The Maytime Inn

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289 reviews
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£25 and under
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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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NH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The building /property was beautiful , the food was very tasty, service was fantastic staff very nice, only thing that would have made it perfect would have been Cheesecake on the menu, but that’s just my personal favourite ! Would recommend and hope to visit when in Cotswolds area again, thanks

S
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and professional. The manager was aware of our special requests. The food(fish and chips, chicken supreme, beetroot risotto, ravioli) all delicious, nicely presented and simultaneously served, piping hot. Puddings good and very attentive but unobtrusive service. Saturday lunch, would recommend. Fair range of vegetarian fare, which is important to us.

JG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming on the outside, charming inside too. A real gem, we'll definitely be back!

JL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of very mixed ages from 6 to 86 and all were catered for with care and consideration. The meat was very tender, the fish cooked to perfection. Those who had a dessert all said how lovely it was. I thought the ginger ice cream was delicious, never tasted better.

OC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner as a party of 6 for a special occasion. From the ambience, amazing selection of gin & drinks to wonderful service our whole evening from start to finish was perfect. We look forward to returning soon. Ola

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, very friendly and efficient.
Food was faultless.

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

This is our second visit to The Maytime Inn, it did not disappoint, all four of us had a fabulous meal, I'm lactose and gluten intolerant but I still fount delicious things I could eat. My partner and I both had the tuna which was amazing my mother in law had chicken supreme she said it was the best meal she's had in years, I tend to agree, my father in law had the burger which was also excellent.
We had our dog with us who was made very welcome. I do suggest booking in advance so as not to be disappointed.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food, service was good, one small niggle was corrected and coffee's given for free (Which we had not asked for), I would thoroughly recommend the Maytime.

AB
Cyprus
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, really comfortable, cosy and welcoming. Attentive staff, wine and good local beer, food exceptional! Thank you Imogen for looking after us.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much! Hospitality was excellent, great wine, delicious food, beautiful atmosphere with the fire lit and great company. A fantastic place to showcase a beautiful traditional English establishment to my Dutch in-laws! Will be sure to return!

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

Our visit was in the early evening (6pm) on a Sunday as a party of three, including my elderly mother. The food was memorable with the chicken dish cooked to perfection along with the accompanying sauces. My husband had the Boar burger which was also excellent. The whole experience was what I hope for when dining out, but does not always match up to expectation. This time, it did.

WC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Came here for roast lunch with my partner on a warm sunny day. Ambience outside was beautiful overlooking Cotswold hills, refurbished garden terrace with lovely plants. Food was very tasty, well presented and not too much portion wise. Service lacked attentiveness to its customers as staff seemed more focus on getting the drinks and food to the tables and the completion of their tasks. Had to eventually after 10/15 minutes of being seated flag down a waitress to take our order as we felt ignored by the waitresses passing us. After that the service was ok. But overall a good experience and would come back again but the service is in need of a brush up to be a perfect pub/restaurant for the Cotswolds

d
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great meal - Sunday lunch with a choice of 5 meats on the menu and 2 vegetation options.

L
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal here, good service and a cosy atmosphere. Desserts were tasty but quite expensive in relation to portion size.

JQ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our visit was off the back of a recommendation by a friend (wild board burger) already recommended to others ;0

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

Excellent food and service

PH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A sunday night so restaurant was quiet. Party of two, one had fish and chips 3.5/5 other tuna 4/5 was tasty but limited, plenty of fish but not enough veg and sauce..

AJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This not our first visit and we will definitely return in the near future.
The food choices were great.
The service great.
The garden provided a wonderful backdrop to our table.
Thank you so much!

KW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here a number of times. The food, ambience and service have always been faultless. In addition, the pub is in an idyllic setting with beautiful walks to salve one's conscience after over indulgence!

JS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience on a very hot day. Hadn’t been for Sunday lunch before and it didn’t disappoint.

HT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I’d recommend thanks to the garden but this was my fifth visit and it was poor.

HC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food ! Lovely interior and a fab garden for outside dining !

LC
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful setting, great food, good service. Will come back again and again!!

SR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often eat here and are never disappointed. Dogs welcome too!

SB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and food. Excellent wine list too.

CS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal in a superb environment, the staff were also so friendly.

TM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was great..however half the menu had run out by the time we got there at 1:30pm, one of our mains wasn’t cooked properly (fish) and by the time a new main had been sent out, The rest of the table had finished. Service was ok, apologetic but a little slow. I had been recommended this pub by a friend who said it was great, so maybe a bad day...having said that, I wouldn’t go back.

DL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We have eaten here before and have always been very pleased, however on this occasion we had booked through open table, thinking that having booked we would be directed to the restaurant. When we arrived we were told that the only table available was in the bar area, when asked if we could dine in the restaurant, we were told there was nothing available! However a couple who had not booked were shown into the restaurant, during our meal which I must add was lovely a number of tables remained empty in the restaurant which I found disappointing hence only giving this visit 3 stars.

CW
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been twice now to the May time and would certainly go again. It was lovely sitting outside and being able to appreciate the lovely countryside

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been to The Maytime Inn a number of times and every one has been a delight. The ambiance, food and people are all great. Will be returning soon

LC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch with friends. The food and service were excellent

OT
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday Lunch, roast was really nice ... Recommended

GD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Sunday lunch. Roast beef was absolutely outstanding! And the treacle tart ice cream...amazing

DE
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Maytime is a lovely Pub - just what you would expect from a Cotswold pub in a picture perfect village. The staff are friendly rather than stuffy and help to create a laid back vibe. The surroundings are ‘country life’ with a slightly rustic feel. Feed is good with a menu that suits a variety of tastes. The Maytime garden is a joy in fine weather. Beautiful views and lovely plants. The care of the garden makes it a charming place to be. It a favourite place for me to take guests or indeed hold small work meetings. As a result have been 3 tines in the lay month. Just one point to watch for. On sunny days kitchen can get a bit overwhelmed. Boom ahead to ensure care and attention.

PT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Could have had a few more beers on tap.
Lovely pub and location was great with beautiful countryside.
Sandwiches were of a high standard.
Staff friendly.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great elevated pub menu with a great eye for details.
A selection of gins 140 strong plus over a dozen types of tonic water. Does this make the maytime inn the most British place on earth?

PC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where else could you dine al fresco with views immediately over the open Cotswold meadows, with excellent food and some very fine wine. This is a lovely place, and you are looked after by friendly but professional staff. A delight.

LC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first visit to The Maytime Inn but hopefully not our last.
The food was good and the service excellent. The one negative was that one of our party did not enjoy his meal but I cannot honestly say that the choice of meal was right for him so I would not to like to judge the food by his choice.
My husband and I are looking forward to visiting again.

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

We have been to the Maytime before and we love the ambiance and effort that staff put into the experience, not to mention the gin selection that they have. However, we were disappointed when two of our party’s dishes came out very cold and needed to be sent back. Gratefully, the server returned it and came back with a hot dish (reheated) but by that time, everyone else was close to finishing eating.

We were then disappointed that no compensation was offered, not even a mention of having one of our drinks on the house. We paid our bill and did mention it to the server, if only to point it out so future patrons experiencing this might be better compensated.

EC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had lunch a week ago Friday which was lovely, I then bought a friend Wednesday night. We sat in the garden and waited 40mins for the waitress to come and get our drinks and food order. Table booked at 7.30 but food didn't come till 9, food was very nice. We both had Eton mess which was fruit and cream and literally tiny meringue crumbs, tasty but poor for the cost. I know your waitresses ella and lily and would only come back when they are serving, I think ella kindly gave feedback and we have been offered free drinks on next visit, which is appreciated. It's a beautiful pub, lovely menu and the lunch I had the week before was really lovely but it shows to me how important the service is and it really was poor on Wednesday. Certainly if I didn't know ella I am not sure I would come back. Thanks Emma

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