Last Updated: 20 March 2013

In case you missed Helen on Newsnight – and have not had your fill of the horsegate affair – you can view again by clicking on the 'Read more' button below. Do you agree/disagree with her/don’t care… she argued that horse meat (or camel meat, or any protein) might be used – no matter what the regs say – if people, starting with the supermarkets, refuse to pay for food to be produced and manufactured properly. And if you don’t trust the burgers, or your purse is stretched, eat less meat – but quality meat. Bold for a livestock farmer…

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Helen Browning interview on BBC Newsnight 30/01/2013 on Vimeo.


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Closed Mondays in February

Tuesday to Friday:
noon to 3.00pm
food noon to 2.30pm
*Not open for food on Mondays*

Evening service
food 6.00-9.30pm, Mon-Fri
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Open all day from noon to midnight
food noon to 3.00pm
and 6.00pm to 9.30pm

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food noon-4.00pm

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how to find us:

Bishopstone is about 8 miles east of Swindon, 10 miles west of Wantage. In the village is a large duckpond. If the pond is on the right, the next lane on the left is Cues Lane. The Royal Oak is 50 yards down there on the right. The car park is beyond it and round the back.

Please be aware that unfortunately it is a difficult pub to access for disabled users, but our staff are willing to assist wherever possible and suitable. Call ahead and ask us, if you can.