About Us

our food and drinks

We have an extensive à la carte menu offering something for everyone, with a wide range of both modern and classic English dishes which we prepare using only the finest local fresh ingredients. Complementing our food is our personally selected wine list along with a great selection of both local and international beers.

We also run daily specials which we are continually changing to reflect our fresh local produce and the changing of the seasons.  Please see our sample specials menus and please don't hesitate to ask for the latest specials when calling to make your booking.

Please also contact us if you a planning an event or party.  We can cater to parties of 80 people with your choice of à la carte or  bespoke menu and we're happy for you to bring along your favourite band or DJ.

Our Team

Front House

Front House Team


Our multinational team from L to R Barbara, Vali, Alexandra, Cristina, Claudia and in front Evelyne and our two dogs Molly and Maya are here to make your visit an enjoyable one. Please ask the team if you need any help with allergies or would like to adapt any dishes to suit your requirements.

Front House

Kitchen Team


Our kitchen team from L to R, Andrei, Cristi, Madalin, Sergiu and Margareta enjoy preparing your meals with flair and attention to detail. We're always coming up with new ideas for our special dishes and we're always happy for your feedback.

Our History

The Highwayman Inn, is nestled amongst 12 homes in Exlade Street, near Checkendon in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The building dates back to the 16th century and the Exlade Street Blacksmiths Forge previously stood in the car park amongst several barns.

During World War Two RAF Woodcote, which was responsible for storing and distributing a huge amount of equipment, had a large facility based near Exlade Street. With over 750 personnel based very close by the pub you can understand why it succeeded during this period.  Walkers can still see the remains of the three bases in the local woods.

The fantastic team have built a reputation based on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in comfortable surroundings in which to enjoy award winning food. We are committed to using local suppliers and produce with above all an eye for quality.


Exlade Street, Checkendon, Oxfordshire, RG8 0UA