’t - nearly £10 difference!!! Food was lovely though and choice of gins amazing!

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JK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful garden and pub, lovely food and very pleasant staff. Excellent

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MG
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Extremely disappointing. Having booked for 4 was very surprised to be shown to a table set for 2 with only 3 chairs. Then had to remind staff that we needed a 4th chair. Service was really slow and food wasn’t anything exceptional considering the price. At no stage during the meal did any staff check to see if everything was ok and no apology was received for the length of wait.

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GD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Maytime Inn and we had a great time. Our overnight stay was very relaxing with a lovely breakfast the next morning. The meal we had in the evening was excellent, probably among the best we have ever had in an Inn/Pub. Would highly recommend.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Great beer garden & gin bar. Very pretty pub & smiley helpful staff, but... the lunchtime sandwiches were average & made with cheap sliced bread. It was also understaffed, we had to go to the till to ask for water, cutlery, condiments & the bill. Next time we go, we’ll sit nearer to the bar & will order the fish & chips!

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SC
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely Inn in a quiet village in the Cotswolds. Very friendly staff, nice ambience serving good food.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous location, a friendly genuine smile and positive greeting from the bar staff, a limited but delicious menu offering options for all tastes and food preferences and reasonably priced. Highly recommend but be sure to book in advance!

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KS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great gin and tonic list, enjoyed pleasant Sunday evening meal, lovely food choices for our range of differing tastes.

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NT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful food in wonderful location. Great with families and friendly staff

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DL
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent . Very polite and helpful staff . Beautiful location .

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lovely village, pretty pub, mostly ok but really lacking in love and care. food ok but nothing special, no seasoning or real flavour. Had to go to bar to ask for wine list and order wine. Ignored after being given menus for some time. truthfully the cauliflower cheese should never have been served. Brown mush. had to ask for horseradish sauce with nice slices of roast beef. No sign of owners, guess it must be managed. travelled thirty miles to get here as reviews were good but would not return.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely family lunch venue, excellent roast and perfect rural location.

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FS
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely pub, great meal went for a walk beforehand by the river Windrush. Dog friendly so able to take our dog in the restaurant area, even had Doggy biscuits at the bar. Nice specialty gins, cosy fire meal really good although a little pricey, well recommended

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PC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved our delicious dinner - very well cooked and presented, especially the hake. We’ll be back...!

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SP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice evening. Lovely place, good food, good service and a decent spacing between the tables. Prices were reasonable. Overall excellent. We will be back.

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was great , but it was very busy and the service was very very slow, had to keep asking for drinks , place an order and food.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Maytime is set in a lovely village and is a very pleasant place to spend time. The building and garden are very well maintained and there is an air of quality about the whole place.

We had a traditional Sunday lunch which was very nice if a little expensive and eating in the garden was very pleasant. (There is an outside bar too).

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening. Staff friendly and attentive. Good food.

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NW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday lunch with friends at The Maytime, the food was delicious and the whole visit was great. Good food, a fair price in lovely surroundings. Keep up the good work. Cheers

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PC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Maytime Inn, celebrating Mothering Sunday, where the atmosphere was warm and friendly. Our food was served in good time by their helpful staff, it was well cooked and tasted really nice, all at a fair price.

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TS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Service. Lovely atmosphere. But very limited menu options for vegetarians and apparently none for vegans

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LB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely Mothers Day lunch at the Maytime. The staff were friendly and the roast beef was excellent. Its in a really pretty location and the garden is nicely kept. Perfect for an afternoon drink in the sunshine. Highly recommended!

Only tiny issue was that it got really warm during the lunch rush, and we couldnt seem to open the windows.

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LC
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food in a wonderful village pub. Would recommend highly to anyone!

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d
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the family for Sunday lunch and it did not disappoint. Service was great and the food was excellent. My son was so impressed he reckoned it was the best Sunday roast he’d had (apart from his mum’s of course!)
The gin selection is a bonus too.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience that we will definitely repeat

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JS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first experience at Maytime was very pleasant. The pink gin as recommended was very refreshing. Setting of the cafe was nice and cosy. Staff are attentive. We had Sunday roast, my hubby and I both had the pork loin and was tasty. We specially like the Rhubarb and Lemon pusse dessert. Will certainly revisit and recommend Maytime.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our family meal on Saturday night. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and all the food was tasty, well cooked and timely. Thank you very much.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal just a shame they had run out of 2 of the desserts.

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HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A pretty Cotswold inn in an attractive village. An unusually good Sunday lunch with for me a wine choice that could have been better. Perhaps it’s better to stay with beers and the large variety of gins. Must be a good summer choice with its large garden and views of the river. Very good. value overall.

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RH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely pub and the food is great. The service was extremely slow though and there was really no excuse as it wasn't that busy. Unfortunately this often seems to be the case in these beautiful country pubs which is a real shame.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

As much as we enjoyed the food the service overall was very poor. We had booked for a birthday treat but we're not made at all welcome on arrival. The waiting staff were friendly enough when they brought out the food but there was no other contact, we weren't even offered deserts etc., I also had to go to the bar to ask for the bill. It was not overly busy in the bar or restaurant!

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DA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous once again thank you for such great service.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful Friday lunch with friends in this gorgeous pub. Although unusually quiet the atmosphere was still lovely and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Great variety on the menu to suit all of us. Looking forward to a return visit.

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