Written on: 05/11/2011 by mark26
I used to absolutely love this place, it was the best pub food I have ever tried, and I used to go there often. But since the new owners took it over it really has lost the magic. It is pretentious, not particularly good food, expensive and the portions are tiny. We went with a group of 15 and the owners didn't make us feel welcome at all. We were the only ones in there on a Saturday afternoon so I can't imagine that it will survive for long. I had the pork belly - three small slices of... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2010
We were recommended by The Granary Deli in Watlington - Wow! Thank you so much. It was the most memorable, romantic, family friendly and Summery pub ever. The food was divine and the service so friendly and helpful. They even opened the pub a bit early for us to all eat in time so we could see Gifford's Circus in nearby Stadhampton. Will definietly go again for all types of special occasions. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2010
The first time we walked into the Half Moon we knew it was a special place. We were greeted like old friends and made to feel very welcome. The tables are decorated with candles and vases of wild flowers from their garden. We have since dined there on a regular basis and it is our favourite place! We have both travelled all over the country and eaten in some wonderful places but the Half Moon is the best! Well done to them! (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2009
We received a very warm & sincere welcome at The Half Moon in Cuxham; not always the case when two little children are in tow. The food was splendid, beautifully presented & special attention was given to providing child -sized portions, not just cut down adult food. The added bonus was that the food was locally sourced and freshly prepared to order. Service was attentive & helpful, so a Sunday family lunch with grandchildren was a delight ... we'll certainly go again. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008
Ok so get ready for a really awful sickly sweet eulogy, I don't usually write these things but feel moved to do so for this particularly special pub.
It is the best pub you could possibly wish to visit. I have never had such a welcome when visiting a pub and the food is as good as you will get anywhere. There are more and more brilliant pubs now and plenty we love but this is definitely at the top of the list. We do not live nearby but we always stop by if in the area.
They make/grow as... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2008
The Half Moon in Cuxham is a great place. It isn't expensive, and the menu is never the same. A walk round the garden and you will see all the home grown vegetables, and chickens maturing for your plate on your next visit.
I have never had a bad meal in over 50 visits. You do need to book early as there is always limited space. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2007 by dunniwj (1 review written)
This place has apparently been transformed by the new "owners" who took over in May 2006. The pub used to be more of a snotty French restaurant, and we, like many other locals avoided the place for entirely that reason. However, having heard that new owners were in place, we pottered down from Watlington, and we were amazed at the quality and choice of food, not to mention the value. They serve some standard gastro-pub classics e.g. moules marinere, which are as good as, if not better, than... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2006 by KevinGuy (1 review written)
The food was fantastic - all cooked to order with really fresh ingredients. The owners have created a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We were a table of 8 that we booked in advance, and we found the service at The Half Moon to be efficient and slick. It's not often you find a restaurant that changes its menu every day (hence the one menu board).
We'll be back as soon as possible! (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2006 by Russell2909 (1 review written)
This is a great gastro pub. The service and the food is outstanding. I cannot recommend The Half Moon in Cuxham highly enough! (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2006 by SA Cubberley (1 review written)
I really would like to see these people do well. I understand The Half Moon was very busy but the main 3 tables were booked in advance. I know this because we knew people on those tables and they informed us they had made the reservations days ago. The manager / owner should have therefore reviewed their service requirements to accommodate an almost full restaurant.
Having only one blackboard for the menu is crazy. Unless I could order in advance and be assured that the service has improved... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2006 by LauraD
This was my first time eating at The Half Moon and I will be going back. We decided to try somewhere different for my brother's birthday meal. There were 7 of us in total. I'm a very fussy eater so I'm always concerned about trying some where new but I had no trouble finding plenty I like on the menu. The food was wonderful, we had to wait half hour or so for the main meal but to be fair all food is cooked from fresh, so you can't complain when it's quality food. This is a great English... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2006 by Lou14 (1 review written)
The Half Moon at Cuxham - wow! what a find! The tenants have been there since May and have transformed the place. If you love your food and are looking for a relaxed friendly atmosphere, this is the place to find it. Fresh food cooked to order with the freshest ingredients. I just wish I lived closer! (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2006 by MinnieGreen (2 reviews written)
Village life is now complete with our new tenants at the Half Moon. A great place to meet! (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2006 by ferguson3248 (1 review written)
The Half Moon in Cuxham has been transformed by the new owners and it is now a lovely country pub that also serves great food. The service is superb and you will get a genuinely friendly welcome. Open on Mondays for lunch and dinner but only bar nibbles on a Tuesday. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2005 by Raymond Watts (1 review written)
I, my wife, my family, my friends and my colleagues dine at Madoui's at The Half Moon on a regular basis. The food is always first class and the service exceptional. Friendliness comes as standard. Chef Patron Alain is entertaining, friendly and helpful to a fault. The chef skills are evident by the quality of the cuisine. I ask anyone reading the reviews to simply take a drive out to Cuxham and discover for yourself the delights of Madoui's at The Half Moon. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2005 by KellyC (1 review written)
Having been an infrequent but consistent visitor to The Half Moon pub over the past few years we, husband and I, were intrigued to sample the cuisine since the the arrival of the new owners. As a Vegetarian finding character filled restaurants that offer a choice of suitable foods can be troublesome. The Half Moon was a joy in this respect. Upon mentioning that I was a Vegetarian I was told, "if there is nothing that appeals to you on the menu we'll be happy to prepare something especially... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2005 by lucy1012 (1 review written)
The Half Moon is a Nice friendly coutry pub, the food and service were to die for and my husband, two of our closet friends and I throughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to dining there again in the very near future. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2005 by gastropod (1 review written)
Don't be discouraged by the bad review earlier - The Half Moon really is worth the detour to go to; excellent starters - smoked salmon & fig salad, goats cheese & bacon salad; main - rack of lamb for two, excellent selection of fish; good wine list; reasonable price. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2005 by Anders69
Will sever my own head before I enter The Half Moon Pub in Cuxham again. So much for fine cuisine done "proper". (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2005 by Imog79 (1 review written)
The Half Moon in Cuxham is the ideal place for a quick pint or a long leisurely meal. Food is amazingly fresh, the chef even brings the raw ingredients out so you can tell just how fresh it has to be!!
Traditional decor with a difference. Beams and little fire places veer on the traditional side and quirky pictures and bits and bobs show the personalities of the owners.
Definitely worth a visit whether for a beer, snack or full 3 course meal. (read more)
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