Gate Inn

Brailes (Upper)
OX15 5AX
Telephone(01608) 685212
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Opening times: Closed Mon; 4-9 Tue-Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-4 Sun

Reopened as a freehold free house in November 2018 after many decades as a Hook Norton tenancy. Three handpumps serve continuously-changing cask ales and a barrel on the bar supplies a fourth, often from Hook Norton. Wainwright, Butty Bach and Youngs Bitter plus Cheddar Valley cider were first to appear. There is an open fire to warm you in winter and a large garden for enjoying a summer pint. Pasties and scotch eggs at the bar are reputed to be top notch. Bus 3A between Shipston and Banbury stops at the door.