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The Muddy Duck

€€ - €€€, European, British
Main Street | Nr Bicester, Hethe OX27 8ES, England
+44 1869 278099
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish stew” (34 reviews)
“steak” (90 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Nr Bicester, Hethe OX27 8ES, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed our meal/evening at the Muddy Duck. The setting is very relaxing, decor what you would expect of a fairly informal country pub. We ordered a range of staters from the soup to the Charcuterie Board and were all impressed. Three of us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Lurfer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Muddy Duck, is a hidden gem. It has a great atmosphere and a great buzz aroiund a very visual kitchen. The food, the drink the service was top class and it is exceptional value. We arrived for Sunday lunch and it was a very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Heather B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We go to the Muddy Duck in hethe at least once a month and had our daughters 18th birthday meal there. The food is always fantastic, brilliant customer service and great setting. Only wished I lived in hethe then I could go more often.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank penbostock
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We have been meaning to come here for 3 years since we moved close by and today we finally managed it....all we can say is, why did we wait so long??? We ate in the bar as we had our dog so the menu was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SunnyW86
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

To answer the one reviewer we are not members of staff! Visited for a special birthday lunch, the staff were fabulous, the Sunday roasts we had outstanding as were the starters and the puds. This is a great place to eat but you do need...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Karenhilder
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This was my first time at the Muddy Duck and I'll definitely go back again. Excellent service, welcoming staff and first class food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D H
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We visited mid week for a birthday celebration. The welcome was warm, staff polite, attentive (without being intrusive) and cheerful. We chose, for the main course, the shared Cote de boeuf and it was exceptional, definitely the best we have ever had and we have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sandrj2
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Another visit and another good meal. Always welcoming and fun polite staff. Good menu and interesting if limited wine list. Just right for that good meal or something special for a celebration. Would have been a five but for the slightly bland monkfish starter and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jmf9
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch experience in this gorgeous pub. Fabulous decor and amazing food and wine.The chicken and bacon club sandwich to die for. The best flat white ever in the uk.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarah y
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Was introduced to this fabulous restaurant today by family, thanks to Jack and his lovely staff for excellent welcome and service. Food fantastic I had the roast chicken which was delicious and everyone else in the party enjoyed there meals also thanks to the chefs,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Maureen D
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3 September 2016|
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Response from TheMDteam | Property representative |
Dear "TeamRosty" Thank you for your keen attention to our reviews, but as a group of owners and a team who work incredibly hard at getting it right every day please have the common decency to obtain and be sure of your... More
29 August 2016|
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Response from Matthew23751 | Reviewed this property |
Fraid I can't help, but it won't stop me going again.
22 April 2016|
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Response from TheMDteam | Property representative |
Hi "afcbrock" Thank you for your question - however, there is no 'secret waiting list', so I'm not sure what you mean by that. We book the restaurant up on a first come first served basis, whether remotely through Book a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:15
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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
  • E-mail
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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