The Nut Tree Inn is a Michelin pub in Murcott, Oxfordshire serving refined seasonal modern British food. It occupies a 15th-century thatched building beside a village pond, with heavy stone walls and lots of exposed woodwork, as well as a productive kitchen garden.
Opened in 2006 by Mike and Imogen North (Mike grew up in the area), the Nut Tree is a traditional village pub, howbeit one that serves excellent food. It is still somewhere you can stop by and have a pint or relaxing drink at the end of a hard day’s work and find a mix of locals and visitors enjoying real ales and fine wines.
The Nut Tree Inn is located in the village of Murcott, which lies between the River Ray and Otmoor – about 4 miles south of Bicester, and it has held a Michelin Star since 2009. In 2018 it was voted Oxfordshire’s ‘Best Fine Dining Pub” and No. 17 in the “Top 50 UK Gastro Pubs”.
The restaurant is open from Wednesdays through to Saturdays and closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Lunch is served between noon and 1.30pm, and dinner is served from 6.00pm to 8.30pm. The pub is open for drinks from noon to 11.00pm.
The restaurant offers a lunch menu alongside a tasting menu at lunchtime, along with a bar and garden menu that is only served in the bar or garden. The bar menu is a walk-in option and cannot be booked in advance. In the evening, the restaurant only offers a tasting menu.