pub4 pub5pub1 pub2 pub3It is always a pleasure to discover a new eatery that encompasses great design and tasty food which is just what we found at Jacobs Inn. The pub has recently been rejuvenated when Damion and Johnny of Jacobs & Field delicatessen took over The Red Lion Pub. The sign has been relegated to the chicken’s coop where it looks pretty cool and definitely sets the tone. Jacobs Inn is a mixture of quirky touches such as a bowler hat on a mounted deer head, candles, bottles filled with lights and old enamel signs (my favourite). I love the retro vintage touches and the way you can buy a loaf of bread or fresh eggs as well as have a pint or a tasty meal. The napkins were tea towels and the layered dessert was served in a glass jar while chips were in enamel mugs. Details like these always delight me and inspire me. Along with the chicken coop outside are a few piggies with a carvery sign above them so food is definitely locally sourced – bacon and eggs anyone?

Have a look at their website:
Jacobs Inn, 130 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PG. Tel: 01865 514333

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Muddy Stilettos for the two top photos. Go and visit her blog for her review on the pub and some great ideas of things to do in the Oxfordshire area and beyond.