The Crooked Billet

Food & Recipes

The reason why we ‘do’ The Crooked Billet is because we love food. We’re foodies. We adore cooking, love ingredients and get excited about food.

“My new greatest regret is wasting almost 47 years before discovering The Crooked Billet. The poignancy of all the meals I’ve missed at this little inn, hidden away in picturesque rural Oxfordshire is almost unbearable.”

Matthew Norman, Food Critic, The Telegraph

Michelin starred Michael Bedford of The Chef’s Table in Tetbury recently commented his most memorable meal was one eaten at The Crooked Billet.

Readers of The Observer Food Monthly voted The Crooked Billet “Best Sunday Lunch”.

Waitrose Food Monthly named The Crooked Billet their “Favourite Foodie Pub”.

Our food ethos – use as much local and British seasonal produce when it’s good but don’t restrict or spoil a menu by avoiding using delicious ingredients from far flung destinations. Besides, we’ve been importing produce since before the Roman invasion, and who wants to go through life without chocolate.

We have a traditional brigade of 9 chefs and make absolutely everything on the premises – bread, cheese biscuits, stocks, sauces, sorbet, ice cream and of course our famous Crooked Billet fudge.

We’re equally proud of Danny and his front of house team. Friendly, attentive, personality driven service. An enthusiastic team that smiles and wants to please. Not a bunch of kids saving up to go travelling.

The Crooked Billet cooks an eclectic menu with modern British and popular bistro favourites working in harmony.

2 course set luncheon

2 Course £15 luncheon offered Monday – Friday

a la carte

Full a la carte menu offered every luncheon and dinner 7 days weekly, all day Saturday and Sunday.

set weekday luncheon

A set luncheon menu is also offered Monday – Friday. 2 courses for £15, 3 courses for £20.

set weekend luncheon

A 3 course set luncheon menu is also offered Saturdays and Sundays until 6pm.


Click here for a selection of Crooked Billet favourites, recipes from Paul’s various magazine columns and from Paul’s weekly radio show 2.00-3.00pm every Friday on BBC Radio Berkshire FM’s 104.1 (Hampshire), 104.4 (Reading), 94.6 (Henley) and 95.4 (Windsor), on digital and online.

BBC Radio Berkshire