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The Muddy Duck

Main Street | Nr Bicester, Hethe OX27 8ES, England
+44 1869 278099
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork crackling” (27 reviews)
“fish stew” (29 reviews)
“steak” (72 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Nr Bicester, Hethe OX27 8ES, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I was taken to the Muddy Duck for my birthday as a surprise And a very pleasant surprise it was too We had some great food and in very pleasant surroundings The service was very attentive and nothing seemed to much trouble The 1kg steak...More

Thank AF52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t fault this place. We had an evening celebration with our company and their partners at this lovely country restaurant. The setting is warm and welcoming and the food and staff were superb. We had a banquet meal but despite the logistics of trying to...More

Thank Oxfordnosher
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our company held a celebration dinner at the Muddy Duck last night and we were treated to excellently prepared food with the best ingredients, served by a young, fun and efficient team and in a relaxed but smart environment. Due to the size of our...More

1  Thank stephen j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planning to visit for Mum's 83rd birthday I emailed ahead to check disabled facilities and was told we could be accommodated so I asked for a table by return email. On arrival we found the car park was deep gravel - impossible with a wheelchair....More

Thank Julie T
MuddyDuckHethe, General Manager at The Muddy Duck, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Julie, I’m saddened to read such a review posted on trip advisor especially considering we had been communicating by email but if you’d rather share your concerns via a public platform that’s entirely up to you and we are grateful for the feedback regardless. Firstly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some time The Muddy Duck has been closed for refurbishment; now reopened, it seems that most of the work has been concentrated on the kitchen (which has been completely reconstructed) while the public areas of the restaurant and bar have enjoyed only a bit...More

Thank cherrypicker53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly edgy service from the main guy in charge , I would say bordering on rude to my sister. A little bit too “ this is the way we do thing and it’s for you to fit round us “ 100 day aged beef steak...More

Thank EHO1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The muddy duck is pretty much out of the way, you won't stumble upon it by chance, but once you've found it . it certainly is a treat, the service from when you enter to when you leave is first class, very attentive waiting staff...More

Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been back to the Muddy Duck for over a year but booked for a Saturday evening to meet up with some friends. The restaurant was busy but we were still treated in a friendly and professional manor by our server Jack who was...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I wrote a critical review of the Muddy Duck last year which we had visited several times, when attending the British Grand Prix. After our initial delight at finding such an unusual restaurant tucked away in Hethe, we sadly watched as it lost its way....More

Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were a group of 7, with 3 generations and everyone enjoyed it. the beautiful restaurant building was so comfy for a multi generational get together. Food was spectacular, and the wine was superb. We will visit again.

Thank Vicky582
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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.
23 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
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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