The Duck on the Pond is a delightful Pub & Restaurant which is situated in the picturesque village of South Newington located on the A361 Banbury to Chipping Norton Road.
It has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, whilst still retaining many of its original features such as oak beams and the bread oven found hidden behind the large open fire.
The bar features traditional ales, always with at least one from the nearby Hook Norton brewery (well worth a visit to its excellent visitor centre, shop and restaurant). The other ales change weekly. We also stock a wide selection of gins with their own menu and a range of wines to suit all palates, we carry a core range, a changing list of bin ends and seasonal offerings. In addition half of the bar space is given over to non-alcoholic drinks, we are aware of how many of our guests drive and we aim to offer them the widest choice we can, we have a menu to show the options and some suggested mocktails.
We are very proud of our reputation gained for good food, we offer traditional dishes and surprises from around the world. We use local suppliers where we can, an obvious exception being fish and seafood which comes in six days a week from Brixham. To supplement the menus we offer specials, will always have vegetarian options (vegan where we can) on the main menu and the menus will change with the seasons. We are developing our gluten and dairy free options, some of which are always available, do ask for details.
Our food may be enjoyed in our main restaurant, the bar area or, for those who like to eat al fresco, the patio is the place to enjoy a fine meal, overlooking the delightful pond, where you can see the ducks or play in the spacious garden which offers views of the surrounding countryside.
We offer ample parking and welcome dogs in the bar.
We are pleased to cater for parties, functions and meals for that special occasion. We will provide menus in advance and request that parties over 10 pre-select.
So drop by just for a drink, for a casual lunch or for that special occasion. We are a great place to meet up with friends. We aim to offer a warm and friendly welcome and we are all there to make your visit a memorable one.