We've been visiting Sturdy's Castle for years. An ideal stopping point between Oxford and Banbury. It was good once then slowly deteriorated over the years and had become very down-at-heel. The new owners have now completely transformed this place!!
There were just the two of us for Lunch on Saturday. Hard to find fault. Friendly greeting, very pleasant staff, beautifully clean. All the staff were cheerful and actually seemed like they wanted you to have a good meal! Efficient and friendly service and great food which we really didn't have to wait very long for at all. Everything was well cooked and tasted wholesome and fresh. Hard to fault - especially as the prices are very reasonable. Something on the menu for everyone - including the Jacket spuds (which looked very good) that Sturdy's became famous for 30+ years ago!!
The restaurant was really very busy - obviously a lot of people trying it out after the refurb. I'm sure, like us, most of them will return. Great to see Sturdy's doing so well again.
Our next visit will be on 'Steak Night' which I believe is a Wednesday. We trek from Banbury to Oxford quite regularly so I'm sure Sturdy's will become a frequent stop for us.
My only slight worry is the previous review (whatever he had on his breakfast I really MUST avoid!) As that was his first review I can only wonder why he bothered to register in the first place!!
Anyway, Sturdy's is great ........ give it a try!
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