Happiness is a Sunday Roast.
The Dewdrop Inn recently invited us to try their Sunday roast. The pub is a restored 19th-century inn at the heart of Summertown, located on Banbury Road.
The venue’s interior and exterior décor was rustic which created a calming and laid-back atmosphere that perfectly set the scene for my Sunday roast. It is evidently a family-friendly pub too as there were several families dining at the time of my visit. I must also note that it was very peaceful, despite being right on the Summertown high street.
Onto my cocktail; the Raspberry and Orange Blossom. Priced at £9.50, I was quite underwhelmed with it as the combination of flavours was not what I was expecting and lacked that ‘fruity and summer flavour’ I was anticipating from the cocktail.
Now for the real reason that you’re still reading.. the roast. There were a few options roast-wise, as well as a sharing option, which was nice to see on the menu for variety.
I opted for the 21-Day-Aged Sirloin of Beef, accompanied by red wine jus, Yorkshire pudding, ruffled thyme roasted potatoes, and seasonable vegetables. The beef was tender and full of flavour. There was a vegetable puree under the beef which complimented the dish very well and helped balance out the rich flavour of the beef. The roast potatoes were just as they should be – crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and the seasonal veg was cooked perfectly. The portion was very generous and definitely worth the £17.
My visit to The Dewdrop Inn marks a very rare moment where I was too full for dessert, however, I must say that the highlight of my visit was the staff. Everyone was so friendly from the moment I stepped into the pub and they always had genuine smiles on their face. This truly takes any dining experience to a different level.
Overall, The Dewdrop Inn gets a 7.5/10 from me! The food was delicious and despite my disappointment with the cocktail, it is still somewhere I would definitely return to!
The Dew Drop Inn
258 Banbury Rd, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DX