About Andrew Steven

Resident of Upper Wardington and responsible for the development of this website.

2-5pm TODAY – FREE Event

AN EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Saturday 11th September 2021 2.PM – 5PM at Wardington Memorial Hall, Cricket Ground and Childrens’ Play Area     FREE BBQ FREE TEA & COFFEE FREE DRINKS FROM THE BAR   It’s time to come together, for families and friends to socialise, make new friends and re-engage with your community. Learn more about the activities, community services, and networking groups available in the villages of Wardington and Williamscot.   For more information contact Steve Mackenzie-Lawrie on 07950 411 373

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Sunday Lunch at the Hare & Hounds

We are going to be doing our first Sunday lunch tomorrow. Its a whole side of sirloin going in this time, so red meat lovers only!   Big Yorkshires, Wardington grown beans, Culworth carrots, Mumford's sirloin and potatoes from Northampton, with Hooky beer gravy to boot, then finished off with crumble with apples from my own garden!    Call 01295 750 645 to book in.   Thanks and hope to see you here! Tim

FREE Event Sat. 11th Sept. 2021

AN EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILYSaturday 11th September 20212.PM – 5PMatWardington Memorial Hall, Cricket Groundand Childrens’ Play Area   FREE BBQFREE TEA & COFFEEFREE DRINKS FROM THE BAR It’s time to come together, for families and friends to socialise, make new friends and re-engage with your community. Learn more about the activities, community services, and networking groups available in the villages of Wardington and Williamscot. For more information or to promote your group/ activity or launch a new club or activity contact: Steve Mackenzie-Lawrie on 07950 411 37

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Hare & Hounds – 4pm TODAY!

The Hare & Hounds reopens today at 4pm! Tim, Gus and the team will be pouring a free drink for the whole village to celebrate! There will be free finger food at the opening and for the first few days, with the kitchen opening for dining in September. Tim can't wait to welcome you all and raise a glass to the end of lockdown and the permanent re-opening of your village pub!

Hare & Hounds – 4pm Wed. 25th August

The Hare & Hounds will formally open its doors at 4pm on Wednesday 25th August 2021. Tim, Gus and the team will be pouring a free drink for the whole village to celebrate! There will be free finger food at the opening and for the first few days, with the kitchen opening for dining in September. Tim can't wait to welcome you all and raise a glass to the end of lockdown and the permanent re-opening of your village pub!

POSTPONED Opening of the Hare & Hounds

With regret the reopening of the Hare & Hounds is postponed due to Tim, your new landlord, contracting Covid. He is very disappointed with this turn of events, however is hoping that he will soon recover and be able to open in the very near future. Watch this space for updates!

Planning Application 21/02467/F for further development at Junction 11

There is a flurry of activity and concern about the submission of a further planning application by Euro Garages for the area between Wardington and the M40 - https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/21/02467/F Having got permission for the monstrous warehouse, they are having a second go for a motorway services station, four story office building, two fast food outlets and a 240 bed hotel. Their first application was opposed and withdrawn some 3 years ago. The reasons were: Unnecessary: Services already exist less than 15 miles to the north and south Access: Increasingly congested motorway junction and unsuitable access via the A361 Pollution: The air between the motorway junction and Banbury is already one of the most polluted areas in Oxfordshire Type of Employment:

Meet your new landlord

Meet Tim Steel, the new landlord of the the Hare & Hounds, who is a restaurateur from the West End in London with award winning sites in Mayfair and Covent Garden. He lives just a few miles from the village and will be hands-on making sure that the pub serves the needs of Wardington and its surroundings. Gus, a very experienced Kiwi publican who has had many senior positions at London pubs, will help run the site alongside Tim. He has also relocated up here and lives just south of Brackley. There will be fantastic traditional pub food, with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Tim and Gus look forward to welcoming you on the 17th of August with a free

Carol Service 4pm today

Join us in half an hour for the Wardington Carol Service in the churchyard. Optional Communion service follows.