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“Excellent food, attentive service, lovely setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Muddy Duck

The Muddy Duck
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Hethe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Silverstone, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Excellent food, attentive service, lovely setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visited the Muddy Duck for the first time last week to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We'd heard such good reports about it so our expectations were high, we were not disappointed! I had locally grown asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise as a starter and my husband had fish stew, both were delicious. This was followed by dover sole with a lobster and caper sauce for me and crab linguine for hubby, both absolutely perfect. The service was attentive, efficient and friendly. We were served on the lovely terrace as it was a sunny day. We've already rebooked a lunch there with friends. Not cheap but worth every penny, highly recommended.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food excellent service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

A very enjoyable evening. My only complaint - we come from Cornwall and the 'Cornish' hogs pudding served is definitely nowhere near the best our County can offer. Muddy Duck needs to source much better if they are putting it on the menu. Also need to correct the spelling of St Ives on the menu. Come on guys get it right.

Visited June 2013
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent 1st visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Visited for the 1st time yesterday. Ate in the bar. Food was excellent. Not the cheapest bar menu but worth it. Good atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Can't wait to go again

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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food, service and beautiful surroundings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had lunch in the muddy duck restaurant and wanted to experience the full menu as had previously been for Sunday lunch. We were not disappointed. The beetroot smoked salmon was excellent, (be aware they use fresh horseradish so very hot but delicious), I had the crab linguine as a main which was made with fresh pasta and had a lot of crab meat. My husband had the squid and the fish stew and overall we scored everything between 9-10/10. The waitress was also wonderful (cant remember her name but she was an actress), and the setting is beautiful. Recommended,

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic service and fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We went with some friends (table of 9) for Sunday lunch. The food was great, as was the service; portions incredible and a really nice atmosphere. More expensive than a Harvester but well worth it if you fancy quality food and service in a good environment. Well worth a visit!

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