For reservations in The Malthouse restaurant, please call 01869 278099
or book online

How to find us

The Muddy Duck is located in the pretty village of Hethe, just north of Bicester. You can’t miss us – we’re slap bang in the beating heart of Hethe, next door to the Church of St. Edmund and St. George.

To alleviate any inconvenience to our neighbours in the village during busy periods, we would be (ever so) grateful if customers could first try and park in our large, car park at the rear of the property before considering on-road parking.

The Muddy Duck
Main St, Hethe
Nr Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8ES

(Please note, with regret, we cannot accept any bookings via email)

Get directions >

Take the Fringford or Stoke Lyne/Hethe turns off the A4421 – Buckingham Road – and follow to Hethe.

Exit at J10 and join the A43. Turn right (3rd exit) at the Baynard’s Green roundabout onto the B4100 for Bicester. Take the first left signed Stoke Lyne/Hardwick, keep straight and follow to Hethe.

Visit us

We’d love you to enjoy the many beautiful footpaths and bridleways in the farm and parkland surrounding the pub. We have set out a few circular walks to suit visitors with various levels of fitness or time to spare (see link below to print off, or we have copies in the pub for you to pick up). Not got the right clodhoppers? We also hire wellies, have OS maps and when you return you can hang your wellies on one of the racks and ask for a pair of complementary fluffy socks/slippers to pad around in! Work up an appetite and get toasty tootsies: DOWNLOAD CIRCULAR WALKS

Unfortunately, we do not have any guest accommodation but we’re very happy to recommend The Dozing Duck – a stylish and luxurious garden room with large en-suite, directly opposite The Muddy Duck.  The Dozing Duck has been finished to a very high standard and has all the furnishings, products and beautiful little luxuries and attention to detail you’d expect from a unique boutique hotel. Owner Jayne (a former interior designer) has quickly built up a raft of glowing reviews and loyal regulars.
The Dozing Duck is available to book via Air BnB via the following link:


The last word
We owners all love dogs, so well behaved mutts are welcome in the pub, beer garden and copse area year round, but must be kept on a lead at all times please. Regrettably, we do not allow dogs in the restaurant or on the terrace when it is set for dining in good weather. You’ll find a water bowl and free treats dispenser on the wall of the beer garden.

We also love children, but like our dogs we like them well behaved! Children that don’t have a penchant for swinging from the light fittings, running circles round other diners and can sit at the table and enjoy a meal with the rest of their party are very welcome in the restaurant. Warning: any sprogs left to run wild will be unashamedly utilised as pot washers!

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