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The Muddy Duck

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Main Street | Nr Bicester, Hethe OX27 8ES, England
+44 1869 278099
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food and great service. House red fab...halibut dish wonderful. .....never room for a big pud but coffee and icecream

Thank Tracey A
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had our first meal at The Muddy Duck, and it won't be our last. Lovely food in a great setting. Not cheap but a real treat.

Thank 123ClarryD
Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high hopes for the MD following reviews by friends. So we turned up for our Sunday Lunch which was a birthday and celebrating our son being home for an extended holiday. The bar staff and waitresses were excellent and we were really looking forward to our meal. It went downhill once we arrived in the dining room. They... More 

1 Thank christineM1344IE
MuddyDuckHethe, Public Relations Manager at The Muddy Duck, responded to this review

Dear ChristineM1344IE Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really happy to hear that you found the service during your visit to be excellent, this is one of our top priorities here at The Muddy Duck so it’s great to see you appreciated our efforts! However, it sounds as though we fell short of... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had friends come to stay from Kent & Hampshire so wanted to take them somewhere nice. The Muddy Duck didn't let us down as per usual. Great atmosphere - Great food made for a really enjoyable evening. Staff are a credit to the owners and went above the call of duty to to ensure we had a night to remember.... More 

Thank daver0berts0n
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for my sons birthday in August and again in October for mine. The restaurant is beautiful and both the food and service is excellent. The menu choice is very good and the food is sourced locally. I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely place.

Thank Lesley G
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I revisited the MD with my GF for a romatic lunchtime date. We were not dissapointed, we had a relaxed drink at the bar, bar staff were friendly. We went through to our table in the comfortable restaurant. The staff were friendly and informed and we never felt rushed to order. We had a combination of fish dishes, which were... More 

Thank Steven G
Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The right place where enjoying a pint of real ale or having dinner in a charming atmosphere. Traditional and creative meals are properly blended. Excellent but expensive wine cellar.

1 Thank mormmail
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the minute we entered I knew we were going to have a lovely lunch. The place is filled with happy people! Lovely warm welcoming atmosphere in the (packed) bar. Had lunch in the dining room which was delicious. Highly recommend the Muddy Roast (both beef & lamb) which was cooked pink and perfect. The staff are friendly and attentive.... More 

Thank Amanda G
Daventry, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some reviews I did wonder what the standard here would be like.Our experience was entirely positive. A very warm welcome. Helpful and attractive staff. Food was delicious with Rack of Lamb quite superb.Would definitely go again.

Thank Christopher G
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here. The pub is set in rural Oxfordshire and can accommodate all sizes of parties. There are two menus, one for the bar and the other for the restaurant. We are in the restaurant and there were several choices of meat, fish and steaks as well as vegetarian options. The starters range from £6-£10 and the... More 

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Nr Bicester, Hethe OX27 8ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Hethe
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 278099
The Muddy Duck is a pub and restaurant located in the pretty village of Hethe, just north of Bicester. You can’t miss us – we’re slap bang in the beating heart of Hethe, next door to the Church of St. Edmund and St. George and just 4 miles from M40 junction 10. We love that all things British and traditional are making a revival, so whether in the bar or the restaurant, our food is an honest and inspiring blend of time-honoured favourites, with a creative MD twist. No short cuts, no ping-and-ding, no frozen – all fresh and cooked to order. The only thing that comes out of our freezer is our ice-cream and that's made in-house too. Through and through we’re about free-range, high welfare, sustainability, local or British produce if it’s best or at its best – and if not, we’re not ashamed to source from further afield, because quality is what counts.We keep favourite real ales and regularly have a few starring guests too and run an extensive wine list and like to encourage punters to try something different, so our cellar range is particularly good value.

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